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ERIC Number: EJ1089058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Fiction Reading Strategies of College Readers
Poole, Alex
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v43 n2 p91-109 2013
Research has shown that skilled college readers use a variety of strategies in flexible ways in order to comprehend academic texts. However, little is known about how skilled college readers use strategies when reading fiction, in spite of the fact that literature courses are required at many universities and thousands of students regularly major and minor in literature. The following study attempted to fill this gap by analyzing college students' use of strategies when reading fiction, and if such strategy use varied according to academic success, as measured by cumulative grade point average. The results showed that strategies used to read fiction are similar to, yet unique from, those used to read general academic texts. In addition, significant correlations between academic success and frequency of strategy use were only found on a handful of strategies; however, such correlations are pedagogically important.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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