10-second review: How would you define comprehension? The authors’ definition is an interesting starting point.
Title: “The Concept of Comprehension: An Analysis.” TE Wheat and RM
. Journal of Reading (April 1975), 523-527. Edmond
Summary/Quote: “The reader must be totally involved in striving to reconstruct the author’s message. He uses all his past experiences and learning as well as his knowledge of the structure of the language.”
Comment: This brief summary of comprehension implies a concentration on the act of reading that I don’t think is necessary for everything we read. RayS.