There are different kinds of reading. Scanning the menu at a restaurant is reading. Skimming through a page of Google search result is reading. Glancing through a magazine while waiting for your turn with the dentist is reading. Devouring every word of a best-selling thriller is reading — even though you will not remember much beyond the barest outline of the plot two days after you finish the book. And “reading” is also the label given to the process in which we engage when we try to understand, learn, and retain complex material published in printed form. All of these activities are called reading, but they have very different purposes and results.
Believe it or not, the most effective way to battle the problems of distractions, poor concentration, and low self-esteem is to improve your learning environment.
By Kevin Paul, author of Study Smarter, Not Harder
1. The world is changing in favour of those who command knowledge.
Being a successful learner is no longer a matter of choice or mere preference. It is a necessity in order to survive and thrive in the “information age.” The future belongs to learners. As we are constantly told by the various media, we live in a time of rapid change. Every year, 20 to 30 percent of what we learned and understood about our world is obsolete. Continue reading