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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
by Maryanne Wolf

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<p><strong>The author of the acclaimed <em>Proust and the Squid</em> follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.</strong><br /></p><p>A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf鈥檚 <em>Proust and the Squid</em> revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.</p><p>Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us鈥攈er beloved readers鈥攖o describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:</p><ul><li>Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?</li><li>Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children鈥檚 attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?</li><li>With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?</li><li>Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives?</li><li>Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?</li><li>How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?</li><li>Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?</li></ul><p>Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children鈥擶olf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.</p><p>Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, <em>Reader, Come Home</em> is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities鈥攁nd what this could mean for our future.</p>
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'...
by Jessica Brody

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b>The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.</b></b><br /><br />Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.
In a Manner of Speaking: Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and H...
by Colin McNairn

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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What do 聯the whole kit and caboodle,鈥?聯the whole shebang,鈥?聯the whole megillah,鈥?聯the whole enchilada,鈥?聯the whole nine yards,鈥?聯the whole box and dice,鈥?and 聯the full Monty鈥?have in common? They鈥檙e all expressions that mean 聯the entire quantity,鈥?and they鈥檙e all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world鈥檚 vocabulary.<br /><br />From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become clich茅s that, as it鈥檚 said with 聯tongue in cheek,鈥?should be 聯avoided like the plague.鈥?Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation.<br /><br />Among the topics the author delves into are expressions that shouldn鈥檛 be taken literally (聯dressed to kill鈥?and 聯kick the bucket鈥?, foreign expressions that crept into English (聯carte blanche,鈥?聯carpe diem,鈥?and 聯que sera, sera鈥?, phrases borrowed from print ads and TV commercials (聯where there鈥檚 life, there鈥檚 Bud鈥?and 聯where the rubber meets the road鈥?, animal images (聯a barrel of monkeys鈥?and 聯chasing your tail鈥?, and food and drink (聯cast your bread upon the water,鈥?聯chew the fat,鈥?聯bottom鈥檚 up!鈥? and 聯drink as a lord鈥?.<br /><br />Here鈥檚 a book for everyone who delights in the mysteries of language and the perfect gift for all the 聯wordies鈥?in your life.
Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focu...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Control your brain so it doesn鈥檛 control you. A science-based approach to getting things done and avoiding laziness and procrastination.</b></h2><br />Our brains are not wired for goal achievement. They are wired only for speed, survival, and the present moment. It鈥檚 time to defeat this primal tendency and make self-discipline your new normal.<br /><br /><h2><b>Stop leaving tasks unstarted and/or unfinished. You鈥檙e better than that.</b></h2><br /><u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> tells the tale of two battling brains, and why we are predisposed to laziness and energy conservation. Time after time, we take the path of least resistance to our detriment. The key to beating this is understanding the brain鈥檚 imperatives and working with them. <u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> is your layperson鈥檚 guide to self-discipline success - just enough biology and psychology to give important context, while ensuring that you don鈥檛 get stuck in the minutiae. <br /><br /><h2><b>This isn鈥檛 a textbook; it has over 20 actionable tips you can use TODAY.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to beat your temptations, excuses, and weaknesses.</b></h2><br />鈥earn about the two brains and the two versions of you that are always locked in battle.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to trick the brain for action and productivity without working against it.</b><br />鈥he role of dopamine and how we can simulate it for our own purposes.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to talk to yourself and design your environment to stay on track.</b><br />鈥eframing excuses and dissecting your emotional reactions.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to create a calm mind for ruthless execution. </b><br /><br /><h2><b>Discomfort, boredom, frustration, and laziness are temporary. Self-discipline is forever.</b></h2><br />We aren鈥檛 meant to lie in bed and relax. We are meant to pursue our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment. Along the way, self-discipline is the most required ingredient. The ability to do unpleasant and uncomfortable things is what determines how our lives play out. How will you live your life?<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br /><br />This is the third book in the 鈥淟ive a Disciplined Life鈥?series, as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals <br />2.Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline<br />3.Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focus, and Defeating Your Brain鈥檚 Impulsive and Distracted Nature<br />4.Mind Over Matter: The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up<br />
No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, ...
by Chris Baty

