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What types of social reading are there?

Bob Stein is the founder of the Institute for the Future of the Book. On the institute’s website, he has posted a useful essay entitled ‘A Taxonomy of Social Reading: …

What is social reading?

Social reading is a form of collaborative reading that takes place online. It incorporates discussion into the reading process and thus turns it into a community experience. In Week 1, …

What is hyper reading? Part II

In previous steps, we took a good look at the first five of James Sosnoski’s eight hyper reading strategies: filtering, skimming, pecking, imposing, and filming. Watch Philipp Schweighauser outline the …

What are the strategies of hyper reading? Part II

Continuing where we left off, this article briefly outlines three further hyper reading strategies described by James J. Sosnoski in ‘Hyper-Readers and Their Reading-Engines’ (trespassing, de-authorizing, fragmenting) and two further …

Overview

This week, you have learned about the six reading strategies in the digital age that we will cover. Each of the remaining weeks is dedicated to one of these strategies …

What is hyper reading? Part I

When reading online texts on computers, we typically engage in hyper reading. This way of reading has probably become the dominant or at least the most frequently used reading strategy …

What are the strategies of hyper reading? Part I

In his essay ‘Hyper-Readers and Their Reading-Engines’, James J. Sosnoski defines hyper reading as ‘reader-directed, screen-based, computer-assisted reading’ (167) and outlines eight hyper reading strategies: filtering, skimming, pecking, imposing, filming, …

How does close reading work?

To see the enduring power of close reading at work, one great resource is Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois’s Close Reading: The Reader (2003), an essay collection that brings together …

How can we define close reading?

To look up terms and concepts relevant to the study of literature − from metaphor to deconstruction and beyond − M. H. Abrams’s A Glossary of Literary Terms is an …

What professional reading strategies are there?

Next to the lay reading strategies discussed in the previous steps, there are also reading strategies employed by professional readers of literary texts. This video explores four of them. Philipp …

What is close reading?

Close reading is one of the most widespread scholarly methods in literary criticism and constitutes an indispensable tool, the bread and butter, for professional readers. Learn about its origins and …
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