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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
2012 (Swedish)In: Skriv! Les! 1: Artikler fra den förste nordiske konferansen om skriving, lesing og literacy / [ed] Synnöve Matre og Atle Skaftun, Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2012, 157-172 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In national tests in Swedish conducted in Swedish upper secondary schools, students write essays on a topic presented in a booklet containing texts (fiction and non-fiction). Students are given this booklet in advance so that they can read and prepare for the writing task. Each essay task requires students to read the booklet and use information and standpoints from the texts. To study how students’ reading is reflected in their essays, I have used Langer’s model which presents four stances that a reader moves in and out of while reading. Two argumentative tasks are studied and the results show different reading patterns depending on what the instruction asks students to do. In the first task students read and comment on an article, which leads them to step ‘outside’ the article and rethink their own experiences (stance 3), and to objectify the article and the viewpoints contained within it (stance 4). The second task requires students to give examples from various articles and to present their own views on the matter in question. This leads to more reporting (stance 2) and less stepping outside the reading. The context of a test leads students to engage in discursive reading rather than literary reading, to use Langer’s terms. Meaningful reading involves all four stances, but students’ essays do not fully reveal which stances they have moved through while reading and preparing for the test. When assessing such texts, teachers can gain useful information about students’ reading strategies by simultaneously contemplating the use of Langer’s four stances.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2012. 157-172 p.
Keyword [sv]
nationella prov, läsprocesser, Langer, gymnasiet, Svenska B
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
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Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188790ISBN: 978-82-519-2870-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-188790DiVA: diva2:579204
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Skriv! Les! 1
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-19 Last updated: 2013-04-11Bibliographically approved

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