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

September 16, 2014

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Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King鈥檚 critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences,聽habits, and convictions聽that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />鈥淟ong live the King鈥?hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King鈥檚 <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer鈥檚 craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King鈥檚 advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999鈥攁nd how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it鈥攆ans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Lan...
by Patrick King

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

November 03, 2019

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<h2><b>Understand personality traits, character, emotions, and values through pure observation or simple questions.</b></h2><br />Analyzing people in a flash - it鈥檚 not easy, and it鈥檚 not simple. But that鈥檚 because you don鈥檛 know the tools inside this book.<br /><br /><h2><b>People give us more information than they realize. Learn to decipher all of it to further your goals.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Think Like a Psychologist</u></b> is about working backwards from the person in front of you. You will learn to draw conclusions about people鈥檚 emotions, behavior, past experiences, and overall personality and temperament based on small yet important pieces of information. From this analysis, you will gain enormous insight into the people around you, new and old. <br /><br />You may not be able to read people鈥檚 minds, but armed with knowledge about behavioral tendencies, developmental psychology, motivation and personality theories, and nature versus nurture, you will always possess deeper comprehension that others may not even have about themselves. And of course, there is an element of lie detection.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understanding others is an opening to understanding yourself and self-awareness.</b></h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.<br /><br /><H2><b>Analyze people for better social interactions, less conflict, more likability, and the ability to open people up.</b></h2><br />鈥earn the most widespread personality evaluation methods.<br />鈥?lt;b>Unlock the power of analyzing simple answers to simple questions.</b><br />鈥ow motivation theories drive our behaviors.<br />鈥?lt;b>Read people鈥檚 emotions and social cues.</b><br />鈥cientific body language and facial expressions.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understand people inside and out; quickly upgrade your emotional and social intelligence.</b></h2><br /><h1><b>Gain intuition about everyone around by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br /><br />This is the second book in the 鈥淭he Psychology of Social Dynamics鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Likability: 60 Evidence-Based Methods to Radiate Charisma, Make a Powerful Impression, Win Friends, and Trigger Attraction [2019 Edition]<br />2.Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Language and Behavior, Understand Motivations, and Decipher Intentions<br />3.The Science of Social Intelligence: 33 Studies to Win Friends, Be Magnetic, Make An Impression, and Use People鈥檚 Subconscious Triggers<br />4.The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love: Flirt, Date, and Mate Using Human Psychology<br />5.Introvert Survival Tactics: How to Make Friends, Be More Social, and Be Comfortable In Any Situation (When You鈥檙e People鈥檇 Out and Just Want to Go Home And Watch TV Alone)<br />6.Control Your Emotions: Gain Balance, Resilience, and Calm; Find Freedom from Stress, Anxiety, and Negativity<br /><br />
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by , Jr., William Strunk

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works: Language and Responsibility...
by Noam Chomsky

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<b>The two most popular titles by the noted linguist and critic in one volume鈥攁n ideal introduction to his work.</b><br /> 聽<br /><i>On Language</i>聽features some of Noam Chomsky鈥檚 most informal and highly accessible work. In Part I,聽<i>Language and Responsibility</i>, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking. In Part II,聽<i>Reflections on Language</i>, Chomsky explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers, and linguists over fundamental questions of language.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?lt;i>Language and Responsibility</i>聽is a well-organized, clearly written and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky鈥檚 thought.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?lt;i>Language and Responsibility</i>聽brings together in one readable volume Chomsky鈥檚 positions on issues ranging from politics and philosophy of science to recent advances in linguistic theory.聽.聽.聽. The clarity of presentation at times approaches that of Bertrand Russell in his political and more popular philosophical essays.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Contemporary Psychology</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?lt;i>Reflections on Language</i>聽is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of the case of universal grammar and of the relations between his theory of language and the innate faculties of mind responsible for language acquisition and use.鈥?鈥擯atrick Flanagan

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