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Learning to Read, Write and Communicate is extremely important. 
There is only so much that you can learn from just watching the world.
If you can't read at a decent level of comprehension you will not have access to most of the worlds accumulated knowledge and information that is mostly in the Text Format. Even though we have good amount of information and knowledge on video and a lot of images and sound, that still does not compare to the amount of knowledge and information that is in writing. Words are the Machine Language of the brain. The more quality words that you have in your vocabulary, and the more words that you can comprehend, the more Potential
you will have and the more you will Understand. Accurately measuring your comprehension level and the size of your Vocabulary is extremely important. So knowing what words to have in your Vocabulary is a must.  Translations
writing on chalkboard
 

Writing:
Letters or Symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or Words of
a language. Communicate or express by writing. The activity of putting something in written form. 
The work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet, especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect.
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Reading:
The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message. Bibliophilia
Interpret something that is written or printed. Make sense of a language.
A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.
“Learn to Read then Read to Learn”  
Comprehension   Books   Sight
Reading (wiki)    
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Literacy:
The ability to read and write.  
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Vocabulary:
A language user's knowledge of words. When to use them, How to use them, Why to use them.
You don't need to know every word in the dictionary or lexicon, just the most effective ones.
Vocabulary
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Dictionary:
A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information and definitions.
With so many words, it makes sense to know Which words are the most important,
How many words do you need to know? How do you measure how many words you know?
20,000 effective words in your vocabulary would be the minimum.  Dictionaries    Meaning
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Language:
A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols.
The cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication.
A system of words used to name things in a particular discipline.  Learning a New Language
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Linguistics:
The scientific and humanistic study of language and literature.  Translations
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Speech:
The mental faculty or power of vocal communication. The exchange of spoken words.
Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.
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Communication:
The activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information.  Hearing
Transmit thoughts or feelings. Be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas.
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Language is the Single Greatest Human Invention of all time

The tool of Language gave us the ability to transfer information and knowledge to ourselves and to others. It was the first form of wireless communication. But it took thousands of years for humans to master language and to improve language in order to make communication more effectively and more efficiently. And now with the invention of computers and the internet, and the digitizing of language, more people are using language to transfer information and knowledge then any other time in human history.  But even though we use language to communicate and transfer information and knowledge every single day, 98% of people don't understand what knowledge and information is. And this lack of understanding is the single greatest source for most of our problems. If people fully understood what they were transmitting to themselves and to others, they would be a lot more careful, and more aware of what they think, and also be careful about what they say. People would then have more control, more power, more intelligence, more freedom, more potential, and more possibilities. Our full understanding of knowledge and information is the next big human transformation.    Learn More

"Without a language to describe our experience, we can't communicate what we know. You can learn from your senses and experiences, but only so much, 80% of knowledge and intelligence is delivered using language." 

Reading, writing, communicating and languages are very important Skills to have. If you do not become Proficient in these skills you will find it very difficult to Communicate with other people, as well as, find it very difficult to communicate with yourself. For one of the most important things you will learn about language is that it is also used to communicate inward as well as outward.
So learning to read, write and communicate at a high level of proficiency is extremely important. These Skills open the doors of opportunity in all directions, doors that will normally not be visible unless you are a very good reader, writer and communicator. 
Mastering

If you didn't have the words to describe something, then how would you understand it?


The Letter ' L ' in Sign Language


The Letter ' E ' in Sign Language


The Letter ' A ' in Sign Language


The Letter ' R ' in Sign Language


The Letter ' N ' in Sign Language

Simultaneous Subject Teaching:

Inter-Disciplinarity      Interactional Expertise      Multi-Disciplinary      Multi-Agent System     Language of Thought Hypothesis

Knowing the Connections between things, and knowing how things are Related, is extremely important. These Associations are the framework of Understanding, and also an important key to Remembering. Having Organized Knowledge is more effective and more efficient then having Fragmented knowledge. You must also show real life examples on how to use knowledge in practice, and not just present knowledge in theory on a piece of paper.  Electives     Reading and Learning at the Same time

When you learn to read and write you should learn 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 should have elements of other subjects and lessons. Simultaneous subject teaching in Logically Ordered Steps. At the same time you are Learning Math you should also be learning Problem Solving and Information Literacy Understanding Associations

Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project).
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 complex situations.

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   Sequence Learning 

Language and Thought     Transition Words (PDF) transition into intelligence

And as you are learning language, reading and writing, you should have the lesson words coincide with the first steps of Core Knowledge that every human needs. Consisting of  words in the lessons that teaches the student about the human condition and the abilities of the human brain. These are the ways I learn. These are the things that influence behavior. These are the joys of life. These are the 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 so on. Comprehending what Comprehension means. Combining Subjects and Multitasking can save time, and also help keep things interesting. Don't force kids to memorize things that are irrelevant and unimportant, especially at the wrong time in their lives.    Subjects that Share Common Knowledge

Neurolinguistics      Journal of Neurolinguistics     Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Synchronicity
     Application Bundle     Redundancy     Constructs    Paired Associate Learning 

