By the time young adults reach college environments, they are expected to actively engage with text in order to obtain meaning from text. As Brown and Campione (1990) indicated, the demands of a technologically advanced society require "complex forms of literacy" (p. 108) and that among other skills, educated individuals must be able to read critically and to clearly articulate in both written and oral language.
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