Why books are a “hard sell”

8 Jul

This is an article by a high school librarian in the USA. It is from the Boing Boing site, and I accessed it on 8th July, 2010. It touches on the topic of my previous posting, the link between shallow thinking and skimming texts. Every day at work I teach students how to locate resources, both physical items and online articles. These information literacy skills are vital in locating relevant information for assignments – but I hadn’t given much thought as to whether the information, once found, was actually read and assimilated, or just skimmed to satisfy citation requirements.
The article is quite short – so we shouldn’t have too much trouble coping with it!


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