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Post by Book Bear » 07 Jul 2018, 11:43

How about a section specifically related to adult literacy providing people with information on how to get started if they can't read and how to improve if they are struggling?

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Post by Helen_Combe » 11 Jul 2018, 07:19

It’s a lovely idea, but I think this site requires a decent base level of literacy just to be able to navigate around it and understand the rules
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Post by DorcasToo » 11 Jul 2018, 08:09

This is a brilliant idea, am among those who really struggled when i begun. This would go a long way in building beginners.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 11 Jul 2018, 08:52

Book Bear wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 11:43
How about a section specifically related to adult literacy providing people with information on how to get started if they can't read and how to improve if they are struggling?
I don't think that reading books in order to write high-quality reviews is something that people who can't read are going to be up to doing. They need adult literacy classes, which isn't what OBC is about. Adult literacy programs are typically found in one's community, often through the local government or local schools.
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Post by gali » 14 Jul 2018, 07:12

CatInTheHat wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 08:52
Book Bear wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 11:43
How about a section specifically related to adult literacy providing people with information on how to get started if they can't read and how to improve if they are struggling?
I don't think that reading books in order to write high-quality reviews is something that people who can't read are going to be up to doing. They need adult literacy classes, which isn't what OBC is about. Adult literacy programs are typically found in one's community, often through the local government or local schools.
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Post by Book Bear » 18 Jul 2018, 14:46

Helen_Combe wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 07:19
It’s a lovely idea, but I think this site requires a decent base level of literacy just to be able to navigate around it and understand the rules
I obviously haven't got a base level of literacy because I still can't navigate around it properly! That was a joke. I hope.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 18 Jul 2018, 14:48

Book Bear wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 14:46
Helen_Combe wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 07:19
It’s a lovely idea, but I think this site requires a decent base level of literacy just to be able to navigate around it and understand the rules
I obviously haven't got a base level of literacy because I still can't navigate around it properly! That was a joke. I hope.
I was as the level of a two year old for months :lol:
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