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"Helping difficult students read difficult texts." 2011.  Engaging ideas:
          the professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking,
          and active learning in the classroom
. John C. Bean,
         San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. 161-183. Print.

Chapter 9, Helping Difficult Students Read Difficult Texts, in the book, Engaging Ideas : The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, by John C. Bean looks at eleven contributing causes of students' reading difficulties. "Armed with a yellow highlighter but with no apparent strategy for using it and hampered by lack of knowledge of how skilled readers actually go about reading, our students often feel overwhelmed by college reading assignments. The aim of this chapter is to suggest ways that we can help students become stronger readers, empowered by the strategies that we ourselves use when we encounter difficult texts."

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