Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols for the intention of constructing or deriving meaning. It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information & ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text & the reader which is shaped ...

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Kindle Fire or Nook Color as a tool?

I am considering buying an ebook reader but not only to read books but to use websites, write notes if possible, keep a library of texts I use in teaching, reference, etc. The price for these ebook ...
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Experiences of PhotoReading

I'm curious to know if there are people that actually have experience with the PhotoReading system? PhotoReading is a reading system that claims that you can read at a speed of 25,000 words a minute ...
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Save a place in a webpage where I stopped reading?

If I am reading a really long book online, after leaving and coming back a few days later, I have no way of remembering where I stopped. Is there any "tool" (for browser say, I use chrome), that can ...
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How to master a large variety of technical literature

I've an Engineering background I like to read technical literature (college level onwards) quite omnivorously - especially mathematics, computer science, engineering, and medicine. This is part of my ...
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Speed reading drills on a rehearsed text

How effective is it to integrate the rehearsal of a text with speed reading it? I ask this because when I was taking the course Breakthrough Speedreading, a common routine for getting speed was to ...
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What is the average reading speed in words per minute?

I have heard about different statistics about the average reading speeds of English among English speakers ... but I don't find any of them particularly reliable as their is wide variety. Can somebody ...
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How to stop vocalization habit in reading

Voicing the words,as you write or read...How to stop it? It wastes a lot of energy, and limits the speed.... any other tricks than singing... cause I also need to comprehend the matter
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Does speed reading work well with reading non-native language?

My native language is Serbian, but from my early age I started to learn English. And now, when I am a programmer I read almost all stuff in English (stuff for college, books, internet stuff, movies, ...
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How can I listen to a webcast while reading or programming?

Since I have a full-time job, I find difficult to do things I like, such as starting personal projects. For example, I'm trying to listen to a webcast, which from time-to-time requires me to switch ...
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Speed reading technique ebook

Which ebook would you recommend to learn speed reading techniques, to improve reading speed and understanding? (ebook, preferred for Kindle, as I don't want printed version - easier to buy overseas)
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Long term effect of learning speed reading

A few years ago I learned to speed read, but in recent years I'm using it less and less. Maybe because it didn't bring me what it promised: same or even better comprehension and speed. Did you get ...
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How to work through technical books for long hours to completion

I cannot sit in one place reading for more than a hour, no matter what book it is (except maybe Harry Potter). Can anybody please advise me how I can learn to sit and read for long hours. My main ...
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How to keep up with academic publications (papers) as a researcher?

As an academic researcher involved in a field with lots of academic publications, I find it hard to keep with these constant stream of publications. Even if my field is already specialized, there are ...
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What is the optimal text width for Speed Reading?

Was reading here about this technique. From my POV it only works good with a distinct min-max text width. Columns in newspapers of a with of a few centimeters (5-6) seem quite good to me. I also like ...
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How can I improve reading speed and comprehension?

How can I improve my reading ability? I want to increase my reading speed and comprehension. Do you have experience in increasing your reading. What did work for you? Which approaches failed?
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Does having a eBook reader like the Kindle help in improving productivity? [closed]

I shall be getting an eBook reader soon, and was wondering if it will help in boosting my productivity. I could see activities such as searching data of books could be faster. I could immagine that ...
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Can reading electronic displays be made more comfortable?

We all have to handle large amounts of information on a daily basis, but some of us find it hard to focus on the information displayed on electronic devices. It's easy to read through tens of pages in ...