|Joan Bennett in Scarlet Street|
Concentrate on a specific task at a time. Only when you have that do you go back for anything else. Always be reading to accomplish a specific intellectual task for this kind of reading. NEVER read just to see what happens. Your job is to understand or to argue or to take what is useful for further thought, for example.
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Although the morebrainz blog is mostly about public speaking, the "You're Not Prepared for College" series is a bit more expansive in scope. Hopefully, you will still find it a good read. This series of blog posts is based on my own experience, my co-directorship of Texas Lutheran University's Freshman Experience class, 20 years of college teaching, 15 years of teaching advanced high school/college classes, 9 years of coaching school-age kids in creative problem-solving, my experiences as a father, my research into the fields of reading and learning, and, finally, my background as a rhetorician. The short version of what a rhetorician does is to cut the crap. There is a lot of crap out there on the topic of college success.