"I would we were all of one mind, and one mind good." --Cymbeline, V.iv.209-210. An English teacher's log. Slow down: Check it once in a while.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Reading vs. Technology

I have linked here an important article about the decline in the ability to read complex texts among entering college freshmen. It is one of the best diagnoses I have read of what I am seeing in my classroom every day. Read it especially if you have children in school or soon to be in school. It is by Prof. Mark Mauerlein at Emory University and is titled "Too dumb for Complex Texts?"