Reverse Psychology: It was common practice to tell an aspiring author to write the way they would want to read what was written. This was done in an effort to try to keep the writer focused on craft as they wrote. Using the most prominent tool they had; which was reading up until the point of them completing a novel. It was a prescription for proper presentation of words to the reader.
You tell an aspiring author that today. You may see a novel that appears to have been written in shorthand. We might have to reverse the psychology; and teach our children how to read again. Before we teach them how to write.