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Addicted To Distraction — Great article in the New York Times about Concentration

I have found that more and more it is harder and harder to concentrate and to get things done.  And  I teach people how to concentrate better! Most of the people I talk to about reading confess the same problem. The New … Continue reading

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Amazing Results on the Book “Anthem”

Our Upper Arlington Summer Speed Reading students read Anthem by Ayn Rand on their last day of class. Their average reading speed upon completing the book was 3,160 words per minute and their comprehension a whopping 92%! (Their beginning comprehension … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Ruining Reading?

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.“–Dan Rather Because of the internet, emailing, and text-messaging on cell phones, we actually do more reading now than we did in the seventies and eighties when … Continue reading

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Girl Power! Women’s History Month

Girl Power! This is  a blog from Reading is Fundamental to celebrate International Women’s Day. “Each year, Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions of women, weaving their stories into our nation’s history. With the books below, you can go one step … Continue reading

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Reading a “Real” Book Is Better Than Reading on an E-Reader

More fun to read a real book I have  always preferred reading from paper to an electronic device. My Kindle does have advantages as it goes to sleep when I do so I don’t have to find my place when I wake … Continue reading

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The Gestalt: What How to Read the Bible, a Novel and Making Military Decisions Have in Common

I am reposting this blog from January as I have recently had clients asking about how to do these kinds of reading.  It says that a blog on the military’s need for big picture would soon follow. It didn’t.  But this time it will! … Continue reading

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To Annotate or Not To Annotate/Brush Strokes or Picture?

“The thing that bugs me most about annotations is that they make what could be a 10-minute read a half hour read instead.” –Caroline C., Hinsdale Central High School In January 2012 we posted reasons students are reluctant to read, … Continue reading

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