Teach Them to Reason : A Retaliatory Stroke against the Culture of Ignorance in the U.S

Givens, Matthew
January 2011
Ohio Journal of English Language Arts;2011, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The author expresses his sentiments about the declining literacy of Americans. He articulates the importance of reading not just for building vocabulary but as a way that helps people form clear ideas that can promote change in society. He mentions the three factors that contribute to the decline namely, the increasing use of shorthand form such as texting, the development of the young-and-dumb culture, and difficulty in comprehension. He proposes a higher standard of education, use of visual imagery and back to personal teacher-student interaction.


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