Meaningful reading, to a large extent, depends upon the interaction between the reader and the material read. In order to comprehend what is read and interact with the writer, the reader must bring prior knowledge to bear on the passage (Otto and Smith, 1980; Rumelhart, 1976; Smith, 1978).
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