University students are struggling to read entire books

Professors have accused their students of not being able to finish a book Hero Images Students have reacted to claims from university professors that they struggle to read books from cover to cover by admitting it is true – but insisting it’s because universities don’t give them enough time to finish them. University academics caused a furore this week by claiming many students found the thought of reading books all the way to the end “daunting”, due to shorter attention spans and an inability to focus on complex philosophies. Jenny Pickerill, a professor in environmental…

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