ERIC Number: ED552052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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What Strategies Do Resistive Readers Use to Fake Their Way through School Assigned Texts?
Krieger, Courtney M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oklahoma
A trend among adolescent readers is the practice of fake-reading. Fake-reading occurs when students who can read choose not to, and develop strategies to fake their way through school-assigned texts to earn good grades. This study examines four resistive readers, or fake-readers, assigned to read Neal Shusterman's "Unwind" (2007) and complete an "Unwind" Multiliteracy Project related to the book. Resistive readers admit to using four main strategies: skimming (scanning in lieu of reading), ripping (using online summaries as test and essay preparation), mooching (getting information needed through conversations with friends), and schmoozing (getting information needed through informal chats with the teacher and in-class discussion). Implications for promoting reading engagement among fake readers are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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