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How readable are your texts?  
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Text Structure

There is evidence that knowledge of the structure (rhetorical organisation) of a text facilitates comprehension and recall.

In order to facilitate readability consider:

  • Indicating what type of text it is;
  • Summarising main problem and solution, or cause and effect;
  • Using graphic organisers to indicate route through the text;
  • Highlighting high level propositions;
  • Ensuring that clues to rhetorical organisation are clear e.g. The first point is… In conclusion…;
  • Adding graphical clues such as headings, paragraph indentation, numbering.

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