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Because of this, however, I have released myself to take a different path in this essay: to look backwards to the ancient Greeks for a look at a period that underwent a similarly seismic transition in modes of thought and communication as ours in the 21st century. At that point, for most of us our circuit is automatic enough to allocate an additional precious 1 00 to 200 milliseconds to an even more sophisticated set of comprehension processes that al low us to connect the decoded words to inference, analogical reasoning, critical analysis, contextual knowledge, and finally, the apex of reading: our own thoughts that go beyond the text.
Cassandra's Thoughts About Reading and Time Maryanne Wolf Perspectives on Language and Literacy; Winter 2010; 36, 1; Docstoc pg. 39 Reproduced with permission of th
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