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Digital Texts and Reading Strategies

Reading an academic text in a paper format can be challenging, and reading it online adds complexity to the task. The growing number of adult learners using digital texts for academic purposes provides an opportunity for educators to teach students how to effectively read these texts for comprehension and critical thinking. Articles and ideas for teaching digital reading to elementary or secondary students abound, but there are few resources for teaching adult learners how to interact effectively with digital texts. Fortunately, the reading skills that support engaged or deep reading for younger students can be applied to adult learners as well. Furthermore, the tools that many readers use for engaged reading with print text, such as annotating, questioning, and summarizing, are equally useful with electronic texts. By Suzanne Julian.

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