When you 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 words. 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 Parable, Metaphor, Analogy or AllegoryFrame Story   Meanings    Learning Methods    Teaching through Demonstration    Transmedia Storytelling

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    Architecture

   

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  


Alphabet    Letter     English Alphabet    Latin Alphabet    Greek Alphabet    Ugaritic Alphabet    Phoenician Alphabet   Phoenicia
Phonics     International Phonetic Alphabet    NATO Phonetic Alphabet    Phonetic Transcription   
IPA for English    IPA Conventions for English    Notes      Numbers are the Root of Language
Hieroglyph    Symbol   Pictogram    Logogram  Chinese Character   Signs    Lable    Ideogram   Syllabary    Palaeography
Structural Anthropology    Text Analysis Software   Typography      
Audio Books    Language

Word   Root Word   Definitions   Semitic Root    Function Word    Morpheme    Function Word   Word Games   The Word
Inflection   
Speech    Fluency     Vocabulary   

Noun   Pronoun   Verb   Irregular Verb   Auxiliary Verb   Gerund   Non-Finite Verb   Adverb  
Adjective   Superlative   Affix   Suffix   Prefix     Part of Speech
Subject   Predicate   Object       Infinitive    
Passive Voice  English Auxiliaries and Contractions   Regularization

Participle   Conjugation    Declension   Ablative   Gerund     Aorist      Spelling     E-Books  /  Digitized Books
Syllable   Consonant    Vowel
     Alliteration    Contraction   Writing Tips    Alpha Numeric Combinations  

Alphabet Board


Write the Letter AWrite the letter A       Write the Letter Z


 
Left Handed Writing  Gif
writing left handed 

Phree - Make the world your paper mobile input device




Grammar     Universal Grammar           Transformational Grammar     Grammar ccc    Contraction
Legibility      Construction Grammar      Grammatical Construction     Grammatical Gender      
Vocabulary
Grammar Check    Grammarist   Good Grammar Tips    Grammarly    Endocentric and Exocentric
 
 

Writing     Writing System      List of Languages by Writing System    Writing Tips            Composition Book

Sentence   Conditional Sentence   Complex Sentence     Syntax   Prose   Punctuation     Communication


Narrative Modes

Character    Narrator   Narrative   Narrative Mode   Subjunctive Mood    Rhetorical Modes   Tone   Literary Technique  Passive Voice
First-Person Narrative   Grammatical Person    Second-Person Narrative   Third-Person    Past Tense   Active Voice    Composition 
Present Perfect  Imperfect    Fiction   HF   Non-Fiction   
Science Fiction    Interactive Fiction    Transcription   Script
Logical Form   Logical Consequence Entailment     Sociolinguistics    Imperative Logic    Imperative Mood   Proposition
Literary Realism    Protagonist    Short-and Long-Term Effects of a Novel on Connectivity in the Brain    Writing Tips

 

Meanings  /  Variations

Understanding
   
Meanings   Context    Subtext    Contextual Analysis    Articulate   Strategic Reading    Media Words
Translations  Language interpreting   Literal Translation     Definitions   Meaning   Semantics  Semantic Change   Pragmatics   
Ambiguity   Disambiguation   
Terminology   Operational Definition    Linguistics    Dictionaries     Information Literacy   Formalism
Not to confuse Metaphoric Symbols with Facts     Binding Problem   Counterfactual Conditional  Speech   Philosophy  Malapropism

Intentionalism     Morphology (linguistics)     Portmanteau     Agreement    Conjunction     Etymology   Antecedent   Awareness
Explication making clear the meaning of things, so as to make the implicit explicit. Comprehend
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

Symbolism:   Symbol (wiki)   Art    Egyptian Hieroglyphs
A system of symbols and symbolic representations, represents something else that is invisible. Express indirectly by an image.


Articulate: Expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language. Put into words or an expression.
Express or state clearly.   Speaking Tips   Writing Tips
Annotate:
Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases. Add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments.
Interlinear: Written between lines of text.  Update      Contextual Clues (PDF)

Comparison: The act of examining resemblances, similarities, differences and significance. Seeing Similarities in Dissimilar Things
Comparison   Comparative    Multiple Comparisons     File Comparison   Social Comparison Theory   Associations


Moral of a Story   Plot   Metaphor   Analogy    Allegory    Parable   Euphemism    Dichotomy   Parallelism   Reference
Fairy Tales    Art    Glyph    Propaganda   Errors    Auto-Antonym

Homonym   Double Entendre   Synonyms    Antonyms    Figure of Speech    Cliché    Ersatz   Simile   Connotation   Colloquialism
Acronyms   Acronym Finder     Anagram    Abbreviations  Abbreviation Finder    Nickname    Pseudonym    Predicate
Innuendo    Word Play    Riddle    Humor   Sarcasm   Irony   Semiotics     Back and forth Method   Isomorphism    Misnomer
Profanity   Slang    Accents    Dialects    Registers   Styles    Phonology   Deconstruction     Key Word in Context    Religion
Eggcorn   Malapropism   Colloquialism   Juncture     Recursion     Recursion cs     Sensemaking    Understanding    
Pun   Pun Off World Championship   Idioms    Rebus    Word Nerds     Sayings, Mottos, Proverbs   Loaded Language
Figuratively or Literally Speaking?    Does defining something limit that something?   Mind Maps

Morse Code
Steganography   Cryptography   Encryption    Code Talker   Code-talker Paradox   Code Word    Code Word   Decoding   Decoder
Known-Plaintext Attack     Patterns    Cant     Password   Cryptolect     Data    Code word (figure of speech)   Duress Code
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. Chemistry   Writing Code
Code n 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

Media Keywords    Identity     Poetry    Creativity    
Story Telling    Translations    Comprehension    Intelligence    Book Types

"Hey, thanks for defining the word "many" for me. It means a lot."


