Studies of Elaboration in Instructional Texts (1988)
The documents distributed here have been provided as a means to ensure timely
dissemination of scholarly and technical work on a noncommercial basis.
Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the authors or by other
copyright holders, notwithstanding that they have offered their works here
electronically. It is understood that all persons copying this information will
adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These
works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright
The paper is in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program from Adobe to view PDF files.
Charney, D.H., Reder, L.M., & Wells, G.W. (1988). Studies of elaboration
in instructional texts. In S. Doheny-Farina (Ed.), Effective documentation: What we have learned from research, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 47-72.
Note: Above paper was the winner of the 1989 NCTE Award for Excellence
in Technical and Scientific Writing: Best Article Reporting Formal Research in Technical or Scientific Communication.