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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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Why Getting the Big Picture Is Essential

Earlier blogs have given hints on increasing speed and comprehension. One of our big concepts is that of getting the Gestalt. The Gestalt is the concept that details are easier to remember and comprehension is better by first seeing the … 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 re-posting this blog as one of my recent graduates wanted to know how to read the Bible.  He was accustomed to reading it one-word-at-a-time.  I told him about this blog and decided to re-post it.  It was written  … Continue reading

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The Results Are In–Our Summer Speed Reading Students Exceeded Expectations!

“I was very skeptical of this class at first, but by the end of the first day I was very excited to learn and grow. This class taught me so much more than I ever expected and I know this … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Be Reading

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.“–Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) Seeing an article on the benefits of reading … Continue reading

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The Bard’s Birthday

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” –William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564-April 23, 1616) This month we celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, who penned some of the world’s most brilliant plays and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Women Writers

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.  Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” –Jane Austen March is National Reading Month and Women’s History Month.  … 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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NaNoWriMo 2013 Update: Did You Get Your Novel Written?

“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.“ –W. Somerset Maugham Last month 311,575 writers took the pledge to write a 50,000 word novel.  A daunting challenge for sure.  If you’re still skeptical … Continue reading

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Write a Novel in 30 days?!

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Started in July of 1999 with just 21 participants, NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write a complete … Continue reading

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