Finding the Right Words using Thesaurus and other Tools


Interpretation:
A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something. An explanation of something that is not immediately obvious.

Passage:
A section of text; particularly a section of medium length. The act of passing from one state or place to the next.  Sayings

Explanation:
A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant. Structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Thought that makes something comprehensible.

Understood:
Fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation. Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
Make sense of a language.  Understanding     Learning Methods

Does Language and Vision work together to help you interpret what you're seeing?



Labels

You have to be extremely careful how you use Labels.   Labeling    Labeling Theory    Stereo Types
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 See the Whole Picture.   Butterfly Effect     
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 are always 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 3 dimensional world and that we are always discovering more and more about the world, a world that goes way beyond what we see or feel.    Space    Environment   Chemistry    Food Labels    E-Books

We should identify individuals by their Name, 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 person.
If a group of individuals commits a crime, then those individuals must be apprehended and questioned. This is not about revenge or 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.  Guantanamo
Labels like terrorist, extremist, fundamentalist, or any religious name, are confusing and distracting. A physical description of a person is the most effective means in finding a criminal. And if they have a name that would also help. Family Name
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 their 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.   Individual (wiki)
Racism, 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 illogical behaviors.


Tag: A label attached to someone or something for the purpose of identification or to give other information. Metadata   DNA


Labels do not describe all the Layers, labels only give you a starting point from which to inquire more information. Comprehension






Vocabulary:

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 in their Vocabulary, which varies depending on their level of education, their spoken language and environment.  Dictionaries    Words (wiki)    Meanings

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 effectively. When starting to learn how to read and write, you should learn words that are relevant to your everyday life.  (Scots have 421 words for snow)

Most 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?
My Vocabulary Size       Measure Vocabulary Size

Rhymes with Reason is an interactive educational tool that facilitates vocabulary acquisition through hip-hop lyrics
Hip Hop Education

Comprehension     Word Knowledge    Word Matrix    Language     The Word

Most Common Words in English    200 Words      500 Words     Vocabulary Lessons     Vocabulary Software
The words in this Website will make up the rest of your 20,000 word vocabulary.

Measure your students’ Vocabulary Size    Test Your Vocab    How many English words do you know?






Word Games
 

Use words that matter that are known to be valuable and are know to increase your understanding and awareness.
Inspirational Words, Media Words, Mental Health Words, Physical Health Words and so on.    Gamification (wiki) 

Create a Word Cloud       Cut Letters in Half      Educational Games

Everyone should learn a new word everyday. The ‘Word of the Day’ will be used in 3 sentences.  Word Counting
And each 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.  The Word

Word Games
Word Games

Games with Words
Word Think
Word Smith

Word Masters Challenge
Word Association
Watch Out 4 Snakes
Words Play
Word of the Day
Word of the Day

Super Kids
Word Nik

WWW
Etymology (wiki)
Algorithm

Brain Games
Word Twist
Crossword Grid
Crosswords
Crossword Puzzles

Anagram (wiki)
Words Domination
Word Recall Game
Boggle
Boggle Bash
Learning Games    Memory Games
Twenty Questions (PDF)

   

 

 

 



"I love words, words can be so wonderful, I couldn't imagine a world without words."




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Reading  /  Literacy

Pro Literacy     Family Literacy    Literacy Programs     Literacy Collaborative      Literacy Center     Literacy and Technology

LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System      Vocabulary Tools (mouse over items and hear recorded pronunciation)

The Person who does not Read the Right Books has no advantage over a person who can't read at all
 Read to Learn

Three of the most important things in your life
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 to Learn"

"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.  Math Too
Why learn to read and write if you never read anything of value or write anything of Value?
And what happens if you never learn what is Valuable?     Challenge Literature    Keywords

There's a huge difference between someone who is Literate 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 labeled as Literate does not mean they have Intelligence.
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 matterThen you have to Comprehend
Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

What Reading Comprehension level should you have in order to induce Independent Learning?    Phonemic Awareness

How do you Accurately Measure, Assess and Test
someone's Reading and Writing Ability?

Knowing how to Read is very important for Learning. You can learn many things from reading. You can learn Knowledge from other people, you can learn to Communicate, and you can acquire important Information and facts about yourself and the world around you. Reading is the path to intelligence.

40% OF WORLD'S CHILDREN CAN'T READ: 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.  More..                                  Audio Books        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 vocabulary will 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 Fluency?

