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Lessons learned outside of class: The importance of a study spot - Dailyuw

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Lessons learned outside of class: The importance of a study spot
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Essay due dates, impending finals, and piles of readings we should have done back when they were assigned are piling up. Clearly it's ...
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This article deals with a relatable subject. We all have had to study and have been distracted before. In the article, the student at the University of Washington told about a way to ease the tension of studying. The use of a special study spot lightens the idea of getting the work done. For this particular student, he choose a coffee shop which is where he wishes to do all his work. The reason for a special spot is that when you get there, your brain is already trained to tell your body that there is something that needs to get done and will happen here. You can have any type of spot like a library, classroom, park, coffee shop ect. 

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Fellowship funding brings support for local writers - The Inverell Times

Fellowship funding brings support for local writers - The Inverell Times | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Fellowship funding brings support for local writers The Inverell Times The money can be used to support national and international travel, mentorships, internships, residencies, short-term workshops, courses and training, research and the creation...
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In the city of Sydney, mid-developed fiction writers were given incredible news. The 2014 NSW Writer’s Fellowship granted the groups with a government funded 30,000 dollar grant to help improve the writing community. With this new grant, writers of all sorts will be able to take seminars and discussions that will help better their writing in this competitive world. With genres like fiction, literary non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature, poetry, scripts for performance, literary digital and new media work, and graphic novels, these writers will be able to interact and be propelled in a new direction that will hopefully make them more successful.  

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What work meetings and the fifth grade have in common - Fortune

What work meetings and the fifth grade have in common - Fortune | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
What work meetings and the fifth grade have in common Fortune The study found that pilots who acted swiftly and decisively based on gut feelings were much more likely to crash the plane than pilots who turned to other crew members for their reading...
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This article is very interesting and discusses the topic of reading comprehension in schools around the US. The article states that the levels of reading rely on the “decoding” process of actually understanding the words these kids are reading versus simply looking and sounding out words. The “decoding” process is low in schools across the nation. According to the article, the reason behind this is because the kids in schools are not being taught proper “background” information to understand what and why they are reading. Once they understand the meaning behind words, they will be able to mentally decode the words they see. 

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ADHD, TXTing: High-Risk Combo in Teen Drivers

ADHD, TXTing: High-Risk Combo in Teen Drivers | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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This article has to do with the study of texting while driving with a twist. The study conducted took 61 teenagers with 23 of them having Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and placed them behind the wheel with a cell phone. The study showed that with the teens driving and texting at the same time, numbers fluctuated in speed and distance merging in between lanes with kids effected by ADHD. Thus coming to the conclusion that teens with ADHD have a higher risk of distraction and impaired driving than teenagers without ADHD. Regardless, Texting while driving is illegal and dangerous in any situation.    

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A Writer Recalls His Amnesia - New York Times

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A Writer Recalls His Amnesia
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In 2002, Mr. MacLean was a 28-year-old Fulbright scholar visiting India to research a novel. It wasn't his first trip; he had gone a few years ... But you give Mr.
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Mr. MacLean writes about his journey from his recovering amnesia. This was pretty interesting because the book he was currently writing was his strategy to recover from a previous accident. His novel describes a character left on a train with no memory. In truth, Mr. Maclean went to India for a research trip which turned into a nightmare. Having an adverse reaction to his anti-malaria meds, he lost all memory including where he lives, family and even girlfriend. The police that found him thought he was a drug addict and treated him as such. But years after his amnesia attack, he is regaining memory and is translating this into his novel. 

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