Simultaneous Subject Teaching:
Language of Thought Hypothesis
Connections between things, and knowing how things are
Related, is extremely important. These
Associations are the framework of
also an important key to
Organized Knowledge is more effective and more efficient
Fragmented knowledge. You must also show
real life examples on how to use knowledge
and not just
in theory on a piece of paper.
Reading and Learning
at the Same time
When you learn to read and write you
Words that are relevant to your everyday life,
words that will help you advance your understanding of yourself
and advance your understanding of the world around you. Every subject and lesson
elements of other subjects and lessons. Simultaneous subject
Logically Ordered Steps. At the same time you are
Learning Math you should also be learning
Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more
academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research
It is about creating something new by crossing boundaries, and
thinking across them. It is related to an interdiscipline or an
interdisciplinary field, which is an organizational unit that
crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or
schools of thought, as new needs and professions emerge.
For example, the subject of farming may appear differently when
examined by different disciplines, for instance, biology,
chemistry, economics, geography, and math.
A multidisciplinary approach involves drawing appropriately from
multiple disciplines to redefine problems outside of normal
boundaries and reach solutions based on a new understanding of
A multi-agent system (M.A.S.) is a computerized system composed
of multiple interacting intelligent agents within an
environment. Multi-agent systems can be used to solve problems
that are difficult or impossible for an individual agent or a
monolithic system to solve.
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
Dual Education System
Language and Thought
Transition Words (PDF) transition into
And as you are learning language, reading and writing, you should
have the lesson words coincide
with the first steps of
Knowledge that every human needs. Consisting of words in
the lessons that teaches the student about the
and the abilities of the
human brain. These are the
learn. These are the things that
influence behavior. These are
joys of life. These are
dangers of life,
these are the things that we have learned so far and these are
the mistakes that we that we have made in our past, and so on and
means. Combining Subjects and Multitasking can save time, and
also help keep things interesting. Don't force kids to
things that are irrelevant and unimportant, especially at the
wrong time in their lives.
Subjects that Share Common Knowledge
Journal of Neurolinguistics
Paired Associate Learning
Teach a subject or a method, you teach purpose and reasoning
at the same time. Knowledge imbedded in the
Lesson. So what ever the brain is focused on the student
still learns. Meanings with words behind the words and a lesson
behind the lesson. This also teaches the
brain to be aware of
all the questions that need to be asked in order to define the
Being aware of hidden meanings and learning to look at
the whole picture.
Like learning the
Moral of a
Story and similar to having a
Learning Methods Teaching through Demonstration Transmedia
Neural Reuse: A Fundamental Organizational Principle of the
Brain Neural circuits established for one purpose can be put
to different uses, often without losing their original
functions. Reducing the cognitive load is beneficial as long as
the knowledge is valuable and relevant. (Cortical
Parcellation, Neural Partners)
Memory with a Purpose
Modularity of Mind
The Person who does not Read the
Right Books has no advantage over a person who can't read at all.
Letters / Words / Symbols /
Grammar / Sentences
IPA Conventions for English
are the Root of Language
Text Analysis Software
Semitic Root Function
Word Games The
English Auxiliaries and Contractions
Alpha Numeric Combinations
Left Handed Writing
Phree - Make the world your paper mobile input device
Endocentric and Exocentric
List of Languages by Writing System
Logical Consequence Entailment
Short-and Long-Term Effects of a Novel on Connectivity in the
Subtext Contextual Analysis Articulate
Strategic Reading Media
Definitions Meaning Semantics
Disambiguation Terminology Operational
Not to confuse Metaphoric Symbols with
Morphology (linguistics) Portmanteau Agreement
making clear the meaning of things, so as to make the implicit
implicit: Implied though not
directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something. Being
without doubt or reserve.
explicit: Precisely and clearly
expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication.
In accordance with fact or the
primary meaning of a term
A system of symbols and symbolic representations, represents
something else that is invisible. Express indirectly by an
Articulate: Expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive
language. Put into words or an expression.
Express or state clearly.
Annotate: Provide interlinear
explanations for words or phrases. Add explanatory notes to or
supply with critical comments.
Written between lines of text.
Contextual Clues (PDF)
Comparison: The act of
examining resemblances, similarities, differences and
significance. Seeing Similarities in Dissimilar
Social Comparison Theory
Moral of a
Fairy Tales Art
Double Entendre Synonyms
Figure of Speech Cliché Ersatz
Word Play Riddle Humor
Back and forth Method
Word in Context
Rebus Word Nerds
Figuratively or Literally Speaking?
defining something limit that something?
Code Talker Code-talker
Code word (figure of speech)
Codes and special phrases have a purpose, to transmit
information in social groups so that only the receiver knows the
meaning, and codes can also provide technical information
quickly and easily.
communications and information processing, code is a system of
rules to convert information—such as a letter, word, sound,
image, or gesture—into another form or representation, sometimes
shortened or secret, for communication through a channel
or storage in a medium.
The USPS Facility Deciphers Illegible Handwriting at the United
States Postal Service Remote Encoding Center
Intelligence Book Types
"Hey, thanks for defining the word "many"
for me. It means a lot."
Right Words using
Thesaurus and other Tools
A mental representation of the meaning or significance of
something. An explanation of something that is not immediately
A section of text; particularly a section of medium length. The
act of passing from one state or place to the next.
A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing
the relevant. Structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Thought that makes something comprehensible.
Fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation. Know
and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
Make sense of a language.
Does Language and Vision work together to help you interpret
what you're seeing?
You have to be extremely careful how you use
And you also have to be even more careful how you
see labels and understand them. Though labels are convenient to
use, labels are not a full definition, or a full description of
the contents, whether a label refers to people, or material
objects. You have to see beyond just a few details, you have to
The words we use to describe things are just temporary labels.
In order to fully describe anything, so that it can be fully
understood, you need to use more then words and symbols. This is
because meaning is not just what you see on the surface. There
several layers of meaning beyond what you can see and
beyond what the label describes. So never see things as being
one dimensional. Because everyone knows that we live in a
dimensional world and that we are always discovering more and
more about the world, a world that goes way beyond what we see
We should identify individuals by their
and not label them with an
Affiliation. If a person wants to label themselves with
something that can not accurately define them as a person, then
they should be described as a unidentified
If a group of individuals commits a crime, then those
individuals must be apprehended and questioned. This is not
punishment, this is about learning from these particular
individuals, and finding out why this crime was committed so
that we can correct this misunderstanding and find ways to keep
these crimes from repeating in the future.
If a person or persons claims to represent a group, we cannot
use this label publicly when referring to these particular
criminals, because that would cause other people who are not
involved in the crime to be apprehended, questioned and
victimized, which would waste time, people and resources, and
not help find the actual criminals.
Labels like terrorist, extremist, fundamentalist, or any
religious name, are confusing and distracting. A
physical description of a person is the most effective means
finding a criminal. And if they have a
name that would also help.
A persons religion or affiliation does not explain who a person
is as an individual. A persons personal beliefs can not be
defined by a single name, or can an individual be defined by
personal name. The only way to know some one is to spend
time with them and learn, listen and understand the story of
their life, and the experiences that help shape them into
the person that they are today.