Learn To Read

Learn to Read and Learn the Alphabet Online     Click n Kids     Your Child Learns     Learn to Read Software Review

Reading Software (amazon)     Head Sprout      Teaching Children to Read        Reading Difficulties   Learning Difficulties        

Global Learning Xprize    Learning Xprize     Leveled Instruction     Five Practices Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play 

ABC Mouse Years 2-6, 450 Lessons, 3,000 Learning Activities, Virtual Field Trips and Games.    Gamification (wiki)

Text-to-Self Connection: A connection between the text and something in your own life experience.
Text-to-World Connection: A connection between the text and something that is occurring or has occurred in the world.

Reading Lesson     Reading Rockets       National Reading Panel      Teach a Child Reading    Teach Your Child to Read

Your Baby Can Read       Succeed to Read       Reading Partners     Everybody Wins NY     Book Ends    Good Reads

Read Write Think     Reading is Fundamental     First Book     International Reading Assoc.     Reading Online      Star Fall

Stages of Learning      Book Reading Light (amazon)       Story Bird      Online Tutoring Help     Teacher Mate   

ABC of Reading (wiki)     English Course Videos (youtube)  English Tips    English Grammar Lessons    English Language Lessons

Word Knowledge    Word Games    Letters  /   Symbols  /  Grammar  /  Sentences      Meanings    Vocabulary     Spelling

Child Development Books    Online Books  /  E-Books     Library's      Teaching Resources      Online Education    Writing Tips

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 read faster.

Touch 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.


Book Types

Book    E-book     Story    Novel     Play    Screenplay      Script    Manuscript       Diary    Journal    Biography    Epigram    
Human Interest Story      Essay     Literary     Visual Literacy     Flip Book     Spatial Intelligence     Exposition    Summary

Autobiography    Michel de Montaigne      Literary Genre     Literacy     Literature     Writing       Writing Styles     Meaning

What I Read Most:
News Articles    Reports   Documents   Wikipedia Pages   Research Papers   Journals    Websites    Blogs   PDF's   Books

What I Watch Most:
Lectures   Ted Videos    Documentaries   Youtube Videos    Movies    Daily Show   Sports

Radio, TV, News Papers and Magazines are mostly just Propaganda and Ignorance




Reading Comprehension: 

"If you don't fully understand the things that you're reading, then knowing how to read doesn't matter."  Read the things that Matter

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.  

Comprehension (wiki)   PDF     Critical Reading (PDF)    Critical Literacy (PDF)   Intertextuality (PDF)    Web Literacy (PDF)

Information Literacy    Media Literacy     Deep Reading    Meaning    Deep Learning     Labels    Listening   Awareness

Learning Words from Contextual Clues (PDF)     Understanding     Memory    Learning Methods    Processing    Scientific Literacy

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.  Book Report


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 and knowledge.

Comprehend:
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.  

Meaning:
The message that is intended or expressed or signified. Rich in significance or implication. Have in mind as a purpose. Meaning

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. Testing
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 (400–700 wpm)    Speed Reading   Books
The 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."  
Ignorance

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 useless.
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     Chunking

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 comprehension.


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.
Infrequent regressions.
Eye Movements:
Move the eyes consistently forward, regularly, and rhythmically-- pick up groups of words rather than isolated words.
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 fixation.
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 eyes.
Vocalization:
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:
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 plain card.
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.  High Lighting
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 numbers. Use double underlining. Use stars.
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?

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Practice Reading
Reading Comprehension
Reading Assessment (Ehow)
Wrights Law
Reading Key
Reading Soft
RHL School

Oral Reading Fluency

Reading Test
Practice Reading Tests

Writing Skills

New Readability

Reading Standards (PDF)
Core Standards    PDF's

Northwest Evaluation Association

Jim Wright (PDF)

Word Knowledge
Memory

Dyslexia (wiki)
Dyslexia
Language-Based Learning Disability (wiki)
Dyslexia Typeface (youtube)
Speech
Book Share

Audio Books

Hearing Impaired / Deafness

Balanced Literacy (wiki)
Reading Process (wiki)
Readability  (wiki)  Legibility   Typography
Aptitude (wiki)
Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test (wiki)
Neuroscience of Text Comprehension


Words Per Minute (wiki)

Speed Reading (wiki)
Speed Reading
Speed Reading Exercises

Instant Speed Learning
Reading Genius    Reviews
Read Faster
Spreeder
Subvocalization (wiki)
Technical Reading Exercise (PDF)
Photo Reading

Saccade (wiki) Spatial Intelligence 

There's a big difference between scanning what you're reading and fully comprehending what you're reading. Speed reading should be done for scanning large amounts of text, but not used for comprehending.  Understanding

ATOS Readability Formula

Multimode Literacy 
Multimodal Literacy Narrative (youtube) 

Test 4 Free
Laura Candler

Seeing Impairment

 



Reading and Learning at the Same time


When you are Learning to Read, you 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.  Simultaneous    In Logically Order Steps     Brain Maintenance

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 for?

Teaching your Children to Talk   /  Teaching Young Students Language

"Words are a vehicle to transmit information to the Brain"       "Reading Enriches the Mind"      Learning Methods

"Learning 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 speech, will always be heard more then the best writers. But reading good writing and 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."

