Less confidant teens are better readers

July 30, 2009 9:52:58 PM PDT
Over-confident teenage students may be hurting themselves when it comes to developing their reading skills.

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A new study finds a connection between over-confident 15-year-olds and low reading comprehension.

Researchers at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education reviewed cases in 34 countries. They say under-confident 15-year-olds are more likely to be above average readers.

Apparently, those students are more likely to finish reading an easier book, and they are also more likely to read more books.

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