Hard skills have changed the way we think about reading, and the ways in which people are able to read more than they used to.
Hard skills define the kind of reading skills we need, and how much we need to work on them.
They’re also changing how we understand and understand our reading.
And they’re changing the way in which we engage with texts, says Professor Chris Bostwick of Reading and Writing, the University of Cambridge.
This is the topic of the programme Reading and Language, broadcast tonight at 8pm.
Read more Listen to the programme Hard skills are about: The ability to think about things quickly and constructively – the ability to read and understand in a way that makes sense to us