Example

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
cycle of life.

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 possibilities.
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 information, I 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 responsibility. But 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 skills, knowledge and information.
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 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.



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Language

Only about 2,400 of the world's roughly 7,200 Languages and Dialects have writing systems.  Proto-Language

Language:
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    Computer Languages

Indo-European Language Family Tree   Language Origins        Languages Atlas    

UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture     MIT Language Universal ties all languages together

Endangered Languages – The Alliance for Linguistic Diversity

How did our ancestors develop the very first language?   Universal Language  

Rosetta Project     Learning a New Language      Phrase Structure Rules   

Living 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.    Memory Training

Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think (youtube)                             Translations

     
         
Why is the Chinese Language so simple?  Why is Latin so difficult?           Phoneme
Why is learning the
English Language better for Brain development?   

Languages
Multilingualism
Monolingualism
Translation
Language Interpretation
Philosophy of Language
Latin  Why Latin?
Natural Language
Language Arts
Musical Language
ILR Scale
Language Proficiency
Anishinaabemowin
Mixed Language
Fusional Language
Computer Language
Formal Language
Oracy
Animacy
Semitic Languages
Language Module
Vernacular
Orthography
Anglosphere
Algonquin
Visual Language
Visual Literacy  S.I
Sign Language Sym
Sign Language
Vocabulary
Grammar
Word's

Isolating Language      Synthetic Language     Polysynthetic Language     Indo-European Languages     Global Language System 

Artificial Language      Computer Language     Constructed Language       List of Constructed Languages      Body Language    

Specific Language Impairment    Aphasia      Universal Grammar    Speech Language Pathology   Speech    

Morphological Typology     Morpheme       Morphology      Lexicology   Lexicon       Facebook Language Style Guides

Lena Foundation Advanced technology to accelerate language development of children 0-5     

I love the English Language (wordpress)    List of English-Based Pidgins (wiki)   Pidgin      Abkhaz Phonology

Toki Pona is a human language I invented in 2001. It was my attempt to understand the meaning of life in 120 words. Toki Pona

 



Language Learning:
 

Learning a New Language Software for Self Teaching   /   Translations       Defense Language Aptitude Battery (wiki)

Modern Language Aptitude Test designed to predict a student’s likelihood of success and ease in 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.    Language Immersion       Communicate with a Non Native English Speaker (wikihow)

5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide (video)    Natural Language Procedures   Languages

Can knowing the corresponding letters and symbols of another language help you learn a new language?
Omniglot    ie languages    Esperanto      (vocabulary, accent, grammar, pronunciation, slang)

Language Learning Library
Live Mocha                                
Duolingo

Verbling Language Tutoring
Tinyworld: Connecting the world via Language Sharing
Tutoring / Private Language Lessons
Mango Languages
Rosetta Stone (Website)
Pimsleur Approach  (amazon)
Paul Pimsleur
Talking Dictionary

iPad App using Babble
Babbling
Applied Phonetics (youtube)
Interpretation
Speech

Sign Language
Translation Tools
How to Teach a Language (wiki)
Language Learning Principle
Learning Methods
Memory Training

Language Styles
Language Arts (wiki)

Noticing Hypothesis (wiki)

Natural Language Processing (wiki)
English Learning
Chinese Made Easy

Babbel
Speak for Yourself

LinguaStep  
Middlebury Interactive

Enduring Voices
Conversation Exchange
Russian Language Info-Graph
See Touch Learn is a Free Language Development App and
Visual Instruction Tool





Bilingual

Benefits of Being Bilingual  

Does speaking several languages lower your vocabulary?  
Is your ability to communicate effectively hindered when not speaking your native language?

Bilingual Families     Meta-Linguistics    Metalinguistic Awareness    Code-Switching    Children and Language

Second Language Acquisition    Skill-Based Theories of Second Language Acquisition    Threshold Hypothesis 

"People with a significant amount of music experience can also have the ability to learn aspects of language more easily."

Speaking Multiple Languages: Multilingualism  Polyglotism (Polyglot)     Right Side 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          Computer Programming Language as a Second Language

There are over a billion people who are currently learning a second language Official Languages   

Australian 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    Polylinguist     Language ideology


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 (video)     Every None     Phonology

The Power of Words      Dictionaries      Library Finder     Sign Language    Writing

 


Translations

When you have words with more then one Definition, and 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 Translation Decipherment
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 being said.
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)

Source Text     Interface Hypothesis     Languages    Learning a New Language

Language Translation Tools (google)     Speak and Translate       Live Translation Services      Translations

12-Language Talking Translator (amazon)     Universal Translator (wiki)
    

Write in a language that you’re learning and native speakers will correct your mistakes.

