I am illiterate and need help

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i am illiterate and need help

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READING MY BOOK!!! im illiterate!!! thanks scholastic!!!

This is also known as being functionally illiterate. Many adults are reluctant to admit to their literacy difficulties and ask for help.

Illiterate individuals are here among us!

Today, on the way to work, at the grocery store or when you went to pick up your kids from school, you may have crossed paths with someone who is illiterate. You may even have exchanged a few words with them without being aware of their difficulties. Or they may be someone close to you: your spouse, father, sister or friend. To find out whether you know someone who is illiterate or has difficulty reading, read the statements below and place a check against situations you have encountered. If you have checked several of these situations, you have likely been in the presence of an illiterate person. You may have even exchanged a few words with them without being aware of their difficulties. Illiteracy has many faces: young dropouts, forest industry workers, young single mothers, female immigrant textile workers, men, women, living in the city or in the regions, young people or pensioners can all be illiterate.

The brain did not evolve to read. It uses the neural muscle of pre-existing visual and language processing areas to enable us to take in works by Tolstoy and Tom Clancy. Reading, of course, begins in the first years of schooling, a time when these brain regions are still in development. What happens, though, when an adult starts learning after the age of 30? A study published May 24 in Science Advances turned up a few unexpected findings. In the report, a broad-ranging group of researchers—from universities in Germany, India and the Netherlands—taught reading to 21 women, all about 30 years of age from near the city of Lucknow in northern India, comparing them to a placebo group of nine women. The majority of those who learned to read could not recognize a word of Hindi at the beginning of the study.

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Young girls teach illiterate parents how to read and write

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. Essay Topic: Literacy. Think about how life is for people without the knowledge to write or even read? Illiteracy not only limits the ability to read and write, but also to communicate and develop in this society that is constantly changing. They have trouble adjusting to changes in their life. It is not difficult but they need effort to adapt in this twenty-first century. The life of an adult with this incapacity can be a challenge because it is more complex than we have thought.


  1. Alexandra B. says:

    Adult literacy | National Literacy Trust

  2. Chiapodema says:

    Illiterate individuals are here among us! |Literacy Foundation

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