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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Comprehending What You Read

I have this Grad class and 95% of it is reading articles on line. When I read them on the computer I can not get anything out if them. I have to print hard copies to read.

Does anyone else have this issue with reading things online?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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I just finished my masters, and for the majority of assignments i had to do were reading articles and writing papers. The university and class was a joke. And since i do not like to read, I found by reading the first couple of pages of any article or skimming the first couple of lines of each paragraph gave you enough information. If I was to read a 30 page article, it will all be blah blah after the first page.
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Its been documented that reading stuff online is HARDER than reading items in print. Web producers generally shoot for 25% more concise verbage when writing for online rather than print. Web is 72/dpi, print is 300dpi (dots per inch) and so, its clearer and easier on the eyes to read print material.

Like you I print out everything thats longer than one page. I prefer to read long pieces laying down and relaxing instead of sitting in front of a PC with distractions like the intarwebs and CLSB.
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