Everyone is born an individual,
and that is how we treat each other, as individuals.
Prejudice, Discrimination are all barriers. They
destroy the mind, they destroy communication, they destroy the
hearts and the the souls of all who are afflicted with these
Tag: A label attached to
someone or something for the purpose of identification or to
give other information.
Labels do not describe all the
Layers, labels only give you a starting point from which to
inquire more information.
There are currently around
1,009,614 words in the
English Language including thousands of obsolete words. The
average person knows an average of about 12,000 - 20,000 words
Vocabulary, which varies depending on their level of
education, their spoken language and environment.
It's not just the size of your vocabulary that
counts, but more importantly, it's the quality of words, and how many words you
Comprehend, and how well you use words to communicate
When starting to learn how to read and write, you should
learn words that are
relevant to your everyday life. (Scots have 421 words
Vocabulary Tests are flawed because they don't use the most
effective words we have.
What good is having a large vocabulary of words if the words are
obsolete or ineffective?
with Reason is an interactive educational tool that
facilitates vocabulary acquisition through hip-hop lyrics
Most Common Words in English 200
The words in this Website will make up the rest of your
20,000 word vocabulary.
your students’ Vocabulary Size
Test Your Vocab
English words do you know?
Use words that matter that are known to be
valuable and are know to increase your
Physical Health Words and
Create a Word Cloud
Letters in Half
Everyone should learn a new word everyday. The ‘Word
of the Day’ will be used in 3 sentences.
sentence used will have more meaning then the word itself. The
sentences used will also have lessons involved so you are not
just learning the meaning of a word. You are learning why that
particular word is used, why that particular sentence needs that
word and learning what the sentence means as a whole, whether
it's a quote or passage from a book.
"I love words, words can be so wonderful, I
couldn't imagine a world without words."
Information and Communication System
Vocabulary Tools (mouse over items and hear recorded
who does not Read the Right Books has no advantage over a person
who can't read at all.
Three of the most important things in
1: Learn How to Read.
2: Learn how to Comprehend what you are Reading.
3: Read the most Valuable Knowledge and Information that you can
find, things that will increase your understanding of yourself
and things that will increase your understanding of the world
around you. "Learn to Read, Then Read
"Read the best books first, or you may not
have a chance to read them at all."
Henry David Thoreau
And with over a 130 million
Books with over 2 trillion words you can easily say that
there is not a lot of time to be wasted on reading things that
will not benefit you.
Why learn to read and write if you never
read anything of value or write anything of
And what happens if you never learn what is
There's a huge difference between someone who is
and someone who has excellent
Reading Comprehension. One
knows only how to read, and the other fully understands what they are reading.Why are
Literacy Rates misleading? Just because some one has been
Literate does not mean they have
Literacy rates only show how many people can read, it does not
say that people have read things that are valuable or important,
things that would make them educated and aware.
If you don't read the
things that matter then knowing how to read doesn't matter.
Then you have to
Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and
Comprehension level should you have in order to induce
How do you Accurately
Measure, Assess and Test
someone's Reading and Writing Ability?
Knowing how to
is very important for
Learning. You can learn
many things from reading. You can learn
Knowledge from other people, you can learn to
and you can acquire important
Information and facts
about yourself and the world around you. Reading is the path to
40% OF WORLD'S CHILDREN
At least 250 million of the
world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to
read, write or do basic mathematics, almost 120 million have
spent little or no time in a classroom including 57 million
youngsters who are not attending school.
Language Cues and Effective Reading
High-income families are being exposed to
30 million more words
than children from families on welfare, which seems
catastrophic, but if the extra words in your vocabulary are
never used effectively and efficiently, then extra words in your
only give you a little more potential. You have to define the
most important words, and then you have to learn how to use them
effectively and efficiently.
Thirty Million Words
About 30 million people, 14
percent of the US population 16 and older, have trouble with
basic reading and writing.
High school students today are reading books
intended for children with reading levels around
5.3, which is barely above the fifth grade reading level. It's
criminal and abusive.
How do you correctly measure
Learn To Read
Learn to Read and Learn the Alphabet Online
Click n Kids
Learn to Read Software Review
to Read Reading
Global Learning Xprize
Five Practices Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play
Mouse Years 2-6, 450 Lessons, 3,000 Learning
Activities, Virtual Field Trips and Games.
A connection between the text and something in your own
connection between the text and something that is
occurring or has occurred in the world.
National Reading Panel
Teach a Child Reading
Teach Your Child to Read
Your Baby Can Read
Succeed to Read
Everybody Wins NY
Read Write Think
International Reading Assoc.
Stages of Learning
Reading Light (amazon)
Online Tutoring Help
ABC of Reading (wiki)
English Course Videos (youtube) English
English Grammar Lessons
/ Symbols / Grammar /
Child Development Books
Online Books / E-Books
It was believed that the
fourth grade was when students stop learning to read and
started reading to learn.
Reading Shift Theory
Children who match sounds to letters earlier learn to
Hear” simply by touching a word or phrase, one can
listen to related information such as its pronunciation
or meaning. The gadget “whispers” the information into
the ear, thus enabling one to read on without having to
stop and check up the dictionary.
Human Interest Story Essay
Visual Literacy Flip
Michel de Montaigne
Literacy Literature Writing
What I Read Most:
What I Watch Most:
TV, News Papers and Magazines are mostly just Propaganda
"If you don't fully understand the things that you're
reading, then knowing how to read doesn't matter."
Read the things that
Reading without comprehension is like eating food but still
being malnourished. You're not starving to death, but you're
also not able to live up to your full potential, or develop normally.
Yes you can read, but you can't fully understand what is
written, because the message goes beyond the words that are
written. And it's not just the words, it's all the other things that
the original words do not express. You have to see the whole
picture. This is the one flaws of writing, the clarity and
meaning can not be confirmed when the writer is not there to
explain what is written. But now that writing is digital,
and connected, we can
link to more information when needed. So things can be
explained, giving more insight and better understanding. Reading
with links can help improve comprehension, but the goal is to be
able not to have to click on the links at all, meaning that you
know what that information is, and you can see beyond what is
written. I Comprehend.
Critical Reading (PDF)
Critical Literacy (PDF)
Web Literacy (PDF)
Learning Words from Contextual Clues (PDF)
Close Reading describes, the careful, sustained
interpretation of a brief passage of a text. A close reading
emphasizes the single and the particular over the general,
effected by close attention to individual words, the syntax, and
the order in which the sentences unfold ideas, as the reader
scans the line of text.
You need to do more then just read, you need to do some
research. Just reading is for idiots who don't know any better.
You read to learn. If what you're reading doesn't provide you
with enough information to fully understand the value of the
words you just read, then you have to seek out more information
and do some research, other wise you learn very little about
everything. And the sad part is, you don't even know your
lacking key information
Get the meaning of something. To become aware of
through the senses. Include in scope; include as part of
something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.
The message that is intended or expressed or signified. Rich in
significance or implication. Have in mind as a purpose.
Measure and Assess
You have to make sure that your
reading comprehension is improving every year and make sure that
you are increasing your vocabulary as well.
Functional illiteracy may be adequate, but you still need to fully
understand what you are reading.
