Like most students Sloan learned to read in early elementary school, however Sloan learned most by reading on his own and skipped Kindergarten due to his early reading skills. Sloan thinks reading is a very valuable skill to have and is an extremely important skill to understand the world with and wishes to use reading to help him understand more as well. Reading becomes the easiest for Sloan when the subject and language of the book is interesting to the him and it helps give a connection to him and the writer. Reading is difficult for Sloan when deadlines are present and Sloan can't focus as well on reading for understanding but rather for completion. Sloan enjoys reading and often reads at home. His favorite books he enjoys include mysteries, adventures, and political works.
People learn to write to express themselves and are often taught through learning and self enjoyment. Sloan doesn't use writing to express himself other than making jokes and puns. Writing an essay is easy for Sloan when he only needs to write enough to formulate an argument. When a minimum is added to a paper he often finds it difficult to add bulk to a paper and more argument. Sloan rarely writes and when he does it is mostly for school, but almost never at home.