Free Help for Responsible Reading

Classical Liberal Arts Academy - Classical Catholic Education for Catholic School and Catholic Homeschool Students

The difference between the responsible study of world literature and the idle love of reading is found in the reader’s intentions when reading. The idle reader looks to be entertained and he gives attention to the characters and events of the story. This reading is the equivalent of watching a television show–and reading, for such a reader, is little more than that. The responsible reader understands that he is reading the work of a human writer and he gives his attention to the author and his methods in writing. He does not seek to be entertained like a child, but … Continue