Reading Assessment (PDF)
Word Identification Assessment (PDF)
Reading for Memorization (fewer than 100 words per minute
wpm) - Reading for Learning (100–200 wpm)
Reading for Comprehension (200–400 wpm) - Skimming
average adult reads
Prose text (150 to 300 wpm) - Speaks (180 wpm)
- Hears (150–160 wpm)
"If you don't Remember, Comprehend or Learn what you read, then
your reading speed does not matter."
If you don't comprehend the things that matter then good
reading comprehension doesn't matter. So reading comprehension
tests must be about comprehending important information and
knowledge, otherwise good reading comprehension is almost
So the first reading comprehension tests should include the
actual skills that are needed for good comprehension.
Increasing the size of spacing between certain words could
improve people’s reading comprehension
You have to understand the definitions of words. But more
importantly, you have to understand the meaning of words when
they are used together with other words.
Words can be misleading, you have to pay attention and learn
how words can be used to deceive.
"Having good reading comprehension is
great, but if you never read anything important or valuable,
then it's almost useless."
You're not going to remember all the details of everything you
read, especially when you're not interested in the information
or interested in the subject. And you don't want to force
students to remember useless details just so they can pass a
test. You want students to comprehend what they read only when
it's important. Being able to
Pay Attention to details
is one thing, but knowing when to pay attention, and do it
effectively, is the most important aspect of reading
Mechanics of Reading /
Skillful Reading Techniques
In order to read at a good speed, it is good to keep in mind...
A minimum number of fixations to the line of type.
Wide eye span which encompass phrases and thought sequence
rather than isolated words.
A complete absence of lip movements and vocalization.
Move the eyes consistently forward, regularly, and
rhythmically-- pick up groups of words rather than isolated
Practice quick and rhythmic return from the end of the line to
the beginning of the next.
Practice looking down quickly at a line of print, lifting your
eyes, and checking to see how many words you saw in this
Do this until you are actually aware of a broadened span.
Cover the print of a single line with a plain white card. By
moving the card downward, expose the line, cover it up, expose
it, cover it up, etc. Do this until you are aware of seeing more
words at a glance.
Practice reading a column of newsprint, restricting yourself to
only two fixations per line.
Keep in mind that the length of fixation and span is determined
by the type of material you are reading.
Watch for signs of fatigue: twitching muscles, burning
sensations in the eyelids, fading, or blurring of print. Look
away from your reading often and give momentary rest to your
Place the forefinger on your lips and your thumb and other
fingers on your larynx.
Practice reading with your mouth tightly closed; attempt to
restrict movement of the larynx, tongue, and lips.
Check to see whether you are actually "hearing" words as you
read; this is another form of vocalization which can be
eliminated only through determination to use only your eyes and
the meaning centers of your brain.
Regressions often occur because you are attempting to take such
long spans that you miss essential words and relationships. If
this is noticeable in your reading, shorten the span. Practice
covering all of the material which you have just read with a
This will not permit you to regress and will force you to
concentrate on essential words and essential relationships in
the sentence or paragraph. Read so fast, in easy materials, that
there is no time for regressions. Recognize the fact, at all
times, that some regression is necessary to establish
relationships within the selection which you are reading.
How to underline or Highlight a Reading
Study begins when you decide what you will learn. When you
underline, you decide what you will learn.
If you underline accurately, you will be able to review and make
notes more easily.
Guides for underlining or highlighting
A. Read an entire section first.
B. Do not underline too much.
C. Select information you want to learn to make into notes.
D. Make major points stand out clearly.
Use double underlining.
E. Make margin notes.
Use key words.
Use brief summaries.
Make questions if you do not understand, so that you can return
to that section.
F. Realize that introductions rarely contain material that needs
to be underlined.
G. Turn major headings and sub-headings into questions.
Underline the condensed answer.
Answers may include information in: Topic sentences. Words
printed in special type. Numbered lists.
Pay attention to and be aware of words of transition,
introduction, conclusion, and definition (in other words,
accordingly, since, then, of course, but, yet, more important,
likewise, besides, for these reasons, subsequently, afterwards,
that is, that means, etc.)
Should see major facts in an outline form.
H. Use brackets when several lines are important to underline.
I. Use numbers when a series of ideas are important.
J. Make a question mark beside unclear sections of information.
K. Write down questions in your notebook for class that you have
for the Professor.
What Is the Difference in the Reading Assessment Between
Comprehension and Interpretation?
Reading and Learning at the
When you are Learning to Read,
should read things that are relevant and important about yourself and
the world around you.
Imagine learning how to read words that are perfectly aligned
with helping you to understand yourself and the world around
you. Imagine learning how to read words that are perfectly
aligned with helping you to solve a particular problem that you
are currently having? What if that problem was an emotional
problem? Or personal problem? What if that problem was a
relationship problem? And reading or hearing the right words was
all that you needed for you to understand that problem, so that
it would help you to solve that problem. Never underestimate the
power of words, the power of learning, the power of knowledge,
or the power of having the right information at the right time.
What if the words that you were learning how to read, actually
matched perfectly with what you wanted to learn? And matched
perfectly with the way you are thinking? What if the words
transmitted information that was exactly what you were looking
Teaching your Children to Talk /
Teaching Young Students Language
"Words are a vehicle to transmit information to the Brain" "Reading Enriches the Mind"
to communicate for our survival and
universal well being."
"A majority of the worlds most important
information is communicated using words."
"An Intelligent speaker, a
powerful talker and those who can influence others through
always be heard more then the best writers. But
listening to good speakers
are both equally important because in order to be a good speaker
you have to read good writing.
Sustained Silent Reading is only one half of the skills
needed to Communicate effectively."
My name is _______ and I am _____ years old. I am just learning
how to read. Knowing how to read is extremely important because
80 percent of the worlds most valuable knowledge and information
is in the text format, or the written word. And If I do not
learn to understand and comprehend what I am reading, then I
will not have access to the most valuable and the most important
information and knowledge that this world has to offer. Words
are not just for communicating with others, more importantly,
words are used to communicate with myself, so that I can learn
to understand my feelings, my thoughts, my knowledge, my
abilities and the world around me. Over the last 2 thousand
years, millions of people have
contributed to our incredible
wealth of knowledge, knowledge that has benefited my life and
other peoples lives in many different ways. So in return I will
add to this enormous resource of knowledge by learning and
seeking more valuable information and more knowledge. Knowledge
that can be shared that would help make improvements in our
world. This way I too can benefit people today and benefit
people in the future, the same way that I have benefited from
people who shared knowledge and information throughout human
history. I am very important to the
Student Promise to Learn:
I have the power to learn anything that I want to. But I first
have to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and information
that would give me this
power to learn anything. Sometimes
learning certain things takes a long time. But the rewards of
learning will always give me endless potential with endless
Once I learn the necessary skills,
knowledge and information I
will have the ability understand everything about myself and
understand everything about the world around me.
Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and
will be able to
solve any problem in the world and be able to
fix and improve anything that I put my mind to.
Once I learn the necessary
skills, knowledge and information I
will be able to
learn from any mistake that I make, or learn
from any mistake that others will make. I will also be able to
handle any catastrophe, any struggle, any disaster or any
tragedy that I will experience in my life, all because I have
learned the necessary skills, knowledge and information.
Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information, I
will be able to choose any career that I want, work any job that
I choose, and I will be able to follow any dream that I have.
The Power of Knowledge is a lot of work and a big
I promise that I will
never stop learning, or will I ever stop trying.
My goal is to become an
intelligent Human. I will always love
myself and I will always love others with compassion. I will
never forget that my life is incredibly special and very
important. My best is yet to come......Learning
things Simultaneously and in Order
This student pledge, mantra or saying
will be read once a week. This exercise will act as a reminder:
I have the power to learn anything
that I want to.
I have the ability to understand everything about myself, and
understand everything about the world around me.
I have the ability to
solve any problem in the world.
I also have the ability to
fix and improve anything that I put my mind to.
I have the ability to
learn from any mistake that I make,
and the ability to learn
from any mistake that others will make.
I am also able to
handle any catastrophe, any struggle, any disaster or any
tragedy that I will experience in my life, all because I have
learned the necessary
I have the ability to choose any career that I want, work any
job that I choose, and follow any dream that I have.
I promise that I will
never stop learning, or will I ever stop trying.
My goal is to become an
I will always love myself and I will always love others with
I will never forget that my life is incredibly special and very
important. My best is yet to come.
Only about 2,400 of the world's roughly
7,200 Languages and Dialects have writing systems.
A system of words used to name things in a particular
discipline. A systematic means of communicating by the use of
sounds or conventional symbols. The cognitive processes involved
in producing and understanding linguistic communication. The
mental faculty or power of vocal communication. communication by
word of mouth.
List of Languages by total number of Speakers
List of Languages by number of Native Speakers
Indo-European Language Family Tree
for Language, Interaction, and Culture
MIT Language Universal ties all languages together
Endangered Languages – The Alliance for Linguistic Diversity
did our ancestors develop the very first language?
Phrase Structure Rules
Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages promotes the
documentation, maintenance, preservation, and revitalization of
endangered languages worldwide through linguist-aided,
community-driven multi-media language documentation projects.
Over 800 languages are spoken in
Papua New Guinea, a country of about six million people.
in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think (youtube)
Why is the
Chinese Language so simple? Why
Latin so difficult?
Why is learning the
English Language better for Brain development?
Global Language System
List of Constructed Languages Body
Specific Language Impairment
Speech Language Pathology
Facebook Language Style Guides
Foundation Advanced technology to accelerate language
development of children 0-5
love the English Language (wordpress)
List of English-Based Pidgins (wiki)
Pona is a human language I invented in 2001. It was my
attempt to understand the meaning of life in 120 words.
sensitivity to spoken and written language, the ability to learn
languages, and the capacity to use language to accomplish
certain goals. Relating to the scientific study of language.
Linguistics Realization Linguistics Linguistic Analysis
Department of Linguistics
as a Language
Learning a New Language Software for
Self Teaching /
Defense Language Aptitude Battery
Modern Language Aptitude Test designed to predict a
student’s likelihood of success and
learning a foreign language.
One way to effectively learn a language
is using the
language in interaction with others. Use language for a
purpose and learn to use the language in context.
Communicate with a Non Native English Speaker (wikihow)
techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at
TEDxUpperEastSide (video) Natural
Can knowing the corresponding
letters and symbols of another language help you learn a new
Esperanto (vocabulary, accent,
grammar, pronunciation, slang)
Benefits of Being Bilingual
several languages lower your vocabulary?
Is your ability to communicate effectively hindered when not
speaking your native language?
Children and Language
Second Language Acquisition
Skill-Based Theories of Second Language Acquisition
"People with a significant amount of
can also have the ability to learn aspects of language more
Speaking Multiple Languages:
of Brain / Left Side of Brain
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Score)
Secondary Level English Proficiency Test (SLEP Score)
Educational Testing Service
Programming Language as a Second Language
There are over a billion people who are currently learning a
man wakes from coma speaking fluent Mandarin but had completely
forgotten English (youtube)
Foreign Accent Syndrome (wiki)
It's nice to be able to
communicate in more then one language, but what's more important
is that you are an effective communicator. So just don't learn a
new language for conversation, learn a new language to increase
your effectiveness to communicate. Just don't teach a new
language, teach effective ways to communicate.
Medium of Instruction
Words to a
Human are like
Code to a
Computer. The more you have, the more you can do.
Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes Thought
The Power of Words
When you have
words with more then one
definitions with more then one word, it's hard sometimes to be
understood in the way you intended. Even people who speak the
same language they sometimes need a
So this is not just a
Foreign Language problem, this is also a
communication problem. Meanings
Speak the word, and then the definition that you want to be heard.
Should we have a universal procedure for translation? Translation sometimes needs more then just a single translation.
First: I say something, then it's translated.
(this is for complex translations,
this is not for simple answer translation)
Second: Then the person receiving the translation needs
to confirm that what is being translated is understood.
Third: Then it may need to be translated back in the
words that this particular language uses to explain what is
Forth: Then I might have to use
different words to be translated. And this process continues
until a full understanding is accomplished. Universal
Principles in the Repair of Communication Problems
Translation Criticism (wiki)
Language Translation Tools
(google) Speak and Translate
12-Language Talking Translator (amazon)
Universal Translator (wiki)
Write in a language
that you’re learning and native speakers will correct your
Smartphone Apps Translation Tools
Voice Translation App
Google Android Translation App Google
Languages are available in Skype Translator
translates printed words from one
language to another with your smartphone's video camera, in real
time, no network
connection needed! Word Lens Translator
and chat and has a text-to-text translation service for its
Translate instantly by pointing your camera. With the Translate
app, you can translate text in images, either in a picture
you've taken or imported, or just by pointing your camera. You
can translate text you see around you just by pointing your
camera lens at it.
Question and Answer Platforms
act of Communication is an act of
"Hearing accurately and understanding
correctly doesn't always happens. So listening must be the
responsibility of both people.
Listen to your own words and as well as the words spoken by
Learning to Speak - Speech
Nonverbal Communication -
Listening / Hearing
accurately when other People Speak
Is Thinking and Talking to Yourself the
Hearing Impairment / Deafness
David Eagleman: Can we Create new Senses for Humans (video)
Sensory Vest Sensory Substitution
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Speech-Generating Device Artificial
When you give people a voice, a voice that can be digitally
recorded and transmitted, you literally give that person
immortality, and at the same time make that person extremely
valuable by improving communication. So how do
Telephones transmit voices so well? We can use a
CAPTCHA like system by using the voices of millions of
internet users. From there you can create the necessary
algorithms to speak words fluently in the right tone, in the
right volume, including fades, spikes and pauses.
When you give people a voice, you give them immortality.
Why Does My Recorded Voice Sound So Strange To Me?
Alphabet Card (PDF)
Place Mat (PDF)
Ways to Communicate with a Non-Verbal Child
Communication Devices for Children who Can't Talk
Speech and Communication
/ Sight Problems
American Foundation for the Blind
Blindness (wiki) Myopia
Eye Exam Seeing Test
Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
with Sound Augmented Reality
Eye Music: Hearing Colored Shapes
Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a Smartphone
White Eye Detector App
VisualFields easy Eye Exam App capture high-quality images
of the front and back of an eye.
