TITLE

THE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATE IN COLLEGE

AUTHOR(S)
Douglas, George H.
PUB. DATE
June 1970
SOURCE
Journal of Business Communication;Summer70, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the ways that functionally illiterate men and women exist in scholarly circles and colleges in the United States. The article refers to comments made by Richard L. Tobin in the June 13, 1970 issue of "Saturday Review," who stated that it is possible that half of the population of the U.S. is functionally illiterate. The author supposes that functionally illiterate citizens are in college and in the workplace, stating that business students are only required to read and write on business topics, which limits their exposure to the English language, current events, and critical reading skills.
ACCESSION #
5761324

 

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