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Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing - NPR (blog)

Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing - NPR (blog) | Reading and writing | Scoop.it
Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing
NPR (blog)
Speed-reading all rage. Suddenly many speed-reading apps. Spritz. Spreeder. Others. Some inspired by method RSVP — rapid serial visual presentation.
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This is one idea that I have been thinking of for a long time. I was thinking that the English language has too many filler. Words that define the context, but don't contain any information in them. Anytime I see someone trying to write a long essay, their sentences have much more filler than if they don't have a length minimum. I avoid that as much as possible, but It is sometimes necessary to prevent overwhelming the reader with information to fast.

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Improve Your Sleep by Reading a Few Key Words

Improve Your Sleep by Reading a Few Key Words | Reading and writing | Scoop.it
Want deeper sleep and more restful naps? A new study suggests a simple trick to coax your brain to better sleep: Think of restful language. (“@SUNY: Can't sleep?
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I guess this works in the same way that reading a violent book makes me want to go to the gym. It makes you think more about sleep, and calms you down before you go to sleep. I still think that post-its with words around your bead seems a little too blunt, but I guess if looking at them makes you think about sleep, than I guess its legit.

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Hemingway Takes the Hemingway Test - New Yorker (blog)

Hemingway Takes the Hemingway Test - New Yorker (blog) | Reading and writing | Scoop.it
New Yorker (blog) Hemingway Takes the Hemingway Test New Yorker (blog) Hemingway uses a formula to judge the “reading level” of a particular selection of writing, which the Longs said is “a measure of how complex the sentence structure is and how...
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No matter how you look at it,  saying how hard something is to read is a very broad statement even with something to compare it to. It is also slightly opinionated and easily influenced by experience. It seems like the difficulty rating is too strict according to what this article says, like it was meant to rate difficulty for a middle school student who doesn't like reading. Other than that, rating writing on difficulty to read is too vague and opinionated to leave to a computer program.

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