Field Test (wiki)
Diplopia is a Computer Game
that has been designed using the
latest research to help people with
amblyopia (lazy eye) and
strabismus (crossed eyes)
Computer Vision Syndrome
Protecting your Vision
SyncBraille is one of the smallest, lightest, and most
affordable, portable Braille Displays
Refreshable Braille Display
Browsers / Speech Recognition
VoiceOver Gesture Support, Text to Speech, Braille Display
Vision Correcting Light Field Display
Vision-impaired & Low Vision Tool
Daniel Kish: How I use Sonar to Navigate the World
SmartCane device is an electronic travel aid which fits on
the top fold of the white cane.
BuzzClip, wearable ultrasound for visually impaired people
How new technology helps blind people explore the world
(video and text)
Narrator Text–to–Speech Utility
JAWS Screen Reader
Morse Code (wiki)
Talking Barcode Scanners
Sheila Nirenberg: A Prosthetic Eye to treat Blindness
People Draw? (youtube)
Ron Mccallum: How Technology allowed me to Read
Woman Who Saw Rain (youtube)
Echo voice activated search and information.
Be My Eyes
Smartphone App that allows a blind person to use friends and
family to help identify things using video.
benign virus that carries good copies of a malformed gene in the
Visual Cortex Activity in Early and Late Blind People
Human Echolocation (wiki)
Daniel Kish's echolocation in action (youtube)
are the most common eye color in the world with over 55% of the
world's population having brown eyes.
are around 5-8% of the world's population. Hazel eyes are
similar to brown eyes, although they are typically lighter in
color, and have more of a green-yellow tint. Hazel eyes have a
higher concentration of melanin (pigment) around the eye's
border, which can result in a multi-colored appearance that
varies between copper and green depending on the lighting.
are around 8% of the world's population.
are often confused with hazel eye color, yet is entirely
separate and distinct. Green eye color is the rarest color found
around the world, and it is estimated that only around 2% of the
world's population has green colored eyes. Green eye color is
a result of a mild amount of pigmentation in the eye with a
golden tint. When combined with the natural blue scattering of
the eye, the colors mix to give a green appearance. Green eye
color is most common in northern and central Europe, but can
also be found in western Asian cultures on rare occasion.
are also quite rare. Silver eyes are the result of a very low
amount of pigmentation in the eye, which reflects a gray-silver
appearance. Amber eyes show off a yellow-copper tone, which
results from the yellow colored pigment lipochrome.
are very rare worldwide, and are most common in Asia and South
American countries. Amber eye color can range from golden yellow
to a more copper tone.
become a Good Writer / Writers Knowledge
write things that are worth reading, or do things that are worth
and if you do both, you can't go wrong."
The person who does not write things that are insightful
and educational has no advantage over a person who can't write
at all. This is not saying that you should not read and
write for fun, or, this is not saying that knowing how to read
and write has no advantages, because it does, It's just saying
that Balance and Purpose should be of highest priority.
Creative Writing (wiki)
(A fast hand writer can write 250 words in 15 Minutes on average)
Writing Skills Test
Words Per Minute
(wiki) TM (An
types usually in
speeds of 50 to 80
knowledge of conventions writing skills (PDF)
optimum length for an email is 50 to 125 words.
Word Processor (wiki)
Scrivener word processing program
/ Preparing to Write: The
gathering stage of writing,
classifying things into groups, a visual web that represents
associations among ideas.
Writing First Draft
How to Prepare
a First Draft
Revising / Editing
Rule Set of Wikipedia (PDF)
A few good writing tips to
reader's attention with a good
Title, sometimes first
impressions matter. Know your readers. Make a title that
particular question a user might have.
Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)
Topic and be original. Try to focus on a single thought or
issue. Don't forget something
personal and always
a little of yourself. Show the end result at the start of the
article to let users know that they are reading the right
Humor when its
is not necessary.
Theme or a particular
Writing Style that you might want
to explore, but try
to write what you know.
Cover the basics first; leave the optional or advanced
scenarios for the latter part of the article.
How to Write a Short Story
Creative with your words but not too fancy, make it simple and
to the point. The reader shouldn't
have to guess what
mean. If your writing is to advanced it may distract
someone from fully understanding your message. Not to say that
Sophisticated writing is bad, there is a time and place for
everything. You reach a larger audience with easy to understand
writing. Sometimes dividing long sentences into shorter ones can
be more effective. A paragraph should support a single idea.
Try to reframe 90% of
the passive voice. Use a Thesaurus or a
Dictionary to find the right words.
to be unique, informative, direct, simple and
a vigorous, lucid or
Saxon Word to the romantic.
Transitive Verbs that strike their object.
familiar word, and the concrete or
Root Word, to the
Avoid superfluous redundant or
unnecessary empty words.
informative and educational with the latest information
available on your subject.
Try to limit your
personal opinions and try to
clichés. Make it exciting to read. It's not just what you say,
but how you say it. make it clear and easy to follow.
Add links to articles that are connected to the topic to
provide some extra information for the users.
Dramatic Structure Pathos Technical Writing Style
6: Try to
explain what you are seeing to the reader. Give a Point of view
and explain the
setting and any characters involved.
7: Use images
that are eye-catching and relevant. Depiction
Manuscript Info-Graphic Ideogram
Be specific to detail.
Circumlocution (Inflectional Ending) Epilogue
Human Interest Story
Situation vs Complication
But remember..."A picture could never be more worthy then a
thousand words, but it's nice to have both."
work aloud and proof read it. Have someone else
Proof Read your
(Visual Field of
List of Style Guides
9: To become
a better writer you should always Read More.
Reading Knowledge Base
10: Have fun.
Free Writing (wiki) Scrivener
Technical Writing -
Technical Writer -
Professional Writing )
preparing each message: Plan,
1) Draft the message with the readers in mind.
Send clear, concise messages that are
brief, succinct, and organized.
Give the message a concise title and use subheadings where
Use simple words and short, clear, sentences and paragraphs.
Back up opinions with facts.
Avoid “flowery” language, euphemisms, and trite expressions
that's free of jargon.
Summarize main points at the end and let the reader know what he
must do next.
The average writer who's doing
research for a story, will spend at least 3 weeks interviewing
on the average around 100 people, either in person or talking
with them over the telephone. They will request information and
facts from various sources from around the world, like press
releases, technical papers and so on. From that they will create
100's of pages of hand written notes of 20,000 words or more.
Then they will meticulously go through all the acquired
information to retrieve the most important parts. Then they will
spend about a week writing and rewriting the story till it
becomes something to be published.
Words, and words give meaning to context. In order to say
what you mean you have to know a lot of words and all the
definitions that apply to those words. So
valuable, but not as valuable as knowing how to use words to
Elementary-school kids who hand-wrote their work produced more
words and more ideas than those
who typed. College students who typed notes on a laptop
remembered less about a lecture than those who wrote by hand.
