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I having been using a program called 7 speed reading, and its helped a lot. a few of the main topics to increase your speed are: remove vocalization repeating words in your mind or out loud only slows you down. your brain knows what you're reading you don't need to repeat it. Use peripheral vision, it's easy to read word by word but if you can expanded ...


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To comprehend something your brain must be focused and indulged in the content. Reading topics, headlines, scanning, skimming are all in order to keep your brain indulged in the content. I mean you must constantly have a supposition or hypothesis about what you are reading, then gradually try to complete it as you go further or reread the text, like ...


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You need to practice the lessons in the class. In order to practice answering the questions you have to be extremely familiar with the subject. I am presuming that you have assigned reading for this class. Read it all, read it early and read it often. Read it more than once. If the author has written related works read those too. If there is material that ...


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While the skimming and scanning method helps speed reading invariably,it is less likely that you will interpret everything that the author desired. There is so much to read,you will always miss something. Reading is rather beautiful when done gradually.You got to be involved and enjoy it much like a good meal,absorbing everything that was meant to ...


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As mentioned above, for Windows there's Cold Turkey (haven't tried it but it looks great) For Mac (OSX) there's SelfControl (simple but powerful)


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Ali Habbak had great points, I just want to add something The most difficult part of doing any job is to start it. But when you start it you gradually try to get focused on it and accomplish it. Try to start the job. For example, to do an assignment, opening the word office and writing a few words is a good start or just bringing together the book, pen ...


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There is no need to create an entirely new distribution to solve this problem. Install the software wmctrl. Write a BASH script and launch it whenever you start X. This should control whether these applications are hidden or visible at certain times. Here is a basic script, although you may need to make some changes to make it work properly: #!/bin/bash ...



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