Revealing the Implications of Reading Strategy for Reading Behaviour and Comprehension

  • Reichle, Erik (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • White, Sarah (Chief Investigator)
  • Paterson, Kevin (Chief Investigator)

    Project: Other

    Project Details


    Accurate comprehension of text is vital in everyday life, ranging from educational and professional contexts to social and leisure activities. Our reading goals are affected by factors such as time pressures and the quantity of text available to us, such that often we skim rather than read everything carefully. Now that so much textual information is available on our
    electronic devices, quantities of text and time constraints are likely affecting our reading goals (and therefore reading behaviour and comprehension) more than ever before. However skim reading is detrimental for comprehension, for
    example, failing to identify all words within the text and limiting integration of new information with previous text and existing knowledge. In educational contexts students may fail to grasp and remember key concepts. In professional contexts professionals may have limited time to process new information before making key decisions.
    Effective start/end date1/07/1830/06/21