My research sought to reveal attitudes and practices in reading and writing done primarily outside of school.  However, I also intended to discover how these adolescents engaged in any reading or writing activity.  I presented the students a two-page survey, mostly multiple-choice, in three different ELA classes.  On an agreement scale of 1-5, I asked students if they read/write outside of school, if they read/write more in print/digital, if they remember most of what they read, if they write or talk about their readings/writings, if they think themselves good readers/writers, and whether reading/writing can be improved, among others.  Lastly, I hoped to uncover a correlation between length of time spent reading and format of reading.

TE 843 – Adolescent Inquiry Project