People remember lectures better when they’ve taken handwritten
notes, rather than typed ones. But that is a problem with
learning styles and
memory, and not a problem with
technology. A computer laptop is by far a more superior tool
then a pencil and paper. So don't blame the laptop for you bad
memory or your lack of creativity. Technology enhances and
accelerates learning, if it doesn't, then that has something to
do with you and not technology.
"I try not to influence writers on what they should write about,
only that they care about what they are writing.
Try not so much to devise a piece of writing, try to realize a
piece of writing, a piece of writing that has to be written. If
you feel that you will be wasting time writing about something,
then you should not write it. Don't write because you are a good
writer, write because you need to write something good."
"Writing has therapeutic benefits. The process of documenting
your thoughts can free your mind."
Too long; didn't read
(abbreviated tl;dr and tldr) is a shorthand notation added by an
editor indicating a passage appeared to be too long to invest
the time to digest.
Too Long; Didn't Read
That is why a computer based article is better then a printed
article. Because you can shorten an article by using links. If
the person needs more information then all they have to do is
follow the link. So articles can be shorter and more manageable
without sacrificing other relevant knowledge and information.
Short is not always sweet. But some writers love empty words and
writing vague commentary without considering the readers need
for quickly understanding the message. And an overlong
composition may seem long, but it may not be, because not
everyone can accurately calculate whether extra words were
actually necessary. I don't mind investing the time needed
reading a good article, but please, don't waste my time with
your dribble or overlong prose and over-verbose writing. Just
the facts, and please have a point, a point worth mentioning. To
be clear enough sometimes depends on the reader and not just the
writer. But digital technology solves this problem. That is why
printed material is now inadequate in most cases. Technology
accelerates learning if we use correctly. It's like reading a
book, you don't have to read the whole book in one sitting, you
can read some now and then read some later. To say something was
to long to read, is to say that I will never have the time
or the motivation to read more of what I have already read. And
the reasoning behind that decision not read more has other
contributing factors, like the experience with previous
knowledge and information, which may have nothing to do with the
style or the length of someone's writing. So even when you think
you covered all the different angles and possible scenarios,
there is always going to be one more thing that you never
thought of. Learning is awesome!
Life Quotes Education Quotes
Sports Quotes Adventure Writing
Pencils are better the
because pencils are made of things found naturally in our
environment, and they are also renewable and they breakdown in
landfills. Most pencils are made from
Cedar Trees and
Graphite, which is made out of carbon. But you can buy pens
that are more eco-friendly.
Pens and Pencils
|Instead of just having the computer
fix the misspelled word, first try to correct the
misspelled word yourself, eventually this will help you
will become a better speller.
"The two most important things about writing and
reading are comprehension and relevance. Just being a
good speller does not confirm good reading comprehension
or does it confirm that you are reading and writing
things that are important or relevant.
Make sure that kids understand what they are reading and
writing, and make sure that they are reading and writing
things that are important and relevant to them, things
that will increase their understanding of themselves and
the world around them."
Potty Mouths /
Foul-Mouthed / Four-Letter Words /
Cursing / Vulgarity / Naughty Words
/ Colorful Language
Vulgar Language / Dirty Words / F-bomb
Pardon my French /
Humor as a
can be liberating, but words can also be debilitating."
Insults, curses, harsh language
Profanity is used in some cases
to express emotion and feelings
about something that people are
passionate about. But swearwords
must be followed by words of deeper
meaning and expression so that it
helps explain your passion in better
detail, other wise swearwords are
just empty words of a incomplete
sentence. You end up mostly
Emotion and not enough
Meaning. So learn to Elaborate. Derogatory
Ethnic Slurs and
Fighting Words are never
effective ways to communicate. It's
like trying to put out a fire with
gasoline, it's just illogical. Don't
make things worse or miss out on a
chance to make things better. Think
before you speak. If you don't have
the right words then sometimes it's
best to wait till you do find the
How to Stop Swearing
mouth gathers no foot"
tongue is a beast that few can
master. It strains constantly to
break out of its cage, and if it is
not tamed, it will run wild and
cause you grief.”
Effects of Swearing, Speak Loudly
language, demeaning words,
Condescending words or just
plain mean talk, is just stupid. if
you can't communicate what you are
trying to say, then wait till you
learn. There are always better words
to use. But why does our
relationship with a particular
person effect our emotions, and why
am I allowing my
Emotions to chose
my vocabulary? I don't get this. I
always fall into that same stupid
trap, a trap I created. I have to
discover a way to let my brain do
the talking without my emotions
choosing my words. I love my
emotions, but I also like to
communicate effectively, and not
just to other people, but to myself
as well. Our language has incredible
power, it's time we use it the right
way. But don't get me wrong, we need
our emotions, communicating
emotionally is sometimes effective
in certain situations, but it must
be proven that the emotions were
necessary at that time.
Mince: Make less
severe or harsh. To be
straightforward, plain-spoken, or
A forceful and bitter verbal attack
against someone or something.
Expletive: Profane or
obscene expression usually of
surprise or anger. Serving to fill
up, merely for effect, otherwise
Euphemism: An inoffensive
or indirect expression that is
substituted for one that is
considered offensive or too harsh.
Omit Needless Words and Empty
Pleonasm is using extra words
that are not needed in sentences.
Using more words than necessary
"The danger with insults is that it
could ruin your chances of having a
so it can work against you."
"Yes I do get
frustrated and angry at the
injustices in this world, so I do
say hurtful and mean things, but
that is not all I say. Besides that,
almost every improvement in this
world began with someone standing up
and getting angry, so the freedoms
that you enjoy are the result of
people getting angry. Changes did
not come from silent people who were
to afraid to or to ignorant to speak
their mind, they came from people
just like me. So if I happen to use
some of the bad words used by my
culture, then so be it."
"I never said I
was a good writer, but I am a good
fighter. But I'm not looking for the
knockout punch, I'm just looking to
stay in the ring long enough to get
some punches in and wear down those
f*cking criminals, and eventually
win by unanimous decision."
"If there is a
better way to call you an a**hole,
please let me know, I'm all ears."
I take my expressions of anger and
frustration and put them into words,
words that express anger and
frustration, that's it, don't go any
farther then that. When I write
words that express my feelings of
anger and frustration, they are just
words. To explain my anger and
frustration I must write more about
what I'm trying to communicate,
which I do. So please don't get hung
up on words that you feel offended
by, just keep reading. If you stop
to judge something before you finish
hearing all the
testimony, then you will never
be able to understand the message
accurately enough. If a spoon is
dirty, you wipe the dirt off the
spoon, you don't throw the spoon
away. You keep the spoon. The spoon
is still good, just wipe the dirt
off. I don't mind if you ignore the
dirt or hate the dirt, as long as
you understand the message. Focus on
the on the words that reveal
important information, and don't let
the words that express emotion
distract you from understanding the
I use certain harsh language,
this does not mean that I approve of
the words that I have chosen. I use
words that are used by my culture,
words used by millions of people in
my generation, that is where I have
learned them. I know how inadequate and rude profanity is, and
that these are not all the words in
my vocabulary. But when describing
emotion, you use words that you are
familiar with. I'm not saying that I
agree with those words. But we must
avoid quickly judging certain words.
We should only listen to the
message, and not be distracted by
certain words used in the message.
