I've been telling myself that I'll be a faster reader by reading more, but that was decades ago and I'm still slow. I want to learn to read faster, and I want to do it methodically, preferably backed up by science. How do I go about this?
I don't know, I think the jury is still pretty out on how much speed reading helps.
Why do you really want to read faster? If it's to show off then maybe you have more important insecurity issues to deal with.
If it's so you can show off to get brownie points in business and networking so you can get more skills to pay bills and fund your relatively healthy lifestyle with family vacations and comfy holidays then, I don't know, maybe try skipping sections, I'm not sure how much speedreading will help.
>>7652907 >what Trump does it's just a suit which ranks above other cards and so can be win a trick when another suit has been lead. hearts are the trump suit in hearts, but a lot of the more popular whist games like euchre have different trumps decided by the draw to keep things interesting >>7652929 canterbury tales are easier to go through, and that way you can wallow nicely in don quixote already in the midset of fine maids' arses.
>>7652923 There have been (very) recent studies showing that brain training apps are worthless and don't help any more than doing any other mentally demanding task. Especially Luminosity was BTFO and has been forbidden in the US to advertise their brain apps as having any effect.
>>7652933 >Why do you really want to read faster? To get more reading done. There's still mountains of classics I want to read. Furthermore, it feels discouraging to take forever to read longer books. Additionally, by the time I've finished a >1000-pages work, I've probably forgotten most of the information from early chapters.
Of course, I don't just want to read fast. I want to read fast and have a high retention of information.
>>7652940 Elevate isn't like brain training puzzles though. It has games that boost your vocabulary, where it shows you a word, and you have to click the appropriate synonym; it has games that help you comprehend what you read by showing you a short essay, then asks you questions about the purpose of the essay, the tone etc. It also has shit that helps with day-to-day mathematics, like quick subtraction question, or proportion games (you have to spin a totem pole so all the faces match the right proportion for example).
Sorry for typing a bit, I'm having a poo and felt like having a discussion.
>>7652950 Trochee trips from long to short; From long to long in solemn sort Slow Spondee stalks; strong foot! yet ill able Ever to come up with dactyl trisyllable. Iambics march from short to long;— With a leap and a bound the swift Anapæsts throng; One syllable long, with one short at each side, Amphibrachys hastes with a stately stride;— First and last being long, middle short, Amphimacer Strikes his thundering hoofs like a proud high-bred racer >metrical feet, ST Coleridge
Wikipedia isn't a bad resource for meter either. There are more than mentioned in Coleridge's introduction, and more to form than just meter. I haven't read Fry's book, but it or wikipedia might be better than trying to track down the same Latin dictionary I have which explains the major ones for ancient verse. [Options displayed in increasing levels of autism]
I wanna get into writing, but I don't know where to start or what people consider good or bad, or anything really about writing. what are tropes or things people hate about book? I browsed a thread earlier with people saying they hate the >character wakes up at the beginning of the story I can't tell whether people are meme'ing about certain ideas or not. any and all advice would be appreciated.
Start keeping a daily journal and reflect on your life. After a year or two of doing this and working on your prose style, you'll be way better equipped to start writing fiction. Also make sure to read a lot.
>>7653891 Just try to void what you think are cliches, at worst you can google it. And all that ">book starts with X" is just memeint, it really doesn't matter if your book is good in the end, and you can go a long way with good prose alone.
Also, a friendly reminder that The Trial begins with the MC waking up.
>>7652770 Anyone here use Calibre for ebooks? I've been using it with no problem for the past few weeks, and am now suddenly getting an error prompt w/e I use it:
>calibre, version 2.49.0 >ERROR: No associated program: Windows will try to open Diogenes Laertius - Dorandi, Tiziano.pdf with calibre itself resulting in a duplicate in your calibre library. You should install some program capable of viewing this file format and tell windows to use that program to open files of this type.
>>7655527 wot m8 late 19th, early 20th is one of the most interesting periods of all art imo with the burgeoning modernity via Klimt, Gogh, Picasso, Debussy, Stravinsky, Joyce, Eliot, Woolf etc. I'm not sure where exactly you're coming from though unless it's a sort of political bias.
>>7655582 Virtually nothing, it's a linguistically vacuous descriptor of which you have to parse the meaning of its usage in itself yourself usually. Colloquially it's anything commonly enough spammed.
Back in middle school there was a short story I read that was about some girl that was raised as a boy so she can become king or something like that. Her father told her that until she is officially recognized as such she isn't allowed to sit on the king's throne.
At the end she sat on the throne because the king was absent or something and the daughter of the king (which fell in love with her) said that she is pregnant from her. The story ended with her trapped between proving that she is a girl or be married, something like that, it was an open ending.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I would like to find it again.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the post's information.