Smartphone Apps Translation Tools
Voice Translation App     i Translate App     i Translate Voice    Google Android Translation App   Google
My Phrazer    701 Translator    Languages are available in Skype Translator

Word Lens translates printed words from one language to another with your smartphone's video camera, in real time, no network connection needed!   Word Lens Translator
Internet calling and chat and has a text-to-text translation service for its messaging App

More Apps    

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.
Artificial Intelligence     Question and Answer Platforms

"Every act of Communication is an act of Translation.”  
(Gregory Rabassa)

Interpreter Symbol  Interpreting Services Symbol

   Interpretations     Interpretation     Interpret   Interpreter Services    Interpreter (computing)     Meanings     Tutoring Websites

"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 other people."

 

 

 


Learning to Speak -  Speech 

Communication



Nonverbal Communication  -  Body Language




Listening  /  Hearing accurately when other People Speak




Hearing Difficulties



Talking  /  Speaking Effectively




Is Thinking and Talking to Yourself the same thing?

 

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Special Help:

 


Hearing Impairment  /  Deafness

Hearing (wiki)
Auditory System (wiki)  Image
Ear (wiki)
Dizziness - Fainting - Head Spins
Saccule

Hearing Impairment
Deafness (wiki)
Deaf Children
Hearing Loss (wiki)
Hyperacusis (wiki)
Usher Syndrome (wiki)
Hearing through the Tongue
Cochlea (wiki)
Experiencing Music through a Cochlear Implant

Visual Language / Visual Lerning
vl2 Story Book Apps
Bilingual Interfaces through Visual Narratives

Hearing Aid (wiki)

Cochlear Implant (wiki)
Auditory Brainstem Implant (wiki)
Cynaps Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset in a Hat
Bone Conduction (wiki)
BLU - World’s Most Versatile Hearing Glasses
Headphones

Hearing Test to Check Hearing Loss
Hearing Check
Online Hearing Test

National Hearing Test
Auditory Training

Auditory Processing Disorder (wiki)
Auditory Scene Analysis (wiki)
Dichotic listening Test (wiki)
Multisensory Integration (wiki)
Spatial Hearing Loss (wiki)
Auditory Verbal Agnosia (wiki)
Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults

Vertigo (wiki)
Inner Ear (wiki)
Vestibular System (wiki)


Audiology (wiki)

Sensory Deprivation (wiki)
Spatial Intelligence

Special Needs


Sonar (wiki)
Optoacoustic Imaging
Thermoacoustic Imaging
Audiobooks   E-Books
American Sign Language (youtube)
Christine Sun Kim: The enchanting music of sign language (video)
Uni, 1st Sign Language to Voice System
Life Print Sign Language
Sign Language (wiki)
SignAloud: Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Speech
Start American Sign Language
Hand Gestures
American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures
7 Ways to Get Yourself in Trouble Abroad (youtube)
Hand Symbols
Song in Sign Language, Eminem Lose Yourself (youtube)
Tactical Hand Signals

Lip Reading (wiki)
Viseme (wiki)

Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language
Voices from El-Sayed (youtube)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Speech and Language Center
Learning Specialist

Speech Recognition (wiki)
Speech Recognition Software
Dragon Dictation

Body Language

Sonitus Medical SoundBite Hearing System
Etymotic

Manually Coded English (wiki)
Visual Language (wiki)
Morse Code (wiki)  Codes
Deaf Professional Arts Network

Visual Perception (wiki)
Dragon Notes


Smartphone Technologies

Sound (wiki)
Music

Closed Captioning
Closed Caption Software
Closed Captioning Jobs

Dyslexia
Language

Learning Specialist

Listening


David Eagleman: Can we Create new Senses for Humans (video)    Sensory Vest   Sensory Substitution (wiki)   Brain Plasticity

Augment     Augmentative and Alternative Communication    Speech-Generating Device      Artificial Intelligence

Vocal id
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?     PSTN or VoIP?


Communication Boards

 

Boardmaker Software     Alphabet Card (PDF)     Place Mat (PDF)

Ways to Communicate with a Non-Verbal Child       Communication Devices for Children who Can't Talk

Communication Boards     Speech and Communication      Communication Needs








Blind  /  Sight Problems

American Foundation for the Blind     Blindness (wiki)     Myopia    Blindsight (wiki)    Awareness   Spatial Intelligence

Eyesight Check     Eye Test    Eye Exam Seeing Test    Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)         Dizzy

Retinal Implant (wiki)   Seeing with Sound Augmented Reality    Eye Music: Hearing Colored Shapes   Music   Sound Symbolism 

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a Smartphone (Video)    Peek Vision       Eye Knowledge   

White Eye Detector App

VisualFields easy Eye Exam App capture high-quality images of the front and back of an eye. Visual Field Test (wiki)  Retinopathy
 

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    Digital Detox        Color Blindness Correction

Ophthalmology      American Optometric Association

SyncBraille is one of the smallest, lightest, and most affordable, portable Braille Displays  
Refreshable Braille Display
Voice Browsers / Speech Recognition
VoiceOver Gesture Support, Text to Speech, Braille Display Mirroring   
Vision Correcting Light Field Display                         

Blind Ambition Vision-impaired & Low Vision Tool (youtube)
Daniel Kish: How I use Sonar to Navigate the World (youtube)    Sonar (wiki)
 
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)    Smartphone Technologies    Ai

Narrator Text–to–Speech Utility    Read Speaker    JAWS Screen Reader     Daisy Consortium    KNFB Reader

Audible Books    Audio Books     Audio Books    E-Books     Audiobooks

Haptic Communication (wiki)      Touch (wiki)    Morse Code (wiki)            Sensory Substitution   Brain Plasticity

Human Echolocation (wiki)        Talking Barcode Scanners

Sheila Nirenberg: A Prosthetic Eye to treat Blindness
(video)      Can Blind People Draw?  (youtube)
Ron Mccallum: How Technology allowed me to Read
(video)       The Blind Woman Who Saw Rain (youtube)

Amazon Echo voice activated search and information. Information Stations    

Be My Eyes Smartphone App that allows a blind person to use friends and family to help identify things using video.