This is what
is all about, which is to accurately
understand the true meaning of a
particular message. Interpret
without judgment, translate the
message cleanly before adding your
own opinion to it. Then after you
have successfully done that, then
you can talk about your personal
experience that you had with that
particular message. And now we can
have a real conversation.
I get angry
when I learn the truth about
injustices and ignorant criminal
behavior, just like a lot of people
do. But I don't recommend for anyone
Anger, there are much more
effective ways to communicate, and
they are also a lot healthier.
When I finally stopped being hurt
or distracted by peoples harsh words,
I was finally free. At that moment I
experience a freedom that was so
liberating, it was like I have just
begun to live for the very first
time. It was spiritual, it was
enlightening, and it was
exhilarating all at once. Till this
day I am still thankful for that
moment of understanding, it has been
Just because someone doesn't fully
understand you, this does not mean
that they will never understand you.
Don't blame people for not
understanding you, learn from them.
There are always different ways of
explaining something, and the more
ways you know how to explain things,
the more successful you will be at
being understood correctly.
conversation, sharing your thoughts
because you cannot always say what
you're thinking, especially when
talking to people face to face. So
documenting your personal thoughts
is a unique way of writing. Helps
you capture some of your ignorance,
as well as, it helps you capture
some of the words of an earlier
time, and not necessarily the person
you are today. say what your
thinking even if it's wrong or
insensitive, you can that they are
only words, not totally all my
words, mostly the words of my
culture, a culture that is evolving.
I don't want to make people feel
bad, just aware of the something
that is bad and not good. The
cause's and effect's of our personal
life and our business life, which is
our responsibility towards each
other, and our responsibility to our
local surroundings and our global
You're going to own those
first, you cannot own words, you can
only use words, Language is a shared
resource, a tool that everyone
should have access too.
I like to use words that are a
symbolic example of a particular
dialect used by a particular culture
during a particular time in history.
But still, most words are only
personal and not totally
representative of the entire
culture. They usually represent a
lower percentage of a particular
culture. It doesn't express the
current mind set. If you wanted to
know what a civilization was
thinking as a whole, you would see
something different, varying degrees
of knowledge and awareness cause
different opinions about reality.
"If an inadequate education is the
source of all our problems, then
that means that an effective
education is also the cure for all
"My swear words or curses are
just emotional expressions of my
disappointment. My intentions are
not to offend anyone or to hurt
anyone. My swear words are solely
meant to bring attention to a
serious problem, a problem that you
may or may not be involved in. So
the swear words are mostly directed
at a problem and not so much at a
particular person. Do I need to use
Interjection is a word used to
express a particular emotion or
sentiment on the part of the
Superlative is a form of an
adverb or adjective that is used to
signify the greatest degree of a
Swearwords can be used to bring
attention to something that is
important, or perceived to be
important, like an
So f*ck could mean "please look and
listen, this is important!" or
perceived to be important, after
all, a swearword does not replace
the words "evidence, research or
experience", you still have to
define those words and explain what
you mean. I want to bring attention
to something, but I don't want to
distract someone by using words they
biased against. So use profanity
wisely and respectfully. Go f*ck
yourself and have a nice day a**hole
is contradictory, and
Go f*ck yourself means, Do to
yourself what you do to others and
see if you like it. Do unto others
as you would have them do unto you,
don't do to others that you would
not like done to you.
Have a Nice day As*hole means, I
wish you well, but I would
appreciate it if you would stop
being ignorant, selfish and immoral.
Instead be intelligent, be
compassionate, be human.
That's Just F**kingly Great: If
"F**king" Is an Adjective, What Is
the Adverb? What and how does
"I can be
such a jerk sometimes. It's not that
I'm being insensitive on purpose,
it's that I'm not always aware of
how my words and actions are being
perceived. I apologize when I'm
aware of my
so please let me know when I'm not
aware of my insensitivity, so that I
may offer you my
Apologies and also improve my
Demeanor and negative
Swearing as a Response to Pain
Swearing as a Response to
Pain—Effect of Daily Swearing
Publicly and Publicly Writing your
Personal Thoughts can be Dangerous.
But I grew up doing dangerous
things. So I learned that danger is
not the only reason why you do
something or not do something. There
are many reasons not to do something
that are beyond the fact that
something is dangerous. That is why
we have risk assessments. We can
also base our success rate on
previous experiences. Because things
are not as dangerous when you have
experience it before, and understand
your abilities and limits. But that
is not all, publicly sharing your
personal thoughts is dangerous
because of the chance of being
misunderstood by others. But on the
other hand, there is also a risk of
not sharing your personal thoughts.
Dammed if you do, and dammed if you
Risk assessment is very
difficult when it comes to
determining peoples reactions. Try
to share more then just your
personal thoughts, and understand,
that it's risky if you do and risky
if you don't. Speaking your mind has
risks. Know when to speak, know what
to speak, know how to speak, and
know why you speak.
speak publicly, or write publicly,
there will always be some
criticism, but criticism is not
always bad, sometimes criticism
makes you more aware of how people
are understanding you, so criticism
could actually benefit you and make
you a better communicator."
calling or angry tones are a waste
of energy and time. When you learn
to talk and communicate more
Calmly you will learn very
quickly that you will have much
better results with people and
situations when you refrain from
anger and name calling. And you will
also learn that there is very little
need for drama and name calling when
want to keep that shit in your head,
writing it down releases it and
makes it easier to
delete it from your mind.
If someone who had
Tourette Syndrome never heard obscene words or socially
inappropriate and derogatory remarks, what would they say? What
if they heard nothing but kind words, wouldn't they be screaming
out nice things? You're Beautiful!!
People who curse a lot have better vocabularies than those who
don't, study finds, I guess you have to ask, if your
vocabulary is so large, why can't you find better words to
learned over time that you have to
have a very high tolerance for
a**holes and ignorant people.
Because if you don't you will end up
acting like an ignorant a**hole
yourself. So I'm going to create a
course that will give people the
necessary skills and techniques that
will give a person the tolerance and
the appropriate responses to other
peoples moronic behavior. I'm going
to call the course "High Tolerance
for Assholes 101". Believe it or not
I have over 10,000 people signed up
for the course already, mostly from
people who are planning to work in
government, banks, corporations and
in the media." (So the
lesson here is to rewrite this
paragraph so that there is no vulgar
language and no
sterotyping, and then name the
10 things that you would teach in
The Negative Attributes and
Behaviors that are Associated with
Name Calling and Anger....
This is why the word 'Asshole' is so effective,
because it pretty much replaces all the words above.
But it's not a
I wish I had a nickel for
every time I said "WTF is going on here?" Do
make it cool to swear again?
To call someone stupid, is stupid. Whether you are
calling someone a moron, an idiot, an
ignoramus, or any other harsh insulting words,
but never the "R" word, because you clearly insult
everyone, including yourself. The important thing is
that people should not be insulted when called
stupid, or any other harsh word, even if you're
calling yourself stupid. It is merely a question of,
"why is this thinking flawed and incorrect?" Was it
a simple mistake that you made? Or an indicator that
the process used in your decision making needs to be
improved so that you can achieve higher quality
results from your decisions? And that is only one
way to correctly handle insults. Don't be distracted
by the harshness of a word or words, just simply
answer the question "why is this thinking flawed and
incorrect?" Or simply ask "what is stupid?" or just
answer with one word, "why". And the more questions
that you answer that improve your thinking, the more
intelligent you will become. You will still make
mistakes, but now you will solve them a lot faster,
and you will also make fewer mistakes.
