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Synonyms for aliterate

a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources

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Beers (1996) observed that aliterates far outnumber illiterates and encounter similar problems or difficulties.
The probability of aliterates watching television, DVDs/ CD films, playing computer games and other activities apart from the ones listed here is very high.
Efferent reader vs Aesthetic reader: Researchers refer to active readers as having aesthetic to reading whereas reluctant or aliterate readers have efferent response to reading.
Incorporating more non-fiction books (not textbooks) into the curriculum could encourage more recreational reading for aliterate students.
Aliterate individuals or society surely will suffer regrettable consequences that they may never recover from.
Thus, an aliterate person is doing himself a disservice and may never be opportuned to find the needed solutions via reading.
Implicit in universities' promotion of online, digitized curriculum designed for, and increasingly by, aliterates, the demotion of dictionaries and Gutenberg technology proceeds apace.
Thus, to sum up what arcing into the teaching of lexicology and lexicography among the aliterates feels like in the new millennium, I appeal to the words of the great Hoosier philosopher, the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Reflexively most people tend to hear the lexical item illiterate with an [I], rather than aliterate with an [e].
An aliterate person, by contrast, is one who is capable of reading and writing but who has little interest in doing so, whether out of indifference to learning in general or from a preference for seeking information and entertainment by other means.
By confessing to my obsession with dictionaries and establishing my credentials as a "harmless drudge," as opposed to acting like a disciple of Miss Fidditch, I became less of a schoolmarm and more of an entertaining eccentric (a traditional stereotype of English professors that even aliterate students students can tolerate).
I require vocabulary quizzes or etymology exercises on many of the essays and three in particular I want to discuss in terms of how my increasingly aliterate students react to such lexicological instruments.
If you, the reader, feel motivated to skip what at a glance look like mere infodumps, you have thus empathetically entered the Millennial mindset of my aliterate students.
Al usually does well with emulate because he has learned from my directions that I will often select these polysyllabic Latinate words, and plus (as he would say) the word appeared circled in red in his used textbook because some alert non- aliterate student who had my class previously had annotated the book after we went over the quizzes in class.
Hell's Bibliophiles: The Fifth Way of Looking at an Aliterate.