27 Feb '14, 10pm

"Don't forget to make connections between the material and real life!" Step 1 of Cindy vows to be an active reader

Now, look at the 3 steps again. How long would it take you to skim a chapter? 10 minutes? On average? How long would it take you to casually read a chapter and not worry about anything, but just casually reading through it? Not that long-especially since you've already take a few minutes to run through the headlines and have some semblance of an idea on what it's about? So, by the time you're sitting down to do the traditional "text book" reading, you don't need as much time (you already have a pretty good general idea of the material), you don't need to do as much thinking (since you've been processing this stuff in the back of your mind, you already have connections, ideas, etc.). and you don't need nearly as much focus because you've already gone through it. When you look at it that way, it all seems pretty reasonable and do-able. You might be incredibly busy, but you s...

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