What expectations do we have as a reader when approaching an unknown text?
Every time we sit ourselves down with an unknown text we automatically have some expectations concerning what we’re about to read. We always look at texts through glasses coloured by our experiences and our education. Those “glasses” make it possible for us to find meaning in what we are reading. But sometimes our expectations can be a hindrance too, and if this is the case, we end up with a sense of frustration or find ourselves feeling that we didn’t catch the essence of the text – despite having read it thoroughly from end to end.
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