Keystone logo

4 Fields of Study to Boost Literacy

In order to find success in today’s world, one must have a strong grasp of language. People who can read and write well may find it easier to navigate life, whereas those who struggle in those areas might find themselves being left behind. According to Noodle.com, at least “16 percent of American adults are functionally illiterate, and a whopping 25 percent have low literacy skills.” Reading especially is a highly valued, but often left-behind skill in light of the many challenges facing students today. Of course, this isn’t always the case, but helping others when it comes to achieving their literacy goals is a worthwhile endeavor. If you’re passionate about promoting literacy, here are four fields of study that you can explore.

Sep 7, 2021
  • Education
4 Fields of Study to Boost Literacy
S.M. Audsley

Author

S. M. Audsley is a freelance writer and poet who lives and works in Vermont, a small but mighty state in the United States. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a lover of potlucks.

Find a program in these categories

Read related articles

  • Three female PhD students

    The Ultimate PhD Degree Guide for International Students (2023)

    Jul 24, 2023

    Read more
  • 5 Side Jobs for Scientists

    5 Side Jobs for Scientists

    Jan 19, 2018

    If you’re a young scientist looking to improve your standard of living, consider working a remote side job from home. You can beef up your resume, improve your skills, and share your love of science with the whole world. Let’s take a closer look.

    Read more
  • Is Your Relationship with Your PhD Advisor Hurting You?

    Is Your Relationship with Your PhD Advisor Hurting You?

    Jan 29, 2018

    In a perfect world, we’d all get along with everyone. In the world we live in, however, relationships -- and the personalities that inform them -- are dynamic. Perhaps no one knows this better than PhD students, for whom a good student-advisor relationship can be a major boon and a bad one can be a bust. Here’s a closer look at the PhD student-advisor relationship, along with four tips for making the best of yours.

    Read more