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Ex-New York Times Writer Develops An App To Get Busy People Reading More

In Dickens's day, serialized novels were all the rage. Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books and the time...

Via Lynda Dickson
Adrianna Castelo's insight:

I'm not one to enjoy online reading that much but this seems really interesting. I feel that it will help people read more throughout their days. It seems like a smart plan however I still enjoy hard covers of books.

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How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading? | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in your memory. Luckily there are a few methods that can really make a difference in retaining information. The bookworms at Stack Exchange provide some tips to help your Jeopardy game.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
Adrianna Castelo's insight:

I think this is a very informative article that can help some people out. They give tips on how to make reading more interesting and how to keep it stuck in your memory after reading it instead of just forgetting all about it after the first time. 

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Ula Rutter's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:27 PM

This article is topical to my students and to myself!

tania molina's curator insight, March 17, 2014 6:05 PM

it is interesting because at times when i am reading it feels difficult for me to get information stored in my head. this are some strategies that i may try to help me out in the future. biology is one of the classes i am struggling because the reading is so difficult to me.

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Does social media affect the youth's reading and writing skills? - The New Age Online

Does social media affect the youth's reading and writing skills? - The New Age Online | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Does social media affect the youth's reading and writing skills?
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This interested me because I would've thought that the reading and writing would've affected the skills of the youth. Although they are reading a lot more online we don't really know the content of what they're reading and whatever that may be may be affecting them due to poor slang and grammar used in social media.

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Khalid Hart's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:39 PM

I believe that social media does somewhat hinder a person's reading and writing skills. The reason why is because everything is abbreviated or just simply written incorrectly online. After a while of seeing," lol, lmao, h8, luv" and so on. A teen may often forget words and their meaning.

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Tips to improve your English writing skill

Tips to improve your English writing skill | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

The English language learners primarily focus on improving speaking skills. Of course, it is essential to convey your thoughts such that the listener understands it. However the writing skills do have an equal weight age. It gears up your thought process. This article contains some useful tips to write correct English.


Via English Leap
Adrianna Castelo's insight:

I think this article can really help some people. It is very to the point on what can help you in writing so if someone just takes the advice it can potentially help them. 

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Paige durand's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:39 AM

This is really interesting for someone who is transitioning from a native speaker to speaking, reading and writing English.  There are 7 different ways to improve their English and things people who already speak English may take for granted. One of the tips is as easy to just watch television and see how the people interact. There are other simple methods like thinking in English and trying to speak in only English. I think the problem may be about this paper is that its trying to convert the native speakers into only speaking English. That's what i got from it since it was very repetitive about only doing things in English.

Christopher Chao's curator insight, March 13, 2014 2:26 PM

Social media is very key to helping people learn how to have better english. What is this sentence I just read in the article. If anything social media and the internet is what makes the english language go down in flames and burn. Also I do wish our phones had a correct english term because I just text out my thoughts now but I dont check how bad it actually was.

Sharena Hamilton's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:28 PM

This article is useful it helps improve your writing skills, tell you to write down your thoughts and be creative . Just by reading  helps  you improve your writing because you get to learn new words and then you can even use those in your writing.

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Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students

Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

"Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud -- even at the upper grade levels."


Via Beth Dichter
Adrianna Castelo's insight:

I thought that this was quite interesting because you never early think to read to students as they get older. It has always been pretty routine that when you learn how to read you do it yourself.For myself, having something read out loud to me is not the best. I never pay attention when it's being read aloud only when I read it for myself. However, it could be beneficial to other students who really do have learning disabilities without them knowing. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:57 PM

This post describes why it is valuable to read to older students as well as a wide variety of resources. There are many reasons to continue to read to older students (and not just those students whom have access to assistive technology). A few of those reasons are below.

* "Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening..."

* "...children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns."

Resources are available in two categories:

* Beyond Instruction that includes a link to a post of Audio books and publications, Information on optical character recognition,Text-to-speech and Variable speed tape recorders

Sites to explore includes links to about 10 websites. Some are free and some will cost.

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How to Write a Cover Letter - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How to Write a Cover Letter - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
How to Write a Cover Letter
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Even if only one in two cover letters get read, that's still a 50% chance that including one could help you, he explains. “It's an opportunity to distinguish yourself,” Glickman adds.
Adrianna Castelo's insight:

I thought this article was very helpful. It gave good tips as to what you should and should not be putting on a cover letter and how it helps you out. I think this article could definitely help some people out.

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