Read More Books. Each Day. Each Week. Each Year.
Knowledge is power, and the tested shortcut to gaining that power is reading more books. However, amid all of the emergencies on our daily schedule, opening the next book seems to be a feat to perform. As a result, we find no time and have no habits to enrich our knowledge, to invest in ourselves.
Fortunately, a number of methods are long developed to help us start reading books or get back to our favorite activity. Let us walk you through 14 productive ways to read more books. [Read more…]
Supporting literacy at home and in schools around the world
Imagine your life without reading. No, not because you don’t find the time to read. You just cannot… And imagine schools and homes without books, where there are little or no chances to get a proper education. UNESCO reveals a sad picture of global literacy rates: 757 million people worldwide, including 115 million youth, are illiterate. [Read more…]
“If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance.
Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.”
American writer, poet and filmmaker Sherman Alexie managed to summarize the vital importance of books in two short sentences. The main takeaway is: we should not turn to books only when we have some idle time to fill or want to entertain ourselves. They encompass an infinite universe where each of us can continuously discover new things, learn ceaselessly and gain valuable experience. Moreover, in the era of technology, with an overwhelming amount of digital and non-digital information, good reading skills are real saviors.
Research and statistics reveal interesting, sometimes even surprising data on reading and the role it plays in a person’s life. Not to make the list endless, 20 of the most compelling facts can be singled out. [Read more…]
StepWare: the developer of the award-winning AceReader
Technology has an undoubted influence on how we learn and educational software programs are a great example how it can help make the learning process much faster and easier. This is particularly true for reading improvement tools. Software development companies like StepWare offer very creative solutions in this area which is why we will introduce them in this post. [Read more…]
5 Memory techniques and 17 tips to boost recalling and reading
When we learn, we acquire information, and acquisition is impossible without our ability to “store” data. Here is when memory steps in as an essential tool. “Memory is the glue that binds our mental life together”, says neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize.
As far as reading is an inseparable part of the learning process, a great number of memory techniques have been invented to boost our memory and improve our reading performance. I will introduce five of them in this blog post. [Read more…]
Creative visualization techniques to improve reading and thinking
Why do we read? Why do we want to learn something? When answering these or any other important questions we tend to have an image in our head that relates to the benefits of an activity or the future state of a current situation. We visualize how things should be or in regards to reading convert words into images. Below are 5 creative techniques to learn how to visualize, and to apply them in daily life. [Read more…]