*provides an important integration of research and theory with theoretical, methodological, and educational applications;
*includes a number of chapters that cover how science text information affects mental representations and strategies;
*introduces important suggestions about how text design and new technologies can be thought of as pedagogical features; and
*establishes academic text taxonomies and a consensus of the criteria to organize inferences and other mental mechanisms.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"...this volume provides detailed descriptions of the multiple facets of science text design and comprehension. The analysis throughout are concise, and the tenor of the writing is non-technical. It draws on the cross-disciplinary interests of cognitive science, is relevant to a diverse audience, and can serve an important propaedeutic function for graduate students or others interested in entering the discourse on text comprehension....This volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the nature of coherence as an important cognitive construction that is created during reading."
Texas Tech University
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