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Hypertext can be a very useful tool for online readers. It can help avoid drowning readers in large passages of text and hook interested readers to visit different sections. While there is an overall order to the text, it can read much like a choose-your-path story. Hypertext has the ability to allow readers to read the content out of order and usually still understand the subject matter.

Of course, such a text format can be both useful and frustrating at once. If one is making an argument via hypertext, it requires the dedication from the reader to go through all of the connected articles to understand the full scope of the argument. This can be difficult if the writer overuses hypertext, linking to information that only leads the reader to a dead end. Most readers want to see the full text and this can prove tedious without a means to mark the paths you've taken, causing the reader to grow disoriented and lost. You can't usually skip ahead to the conclusion to figure out the main point or how much you may have left to read.

Some hypertexts make use of highlighting the hyperlinks you've visited in the conclusion to make it easy to go back and read what you may have missed during your first trip through. Others keep a running list of the text's hyperlinks visible on the sidebar at all times for the reader to refer to. These can make it easier to keep reader's interested, if they make the connection that the highlighted links are what they've visited previously.

can make an argument with hypertext
- reader must be dedicated too
- useful and frustrating all at once
- overuse of hypertext possible
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