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READING. The act of making known the contents of a writing or of a printed document.
     2. In order to enable a party to a contract or a devisor to know what a paper contains it must be read, either by the party himself or by some other person to him. When a person signs or executes a paper, it will be presumed that it has been read to him, but this presumption may be rebutted.
     3. In the case of a blind testator, if it can be proved that the will was not read to him, it cannot be sustained. 3 Wash. C C. R. 580. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2012.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dr Joseph Aluoch.DR JOSEPH ALUOCH, Chest SpecialistWhat do you read?Naturally, I read medicine related material, I read about the latest advances, any news in medicine.
The majority of the participants sometimes agree with the statement that they read the text aloud for understanding the text in better way; though eight participants sometimes agree with the statement, six never employ do so, four always employ it, and two participants usually do so.
Faculty should demonstrate a willingness and eagerness to read. Faculty should come into the classroom motivated to open a book and devote time to reading and learning during the silent reading period (Fisher, 2004).
To learn this skill, children need to practice their reading skills and parents must read to their children and with their children, said USAID Mission Director Groarke.
And for slightly older children who need more motivation to read, the Reading Stars programme, hopefully combined with a bit of reading with mum Literacy to kids or dad, could be what's needed to spark their interest.
But less than half (45.8%) say they would pick up a fiction book out of school at least once a month, and just over a third (35.2%) say they would read a non-fiction book this often.
Who taught you to read? 12 students said it was their teacher and 6 said it was a member of their family.
Another group of boys set up a lunch club in which younger boys were encouraged to come and read with them.
A typical day for Joe began with a sustained silent reading activity in which students were allowed to read from an extensive library of books at varying levels: children's magazines, comic books, and language-experience approach books.
Bayard's How to Talk Abou t Books You Haven't Read, as the title of the English translation goes, and Calinescu's Rereading, ostensibly differ significantly: they have different agendas, are written for different audiences, and command different readings.
When I was growing up in western Massachusetts, "reading" happened in two places: the classroom at my small independent school and at nighttime when my parents read to my sister and me.