I’m torn on this one. I wish students’ reading lists consisted of deeper material, but I can’t entirely refute using Covey – especially because I wrote about using that book in my leadership courses.
When my senior students read 7 Habits, many approach me with some form of “this is the first book they have read in a while.” I don’t know how they got that far either; I have to take the small wins where I can. It’s sad to admit that getting college seniors to read a book is a major accomplishment.
Students just don’t read today. Some do, but not enough to refute the generalization. To this current crop, why read when there is Google and Siri.