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  1. Aug 2021
    1. If we simply assign read-ing instead of teaching students how to read, we’ll get poor read-ing”—and, I would add, poor writing.

      I agree if you just tell a student to read a book and don't enforce comprehending, annotating ,and actually paying attention to what exactly they are reading the'll read it for just a grade. Just giving a assignment without the students knowing how to is meaningless, People think that if you can read the words on a book then that should be it but if you don't ask your self questions think deeper really understand they book can you read or do you just see words and say them.

    2. As teachers understandably grew fearful about losing their jobs because of low test scores, they devoted class time to preparing students for the tests rather than developing prac-tices that would have helped students improve as readers and writ-ers. Standardized tests often rely on multiple-choice responses that neither allow for complexity of thought nor invite students to draw connections between the text under consideration and their own experiences.

      School should be way more focus on actually teaching children what they need to know to help them in the future not to get a passing test score. Standardized test don't prove how much you know especially when you can just pick a letter and guess. Teachers should never just teach for students to pass they should teach them the skills they need to read and understand fully which by what Im reading sounds unnecessary considering that test arent even enforcing real reading skills.

    3. Though scholars such as Elizabeth Wardle have challenged the notion that FYC should prepare students for work in their disciplines, arguing instead that the course should expose students to theories of writing so they can understand how writ-ing works, the course remains overburdened, with reading increas-ingly neglected. This FYC-as-general-academic-literacy-inoculation encourages students to view reading as just another requirement, rather than as an opportunity for discovery and an important form of knowledge making.

      Most of the time people don't think we need to know how to read and write as much as we really do and that why a lot of people reading and writing skills are not where they should be. People dont think its necessary because now we have technology when thats not true because reading and writing is something we need to know how to do effectively for the rest of our lives.