Lechal Haptic Footwear

Injecting a benign virus that carries good copies of a malformed gene in the retina.
Visual Cortex Activity in Early and Late Blind People

Human Echolocation (wiki)    Shorts: Daniel Kish's echolocation in action (youtube)

Special Education

Brown eyes are the most common eye color in the world with over 55% of the world's population having brown eyes.
Hazel 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.
Blue eyes are around 8% of the world's population. Eye Color History
Green eyes 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.
Silver eyes 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.
Amber eyes 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.

 

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Writing Tips:

 

Tips to become a Good Writer  /  Writers Knowledge

"Either 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 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. 

Writing (wiki)   Creative Writing (wiki)     Graphomania (wiki)
   (A fast hand writer can write 250 words in 15 Minutes on average)
Handwriting (wiki)     Graphology
(wiki)   Handwriting Analysis    Writing Tester    Writing Skills Test    Cursive    Work Sheets
Typing (wiki)    Words Per Minute (wiki)  TM   (An average professional Typist types usually in speeds of 50 to 80 wpm)
Shorthand
(wiki)   Gregg Shorthand        Speaking    Writing Tips Resources     knowledge of conventions writing skills (PDF)

 The optimum length for an email is 50 to 125 words.

Vim text editor   Word Processor (wiki)    Scrivener word processing program     Open Office  Libre Office   Abi Source

Writing Preparations  / Preparing to Write:  The gathering stage of writing, classifying things into groups, a visual web that represents associations among ideas.
Prewriting     Writing First Draft (PDF)   How to Prepare a First Draft (PDF)    Quick Draft   Outline Summary   Abstract Summary
Storyboard    Graphic Organizer    Mind Maps     Revising / Editing     Rule Set of Wikipedia (PDF)


A few good writing tips to think about....

2: Stay within your Topic and be original. Try to focus on a single thought or issue. Don't forget something personal and always  
    share a little of yourself. Show the end result at the start of the article to let users know that they are reading the right subject.
    Use some Humor when its appropriate. Profanity is not necessary.

    Speaking    Plot     Prologue    Narrative Modes    Active Voice   Parallelism

4: Be Creative with your words but not too fancy, make it simple and to the point. The reader shouldn't have to guess what you
    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. (Participle)
    Try to be unique, informative, direct, simple and brief. Prefer a vigorous, lucid or Saxon Word to the romantic.
    And use Transitive Verbs that strike their object. Prefer the familiar word, and the concrete or Root Word, to the Abstract
    Avoid superfluous redundant or unnecessary empty words.  Idioms  
Readability
    Know the differences between Redundancy, Tautology, Pleonasm, Verbosity, Contractions and Repetition.  Communication

5: Be informative and educational with the latest information available on your subject. Try to limit your personal opinions and try to
    avoid using 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.

    Conversations    Climax    Dramatic Structure    Pathos    Technical Writing Style     Editorial Rules 
   Simplification

6: Try to explain what you are seeing to the reader. Give a Point of view and explain the setting and any characters involved.
    Be specific to detail.   Circumlocution  (Inflectional Ending)   Epilogue     Human Interest Story     Situation vs Complication
 

7: Use images that are eye-catching and relevant.  Depiction   Illuminated Manuscript   Info-Graphic   Ideogram  Emoji  Photos
    But remember..."A picture could never be more worthy then a thousand words, but it's nice to have both."    
 Art

8: Read your work aloud and proof read it. Have someone else Proof Read your writing for correct Spelling, Punctuation and
   
Grammar.   

    Journalism Tools     Dictionaries    File Format    Typography
   Legibility     (Visual Field of 12 words Per Line)
    Manuscript Format    List of Style Guides 
   Sentence Spacing 

9:
To become a better writer you should always Read More.   Writing and Reading Knowledge Base


10:
Have fun.    Free Writing (wiki)    Scrivener        ( Technical Writing  -  Technical Writer  -  Professional Writing )



P.O.W.E.R.  P
lan - Organize - Write - Edit - Revise
The P.O.W.E.R. plan for preparing each message: P
lan, Organize, Write, Edit, and Revise
1) Draft the message with the readers in mind.
2) Send clear, concise messages that are brief, succinct, and organized.
3) Give the message a concise title and use subheadings where appropriate.
4) Use simple words and short, clear, sentences and paragraphs. 
5) Back up opinions with facts.
6) Avoid “flowery” language, euphemisms, and trite expressions that's free of jargon.
7) Summarize main points at the end and let the reader know what he must do next.
 

