Have you ever read something and gained completely different message from the text than others around you? Perhaps you didn’t misunderstand the author’s meaning. Instead, consider the reader’s role in comprehending the author’s writing. One of my favorite theorists is Louise Rosenblatt, who wrote that “text is just ink on a page until the reader...Read More
Author Archives: Jodi Pilgrim, Ph.D.
“Highly successful dyslexics nearly always say that their accomplishments and special ways of seeing come from their dyslexia – not in spite of their dyslexia as is often believed.” (West, 2008). I frequently receive calls from parents or family members regarding a concern for someone dear struggling with dyslexia. Reading does not come easy for all young...Read More
Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...Read More
Most people use their phones and tablets for everyday tasks like scheduling and communicating. Have you thought about using your device to enhance study skills or to improve classroom productivity? Read about mobile applications that support college students in daily academic tasks. These apps will make you extremely “appy!” Wolfram Alpha ($2.99) Wolfram Alpha includes...Read More