March 15, 2018
Cross-posted from: White Heat
Originally published: 27.10.17
The short guide below evolved out of a conversation with Miriam Posner(@miriamkp) of UCLA who was looking for ways to help her students read more quickly and effectively. These tips can help you retain more when reading academic texts and allow you to get through them at a quicker pace.
Read more LEARNING HOW TO READ BETTER (IN COLLEGE & BEYOND),
January 31, 2018
Cross-posted from: ALIYA MUGHAL
Originally published: 01.01.18
Reading is a serious business. It takes precious, irrecoverable, finite time to devote yourself to a book. In doing so, you make an active decision to press pause on your ordinary life so as to step into another world, another place, another time.
WHY THEN, WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO CONTINUE READING SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ONLY UNINSPIRING BUT FRUSTRATINGLY DISAPPOINTING?
I often have this debate with my partner, who has as ferocious a reading habit as me, but who methodically ploughs his way through his wish list, even when he complains about the plot holes, inconsistencies and poor dialogue.
I admire his commitment to finishing everything he starts, it’s a noble demonstration of his respect for the writer who’s spent their time and energy creating the book he reluctantly holds and a mark of his stubborn dedication.
Read more The art of not reading. Or, selective attention as a means for intellectual survival by @AliyaMughal1