Presentation Title

Using Within-Document Summaries for Selective Reading and Organized Writing

Location

Room 1220 B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation introduces a document format called QuikScan, a tool for selective reading and organized writing. QuikScan employs multiple within-document summaries that appear typically after a heading, synthesizing the superordinate ideas of each section. Each summary is formatted as numbered list items; the numbers correspond to numbers placed in the body of the document where the summarized ideas are discussed in full. Three studies show that QuikScan facilitates reading comprehension and information navigation, and enables writers to effectively organize their ideas.

Keywords

QuikScan, Selective reading, Organized writing, Within-document summaries, Reading comprehension, Information navigation

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 4:00 PM Oct 1st, 4:45 PM

Using Within-Document Summaries for Selective Reading and Organized Writing

Room 1220 B

See presentation description.