Reading is required in both academic study and general citizenship. The more accurately one reads, comprehending the presented data and relationships among the arguments and retaining the details, the greater the benefit that may be accrued from the reading effort.
I have had a number of conversations recently with students that got me to thinking about my profession. Some of these conversations were face-to-face dialogues, others I must admit, were voyeuristic intrusions into students’ conversations before and after class.
During a GEN/480, Interdisciplinary Capstone, class this evening, we explored the question of whether it would be ethically responsible to visit a commercial bookstore and read books or magazines, even if one had no intention of purchasing the publication.