Posts Tagged ‘reading‘

It seems to matter what you read (via Quartz)

Luke MacGregor wrote end of June about “a study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve.” Published on Quartz, below a noteworthy quote: “Understanding others’ mental states

Laptop Note-takers, Be Warned! Or Not.

The two groups of students — laptop users and hand-writers — did pretty similarly on the factual questions. But the laptop users did significantly worse on the conceptual ones… IMHO note-taking is never enough, regardless of the method. Hands-on experience is much more effective, as

In Case You Missed It – Gerd’s Year in Pocket

A few of the most popular things shared on Pocket this year were: The Overprotected Kid – The Atlantic The Case for Reparations – The Atlantic The Quiet German: The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel, The Most Powerful Woman in the World – The New

The ‘Bi-literate’ Brain is Key to Reading All the Screens

She says we have to develop a ‘bi-literate’ brain if we want to be able to switch from the scattered skimming typical of screen reading to the deeper, slow reading that we associate with books on paper. It is possible. It just takes work. One person

More millennials read a book last year than older Americans

One caveat to the study is that young people, particularly between 16 and 22, and more likely to be in school; so all this book-reading may not be entirely voluntary. Indeed, while young people were more likely to take advantage of a library in the past year

How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic

Link: How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic It’s the kind of thing writer Joyce Carol Oates is talking about when she says, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Gerd

The Future of the Book | IDEO (by AJANAKUmag)  Nice Video

The Future Of Reading Is Tablets

According to a new survey by the Pearson Foundation, the majority of U.S. college students now prefer reading digitally, for both studying and for “fun” reading. Other factors: 57% preferred digital for fun reading 58% preferred digital for textbook reading 25% of US college students