In Praise of Slow Reading
by Thomas Newkirk - November 22, 2010
This commentary argues against the high valuation schools place on reading speed, particularly on high sakes tests like the SAT. In penalizing slower readers, these and other tests put at a disadvantage students who approach their reading in a deliberate and thorough way. The ideal should not be speed but the tiempo guisto, the pace at which we are most attentive and effective—and this pace will vary depending on the individual and the task.
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