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Student hypertexts: The perils and promises of paths not taken

Computers and Composition Volume 12, Number 3, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This article is a study of the problems students face when visualizing a hypertext audience. Beginning with Ede and Lunsford's working definition of audience addressed/audience invoked, the author traces the students' problems with audience analysis to three interdependent issues: (a) a tendency to let the operational and functional levels of construction take precedent over figurative meaning, (b) confusion over the demands of print and oral audience expectations, and (c) an inability to conceive of hypertext as anything other than “pure process” and of the reader as anyone other than the writer.


Golson, E. (1995). Student hypertexts: The perils and promises of paths not taken. Computers and Composition, 12(3), 295-308. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 28, 2021 from .

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