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Do we really need so many questions?

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This talk focuses on how we exploit reading texts and considers both typical comprehension tasks and alternatives.

Peter Watkins
2 April, 2019 - 14:10 Europe/London
30 minutes

About the talk

This talk questions some of the orthodoxies around how we exploit reading texts and in particular the use of standard comprehension check exercises that are a common feature of many published materials. We consider the pros and cons of such exercises and suggest some alternatives. Some research examining reading with no explicit task is also outlined.