The Reading Life

Topics: Educational psychology, High school, Distraction Pages: 4 (1336 words) Published: January 28, 2013
Final Exam
Essay 1: The Reading Life
Reading has declined drastically among every group of young americans. This has been going on for 20 years, but the trends are getting worse, and the worst declines are among younger American adults. In the last 20 years, younger American adults have gone from being the people in our society who read the most to the people who read the least (Gioia 2). For the first time in American history, almost less than half of the United States population reads literature anymore. Society is slowly starting to lose it's literary sense. We have so many distractions and technology is one of them, Albert Eistein said, " I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." Whether or not we are in that generation is up for debate perhaps you can take a pole on facebook, twitter or instagram.

In addition, an in-depth approach to reading is an approach where the reader uses high order thinking skills such as being able to analyze, synthesize, and solve problems. The reader makes connections to already known concepts and principles and uses this understanding for problem solving in new context.

I've always been lectured by my teachers and parents when I was in highschool to read at least 20 minutes a day. I would set time aside for my reading but as I opened my i pad suddenly my world changed course and instead of sailing across the seas with columbus i was checking my notifcations on facebook. I've never been a advid reader in highschool I only read when it was required. When I took a driving class online I paid extra for the audio so I didnt have to read it myself I would rather listen to Betty Whites voice read the course information and be lazy rather than put my brain to work. Reading is a building block, a firm foundation on which one can build a kingdom. Reading has been a war for me one that hasnt been so kind. Losing constanly to social media I spend more time...
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