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ERIC Number: EJ1089125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Hypertext: Its Nature and Challenges for College Students
Sandberg, Kate E.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v44 n1 p51-71 2013
Reading academic hypertext documents in college brings a new level of complexity that changes the definition of college reading and literacy. Knowing how to read these unpredictable, nonlinear texts requires familiarity and practice. The author describes the nature and usefulness of hypertext, reviews the challenges of reading hypertext, and offers reading strategies for college students. The article includes research on the characteristics of hypertext, theoretical underpinnings of hypertext comprehension, disorientation issues, design features for navigation and coherence, and specific comprehension strategies for college hypertext assignments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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