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structural organization of ideas in text without conveying additional content
(Lorch & Lorch, 1995; Meyer, 1985; Meyer, Talbot, Stubblefield, & Poon, 1998).
For example, authors may also use number signals so that readers know where
they are in a series of ideas or a sequence of steps. “The first idea is...” and “Our
last of four points is...” are examples of number signals. Authors may also signal
text organization with an introductory or summary paragraph that discusses the
organization of the reading, or they may put key ideas in bold print or underline
them to help students know that those ideas are important. The paragraph heading
for this section is an example of a signal, because it helps you follow the structure
of this chapter.
Although signals are typically thought of as device used in written text,
they may also be useful in your teacher presentations or lectures. For example,
you may stop after a major section of a presentation and review key points for
students, or you may use sig...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08