Are You Hypertextually Predisposed?


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Are you hypertextually predisposed? Are you a closet hypertextualist? Take Krumme's "Hypertest" and find out!

Score yourself. Should you have a total score of 8 or more (i.e. you answer 8 or more questions with a "Yes") , consider yourself to be a non-linear, hypertextually predisposed learner and thinker.

Non-Linear, Hypertextual HabitsYes? No?
Are you still upset that the editors of the 1970s and 1980s did not like your habit of using multiple footnotes per page?
Do you have the habit of sticking little yellow pieces of paper all over your own and other people's writings to remind you of some gem idea?
Do you use a lot of lengthy quotes from other documents?
In your writing, do you use references such as "see also..." or "for a similar opinion, see..."?
Do you still use little 3x5 notecards to keep track of references or killer ideas of yours (or others)?
Did you have more than one appendix in your thesis or dissertation?
Did you have trouble understanding why your highschool English teacher was so concerned about "introductions", "conclusions" and "transitions"?
Do you use a yellow highlighter?
Are you a methodological advocate of case studies and love the fact that you are unable to squeeze all the insights gained from a case study into a single linear paper?
Are you getting annoyed by incomplete, inappropriate or meaningless introductions to newspaper or magazine articles? Do you get angry when journalists try to "suck you in" by hints rather than substantive essence forcing you to read on and on...?
Are you a friend of subheadings? (i.e. do you tend to use two or more of them per single-spaced page?)
Have you stopped reading most books cover-to-cover? Do you have the habit of opening a new book randomly and testing the prose? Do you look for favorite key words in the index or in the table of content? Do you use most books as reference books rather than something to read from cover to cover?
Have you ever been annoyed by authors trying to force you to follow their particular brand of thought over hundreds of pages, endulging excessively in their own needs and writing for themselves rather than trying to adjust to the many different (and seldom known) needs of the many (unknown) readers?


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