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ERIC Number: ED310409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 13
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Creating the Virtual Work: Readers' Processes in Understanding Literary Texts.
Earthman, Elise Ann
A study examined the ways in which college readers interact with literary texts. The method of interviews and think-along protocols, in which a text was read aloud by the subject while he simultaneously verbalized his thoughts, was used to compare the reading processes of eight college freshman to those of eight masters students in literature who have larger stores of discipline-specific knowledge and a repertoire of strategies for approaching a text. The results indicated differences in the following areas: (1) the ways that readers made inferences in order to fill in missing information in a text; (2) the ways that readers respond to what Iser has called the "repertoire" of the text; and (3) the readers' ability to vary their perspective as they were reading the text. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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