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Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing

Your Paper Brain And Your Kindle Brain Aren’t The Same Thing

Long ago, there was only one way to read text as books, newspapers, and magazines only came in print form. That is until November of 2007 when tech giant Amazon released the first e-reader, the Kindle. In five and a half hours, the innovative product sold out. The excitement was that you could get any […]

Speed Reading Is A Must For College Students

Speed Reading Is A Must For College Students

It’s funny how quickly you figure out the difference between being a high school senior is from being a college freshman. All of the things your parents did for you back at home are your responsibility now. Think the towel on the floor is going to clean itself on its own? Your free time you […]

Misconceptions About Speed Reading

What Are Some Misconceptions About Speed Reading?

If you’ve ever heard someone talk about how they read over 50 books in a year, it sounds impossible. Or a coworker at work finishes a 50-page document in an hour while it takes you double the amount of time for the same document. Upon comparing yourself to them, you try to figure out how […]

40 Audiobooks That Are Better Than The Print Version

33 Audiobooks That Are Better Than The Print Version

We’ve talked in depth before about the many benefits reading has on the mind. Benefits including; stress reduction, gaining new vocabulary, increase your ability to feel empathy, and reading before bed makes for a better night’s sleep. Additionally, we’ve discussed the way a book is formatted can affect how quickly you can read. E-readers can […]

what is subvocalization

What Is Subvocalization and Why You Should Stop Practicing It

Everyone at one point or another has caught themself pronouncing words in their head while reading. What you are doing is called subvocalization, and it is one of the many things speed readers learn not to do when starting out. Years ago, as you were beginning to learn to read, you were taught to sound […]

What Is Intentional Reading and Why Should You Practice It?

What Is Intentional Reading and Why Should You Practice It?

Reading has a lot of meditative qualities to it. It gives you a break to learn a new subject or enjoy a piece of fiction and escape to another realm. Meditation is a learning activity where before you begin, you set intentions for yourself. These intentions help you to stay on track until your session […]