There's nothing wrong with
calling yourself stupid as long as you don't
take it personally.
The Bottom Line
I don't want to encourage
Cynicism, I just want people to be aware and to
understand that things need to be taken seriously. I
Don't want People to Hate People for their
Ignorance, I just want people to do what they
can to stop injustices and corruption, without
making things worse, and without lowering yourself
to that level of
insanity and total
disregard for life.
"I look at some of my writing to be
like A Warning Label for
Life, there's a lot of dangers in life, but
there's also a lot of joy. Avoiding the dangers
takes a lot of work, and this responsibility should
never be taken lightly. Learn to maximize your fun."
Writing Quotes and Sayings
I have never lived so
passionately as when I am writing passionately about living. (Michael J. Budnicki)
write things that are worth reading or do things that are worth
writing about, and if you do both you can't go wrong"
The World is a book, and those
who do not travel read only a page. (Saint Augustine)
A writer writes not because he is
educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. (Leo
The art of communicating thoughts
to the mind, through the eye is the great invention of the
"Try not to think about things that you're not willing to
write about. This is not to say that you should write about
everything that comes to mind, because something's cannot, and
should not, be shared in writing. Mostly because something's
cannot be fully understood enough. So if you feel the need to
write something down, that might be considered crazy or hard to
understand, do it privately so that it will give you some time
to understand and process these particular thoughts that you
"You never quite know what exact
arrangement of words that people will understand, the intended
meaning is not always a guarantee" (Howard Polley)
Writing about your personal
experiences is liberating. It also gives you a chance to better
understand yourself by being able to
reexamine what you have
written later on. Writing about a moment in time that you have
experienced, through your own perspective, is saving a memory.
It's also creating a hard copy of a memory that will act like a
back up in case your personal
memory fades or leaves out
important details, for what ever reason. If you like what you
have written, then you should share it, like sharing a memory.
We all hope that we will be able to take our memories with us
die, but just incase, we should write some of our memories
down because they might be beneficial to others, pretty much the
same way that
you benefited from the memories of other people in
your life, people who were thoughtful enough to share what they
have learned with you.
"One of my problems with hand
writing is that I'm not thinking about what I'm writing because
my brain is thinking faster then I can write it down. So I find
myself scribbling a lot, but it's not that bad as long as I can
deceiver it later and rewrite it."
I'm sometimes more focused on what I'm trying to say then I
am about the spelling of words. That is why writers have
readers and editors. This way writers can focus more on what
they're trying to say and not have to focus on irrelevant
things, like the spelling of words. I would rather
when writing about things that are important then write about
things that are irrelevant but spelled perfectly, who cares.
Besides, if you know that a word is misspelled you must know
what the word is? So nothing is lost.
So the problem is not my spelling, the problem is that you're
too easily distracted by things that don't matter, which is no
Sometimes I can't stop to think about the spelling of a word
because that would cause me to change focus. And when thoughts
are flying by at lighting speed, if you look away just for a
second you sometimes miss key information pertaining to that
thought, like how the thought was generated? What was going to
be learned from that thought? Do more questions need to be
answered about that thought? And some thoughts immediately
create associations, so analyzing begins
immediately, which also needs to be documented.
Can I get a Spell Check?
"Aoccdrnig to a
rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is
taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset
can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
Missing Letter Effect
much more important to communicate effectively then it is to
always spell words correctly. Spelling is an irrelevant detail.
Am I becoming a better speller, yes. But it is still not a high
priority, as you can still see."
I love writing, even
though I might not agree with everything that I write later on.
That's why I love the digital world. I don't waste paper and I
didn't print any books. I can just delete it or
Correcting is all about survival. The more I learn, the more my
understanding increases in size, so I have to update what I have
written. Some of what you see on this website is just the
first draft, and
others have gone through a few revisions. How an idea comes to
mind and the path it took is important. There are other paths
that led to the same idea. I got here because I was thinking of
this, but I also got here because I was thinking of that. Two
different paths leading to the same place.
"I don't own the words or did I
create the words, I just assemble the words. Sometimes
uniquely, other times just a little differently."
most important thing is to write down the words before you
forget them. And it's always a good idea to have
a place to put
things, a place that will make it easy for you to find and
remember the things that are important. So having some kind of a
File System has always been a very useful tool and
skill to have.
Some of the things that I have I
learned about writing is that the more you write the more you
learn. And one of the things that you learn when you write is
that you learn to write better. And when you learn to write
better you learn even more. So it’s safe to say,
if you never
stop writing about what you have learned, about yourself and the
world, you will never stop learning.
Even though I’m a terrible
writer, I myself look at writing as an incredible gift. At times
writing can be so exhilarating to me that it’s better then any
drug that I have ever done. But there were so many times in my
life that I wished I had the words for those particular moments,
but of course I didn’t.
It was always much later and too late. But as I found the words,
I realized that all is not lost. I can still say those words and
share them by writing them down. For I am certain that those
moments in my life will surely repeat themselves in other
peoples lives, if not my own. So just maybe, someone would be
lucky enough to remember what I have written, and not have to
walk away from a very important moment, saying, “I wished that I
had the right words to say”. To me that is the greatest gift a
writer could ever give. (Howard Polley)
"How do I know what I mean until
I see what I say?"
"There's a big difference between
what you want to say and what you eventually do say.
Remember what you were thinking and share it."
"Writing is like a form of
meditation, you need to slow your thinking down and focus."
"I don't write to impress people,
I don't write to insult people, I don't write to manipulate
people, I write to communicate with people."
document of my thoughts. Just like millions of people have
done before me. I am an accumulation of thoughts that have been
passed down for thousands of years. And it seems that we are
just beginning to think, because we have never had so much
knowledge and information before, it's almost God like."
"It's very easy to look stupid
while you are actually planning something incredible. There's
genius under the chaos. But I wouldn't say that I'm doing it my
way, I'm just doing it the way it happens, which seems to be
When it’s all said and done, will
you have said more than you’ve done?
Digital Text Books / Electronic Books /
eBooks / Online Books /
As of 2015 Google has
Scanned over 25
million books. That's about
12% of the
130 million books
ever published from 1500
2 trillion words in total.
(Most books not available
Greed, Abuse and Trolls)
Library of Congress has
around 37 Million Books.
Barnes and Noble NOOK Ebook
Sony Digital Reader Touch
Edition - Black (PRS600BC)
American Students spend $8
billion to $15 billion per
year on textbooks.
Some textbooks are just new
editions that have only had
a few changes. Using
a textbook or buying a book
is like living in the past.
You need something that is
current, something that is
updatable, something that is
debatable, something like
Internet is the only
textbook that you'll ever need."
The Most Required Books to
Read Assigned by Colleges
and Ivey League Schools
These are not the best books
to read in the world, or are
they the most intelligent
books to read in the world,
they are simply required
learning material of an
education system. Sad.