I make an effort to visit art museums very regularly. I love art! How can I make the most out of my visit? I would also welcome suggestions for how to get more out of the books I read and films I watch. [more inside]
Asking for a Montessori teacher friend: Can anyone help me find a quote about learning to read? It likens the task of reading to an acrobatic task. I can't remember the origin and haven't been able to come up with a single clue. It's just the perfect way to sum up the "reading process system" which is a boring way to say all the stuff that happens in your brain when you read. I need it for a reading workshop on Saturday. Thanks!
My apologies for this very convoluted question...tl;dr: I guess I'm asking how people deal with taking notes from books, not just on the book's content and structure etc, but mapping bodies of literatures mentioned in those books. I would love to hear if you have a system that works for you. More after the jump. [more inside]
This summer I have a lot of reading to do: some books about physics and math applied to sports, others about evidence-based sport conditioning, objectivism, ... stuff that built up because I didn't had to read it.
When I read books I like to have a top down view of the subject but most books' introduction fail to do so, either because it is too short and not enough to give a good overview of each chapter or because they not even try to summarise the contents of the books and on how to use the book. [more inside]
I'm looking for resources for evidence
-based processes, tips, hacks, improvements, ideas, etc., for learning more effectively. [more inside]
Recommendations for beginning Spanish reading? [more inside]
Grad student can no longer read. ADD reading strategies sought, please. [more inside]
I am about to embark on a massive technical book reading escapade. Please share your information retention methods. [more inside]
Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
Please recommend an excellent historical novel about life in 17th-century North America (preferably New England). I'm re-reading Toni Morrison's A Mercy right now, and I'm looking for more stuff about the day-to-day life -- chores, food, bartering, the intersection of European colonists with indigenous American populations, etc. I s'pose I'd be okay with a nice non-fiction book, too, but the preference is for fiction.
Where can I find great works of fiction online or in some sort of text form that I can read on my Mac? [more inside]
Philosophy Filter: What are some fresh and interesting questions or topics in philosophy? [more inside]
I'd like to learn about biology. Can you recommend some books to get me started? [more inside]
Nonfiction accessible to the layman? [more inside]
I'm strugging to come to terms with the fact that I've read such a seemingly extraordinary number of books yet seem to remember so very little. The obvious answer is to apply oneself more rigidly, in future, to study; to take notes and review them, etc. However, I really don't feel like writing extensive plot summaries every time I read a book, neither does this help me deal with the very distressing realisation that I don't know as much as I should do. [more inside]
How can I remember more of what I read? [more inside]
JapaneseLanguageFilter: I am looking for good practice reading materials that are a happy medium. [more inside]
Help me help someone with literacy problems. [more inside]
What games and/or toys were most useful in helping your preschooler learn to read? [more inside]