The Mindful PhD: Reading Like Bruce Lee
I teach literature. My students read a lot, and I want them to read well—closely, carefully, attentively. I’ve always heard that the best readers were read to when they were young and then read voraciously when they were growing up. This makes great sense to me, but it also suggests that those who don’t fit that profile will struggle as readers. How can we help our students–already in college and past these formative years–become better readers? A recent study on mindfulness and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam, no simple reading task) offers a strategy. More….