Writing Exercise     Complex Nouns     


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.
  Journalism Tools

Context gives Meaning to 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 Vocabulary is valuable, but not as valuable as knowing how to use words to Express meaning.


Transcription Fluency:
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.  verbatim


"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!




Writing Tips Resources

The Elements of Style (wiki)
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Write Like You Talk
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Daily Writing Tips
Aero Gramme Studio

Writers Handbook
Writers Digest
Research Papers Handbook


Associated Press Stylebook  PDF

Plagiarism
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Journalism Tools and Resources
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Authors Guild
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Heretical Notions and Wretched Adages compiled by Jack Tourette

Online Community for Writers of all Interests and Skill Levels

Literacy Books and Websites


Relevance Theory Online Bibliography
Resources for Writers
Professional Writing Services

American Society of Magazine Editors
Books on Successful Writing (amazon)
Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Service

Hannah Brencher
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing better than you normally do


Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool

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Eco-Friendly Writing: Pencils are better the Pens 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.   Eco-Friendly Pens   Recycled Pens and Pencils   Green Products


 





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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.  Autocorrect   Spelling   Misspellings


"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."



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Profanity

Potty Mouths  /  Foul-Mouthed  /  Four-Letter Words  /  Cursing  /  Vulgarity  /  Naughty Words  /  Colorful Language      
Vulgar Language  /  Dirty Words  /  F-bomb  /  Ephemera
  /  Pardon my French   /  Labels   /  Humor as a Weapon

"Words can be liberating, but words can also be debilitating."     Hate Speech   Slander   Obscenities   Anger   Pejorative

Swearwords, Insults, curses, harsh language or 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 communicating Emotion and not enough Meaning. So learn to Elaborate. Derogatory Words, 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 right words.      Morals     Defamation     Racial Slurs    Slang    Communicating Skills

How to Stop Swearing (wiki-how)     "a closed mouth gathers no foot"     Trash-talk      Defective Verb   Modality   Modal Verbs

"The human 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 Softly 

Harsh language, demeaning words, Humiliation, 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 blunt.
Expletive:
Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger. Serving to fill up, merely for effect, otherwise redundant.
Euphemism:
An inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh.
Diatribe: A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.    Anathema

Omit Needless Words and Empty Phrases
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 good and Productive Conversation, 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 message.

Just because 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 reading comprehension 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 to use 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 a godsend.

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.

A real 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 surroundings.

You're going to own those words, 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 our problems." 

"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 them?"  Obsolescence  

Interjection is a word used to express a particular emotion or sentiment on the part of the speaker.
Superlative is a form of an adverb or adjective that is used to signify the greatest degree of a given descriptor.

Swearwords can be used to bring attention to something that is important, or perceived to be important, like an Exclamation Mark.
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 are biased against. So use profanity wisely and respectfully. Go f*ck yourself and have a nice day a**hole is contradictory, and Mean.

 
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. Golden Rule

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 "f**king" communicate?

"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 insensitivity, 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 Attitude."

Swearing as a Response to Pain      Swearing as a Response to Pain—Effect of Daily Swearing Frequency

Speaking 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 don't. 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.

"When people 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."

"Name calling or angry tones are a waste of energy and time. When you learn to talk and communicate more effectively and 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 communicating."

You don't 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 communicate with?


"I've 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 this course?)



The Negative Attributes and Behaviors that are Associated with Name Calling and Anger....
Antonyms:
charitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted

Near Antonyms:
benevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, loving      Morally Educated

I wish I had a nickel for every time I said "WTF is going on here?"  Do Acronyms make it cool to swear again?  Tourette Syndrome


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)

"Either 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 Rosten)

The art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye is the great invention of the world. (Abraham Lincoln)

"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 have written." 

"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 when we 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 youPass the Baton

"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 proof 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 misspell words 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 surprise.
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?     Phonological Ambiguity
     Spelling Knowledge

"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   Typoglycemia

"It's 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 rewrite it. 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."

The 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.
 

Perpetual
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."

"I'm filing a 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 perfect."

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

 

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Can listening to Audiobooks at a faster speed,
150 or 200 percent, increase Comprehension?
“speed listening.”

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As of 2015 Google has Scanned over 25 million books. That's about 12% of the 130 million books ever published from 1500 -2008.
2 trillion words in total.  Book Scanning
     Google Books   (Most books not available because of Greed, Abuse and Trolls)

The Library of Congress has around 37 Million Books.

Barnes and Noble NOOK Ebook Reader    100 List

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 Wikipedia.

"The 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 inadequate outdated education system. Sad. 

Books Assigned by Colleges

Popular Books Assigned by Colleges

 

English Books Assigned by Colleges

 


 

 
Videos and Books about Reading and Writing




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I do not agree with everything that has been written in Books
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I assimilate the most logical parts of information and put them together to form an understanding.
Then I write down my understandings so that I can share this information with others.
Every person must learn how to recognize what information is accurate and valuable.
So what is your procedure for filtering and assimilating information?  Information Literacy

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