and we especially had not worked with him extensively on the
fluid reasoning necessary to have something to write about
in the first place.
However, what Alex needs most of all is... critical reading, thinking, writing...
and the fluid reasoning to fully dissect meaning and inferences as applied
to discourse on the text.
As gotten from a public Academy document:
Critical Reading, Critical Thinking and Academic Discussion
Interpret and discuss readings, avoiding invalid inferences...
redundancies, and statements of the obvious.
Build, sustain, and support controlling ideas that are arguable based
upon the logic of the text.
Demonstrate abstract thinking ability in independent responses to text.
Demonstrate ability to apply abstract reasoning to texts after instruction
Alex must learn to adapt to the world.