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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.

Speaker(s): 
Peter Watkins
Date: 
2 April, 2019 - 14:10 Europe/London
Duration: 
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.