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Daley, Nola; Rawson, Katherine A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2019
Textbook passages commonly include elaborations (details supporting main ideas) with the assumption that elaborations will improve learning of the main ideas. However, elaborations increase text length, which subsequently increases the reading time of that text. These observations lead to the two focal questions of interest in the current study:…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Time, Memory