Automated Evaluation of Text and Discourse with Coh-Metrix by McNamara D.S., Graesser A.C., McCarthy P.M., Cai Z.

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Nonetheless, the Coh-Metrix analysis presented by McNamara and colleagues indicated that across studies noun overlap accounted for the greatest amount of variance in the differences between the high- and low-cohesion versions. factors that interact with text cohesion As discussed earlier, one important impetus for developing Coh-Metrix came from studies showing the benefits of text cohesion. But a second important impetus for developing Coh-Metrix came from studies showing that the effects of cohesion depended on factors such as the reader’s domain knowledge and the comprehension task.

The four versions were either high or low in local cohesion and either high or low in macro-level (global) cohesion. The local cohesion modifications to the text included replacing pronouns with noun phrases, defining unfamiliar concepts, adding argument overlap between sentences, and adding connectives to clarify relationships between ideas. Global cohesion was increased by adding topic headers to sections and adding topic sentences to the beginnings of each paragraph. The excerpt below provides the first few paragraphs of the high-cohesion Heart Disease text used in this study.

1996) found that the children with more knowledge about the heart benefit from the low-cohesion version of the text according to comprehension measures that tapped into deeper levels of comprehension. According to the bridging-inference questions, problem-solving questions, and the sorting task, the children with more knowledge showed better comprehension if they had read the low-cohesion rather than the highcohesion versions of the text. According to their recall of the text and the performance on text-based (shallow, detail) questions, they showed a slight advantage from the highest-cohesion text, but on the questions and tasks that relied on deeper levels of understanding they showed large advantages of having read the low-cohesion text.

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