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Robin-
you hit the nail on the head!  Reading is the most difficult skill to
master even more so than mathematics or etc.  Reading and writing go
hand in hand.  Keep preaching-maybe those folks who are trying to remove
"reding" from the college curriculum will wise up!
Helen Sabin


Robin Wright wrote:
>
> I had to respond to this:
>
> From:                   Steven Runge <[log in to unmask]
>
> <3.  Writing results in a product. Reading does not.>
>
> Writing results in a product, true; but reading results in a product-
> ive life.  And, of course,  if it were not for readers, writers would not
> exist.  I am just amazed that effective, critical reading is not a
> requirement for every course taught from first grade to last.
> Unfortunately, many college students can't read critically (if at all).
> Of course, I'm preaching to the choir here, but I've been grading
> essays--by students who can't write about literature they can't
> read.  Forgive me.
>
> Robin
>
> "Education must not simply teach work--it must teach life."
>                                  --W.E.B. DuBois
> Robin Wright
> Director of the Academic Assistance and Resource Ctr.
> Stephen F. Austin State University
> (409)468-1463