Selective attention to question-relevant text information precedes high-quality summaries: Evidence from eye movements

José A. León, José David Moreno, Inmaculada Escudero & Johanna K. Kaakinen
Comprehension and summarizing are closely related. As more strategic and selective processing during reading should be reflected in higher quality of summaries, the aim of this study was to use eye movement patterns to analyze how readers who produce good quality summaries process texts. 40 undergraduate students were instructed to read six expository texts in order to respond a causal question introduced in the end of the first paragraph. After reading, participants produced an oral...
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