Publications
Authors:
  • Kenton Ohara
Citation:
Xerox Technical Report
Abstract:
Reading is not a unitary activity. Rather, skilled readers have at their disposal a variety of reading strategies
which can be effectively applied in a wide range of situations. The typology presented here is an initial attempt
at characterising how reading strategies are influenced by the goals and motivations of the reader. The reading
styles and support activities, as well as navigational and manipulation issues are used as the means by which
a characterisations of reading can be built in relation to specific reading goals. These goals include: reading to
learn; reading to search/answer questions; reading for research; reading to summarise; reading to do; reading
for problem solving and decision making; proof-reading; reading for critical review; reading to write and revise
documents; reading for enjoyment. From this characterisation it can be seen how the different reading
strategies make a range of demands on the properties required of the medium in which the document is
presented.
Year:
1996
Report number:
1996-107
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