The Neurological Benefits Of Practice

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The Neurological Benefits Of Practice By Annie Murphy Paul “Why do I have to keep practicing? I know it already!” That’s the familiar wail of a child seated at the piano or in front of the multiplication…

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

This really applies to the reading process, too. My take-away: Less effort in one domain means more energy available to others.

If this is true (and the research suggests that it is) then the more a reader practices the task of reading, the more energy is available to attend to thinking about the text: questioning, imagining, visualizing, etc. While we all knew this was true, now there is research to bear it out.

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