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This is Why You Read and Forget

Yesterday, you did an all night– “TDB” straight, on Chemistry 157. Today, the test is over. The entire night readings is gone–you can’t remember a thing. 730 more words

Healing Inn

Active Reading

What I’ve learned from reading a lot of non-fiction books, is that the better you can apply the knowledge it contains, the more beneficial is it for your progress. 773 more words


Short Story: "Otherwise Pandemonium" by Nick Hornby

Featured in McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

First Person POV, stream of consciousness from unnamed protagonist. Style reinforces youth & urgency.


Protagonist – 15-year-old boy… 278 more words

Short Story

Guidelines for All Reading Assignments in WR 115

Before You Can Write Well, You Must Read Well:

A Primer on Active Reading

“The man who does not read … has no advantage over the man who can’t read.” -Mark Twain… 1,079 more words

How to Approach the Classics

Many people have trouble reading the Classics, both ancient and modern. This is because we live in a culture of instant gratification. We are used to  505 more words

Skimming and Active Reading


Once you’ve found a number of scholarly sources dealing with your research topic, your next step is to skim through the sources to distinguish strong/related sources, from weak/unrelated sources. 332 more words

Active Reading

Help students to summarize articles/websites

I loved this article on Control Alt Achieve by Eric Curts – “Seven Summarization Tools for Students.” Why would a student need a summary of an article before (or after) reading? 40 more words