Summary Of Patrick Sullivan's 'An Open Letter To Ninth Graders'

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Sullivan, Patrick. " An Open Letter to Ninth Graders" January-February 2009

Patrick Sullivan explains the various fundamental skills required for in coming alumni to succeed in college. The most fundamental, and important, of these skills is reading. Reading comprehension skills are a college must, a vast amount of time will be spent reading textbooks and other assignments. Not only is it important to read, understanding what you read and being able to "engage" with the material is an important factor that is directly involved with another of the prerequisites for obtaining success in college. Loving to read makes the assignments less of a hassle and more of a pleasurable experience. Writing directly correlates with the reading aspect of

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