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Despite an outcry by a majority of English teachers to have students annotate novels, Mr. Smith does not require annotations.

Which of the following, if true, BEST supports Mr. Smith’s position?


Students often do not read fiction after high school and are not required to annotate fiction in most work settings; therefore, the skill of annotation is limited to the English classroom.


Students who annotate might be able to provide some quality ideas and speculation, but it cannot be guaranteed that each student, through annotation, will identify all of the core concepts of the novel.


Students are required to think critically in the workforce, and annotation is an exercise to develop that critical thinking.


Most students retain only 5% of what is presented in lectures.


Annotation is a reading strategy that requires students to stop reading frequently in order to add notations; thus, students often interrupt the flow of the reading.

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