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The effects of topic familiarity on good and poor readers' sensitivity to what is important in text (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1985-06)This study examined the influence that topic familiarity had on good and poor readers' ability to identify and use important information in expository texts. Fifty-six eighth-grade students and thirty-seven adults indicated ...