Originally Posted by intparent
My kid did this a lot, but it is because she is a Quiz Bowl literature specialist. Main thing she needed to know was character names, location of book, and a bit about the plot. smile Not that she didn't go on and read many of them, she did, but she also just checked out enough to learn those salient details on quite a few.

Which is kind of the problem. smile and frown The new goal is WINNING (the admissions race, competitions, etc.) rather than LEARNING. At least the Quiz Bowl people admit that reading summaries of works of literature is often rewarded . I guess I'm grouchy on this subject, but a big part of me asks, "What's the point?"

Last edited by Val; 07/24/14 07:07 PM.