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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes
Technology• Christian La Du • The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms. Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology. Other apps have offered up similar types of rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on mobile devices in the past. However, what Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading. The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters. The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen. The game done changed. Related:  English: Reading, Writing & Speaking

Does everyone really have a novel in them? 29 November 2013Last updated at 04:59 ET Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), trying to churn out 50,000 words of a new novel in just 30 days. But what drives this community of amateur novel-writers, asks Sophie Robehmed. Janelle, who has swapped her historical romance for an alternate realities story because she "can have more fun with it", is typing furiously on her tablet. Chris, an IT professional, is thoughtfully eating a chocolate-covered fancy. Sitting among them, it's not long before you are asked: "Are you a NaNo?" Continue reading the main story Three excerpts from NaNoWriMo authors "Kirsty had turned up at his Central London apartment two hours ago, completely hysterical and mumbling about her husband Jared leaving her for some hussy." This is a typical NaNoWriMo meet-up, at a cafe in London, where 13,000 people have been taking part in the event. The meet-ups can be serious. “Start Quote

English / Learning areas / The New Zealand Curriculum Ko te reo te tuakiriKo te reo tōku ahureiKo te reo te ora. English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language. Understanding, using, and creating oral, written, and visual texts of increasing complexity is at the heart of English teaching and learning. Return to top

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Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language ... The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list | Books | The Observer 1. Don Quixote Miguel De CervantesThe story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries. • Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel 2. Pilgrim's Progress John BunyanThe one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair. • Robert McCrum's 100 best novels: The Pilgrim's Progress 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68 On the Road Jack Kerouac The Beat Generation bible.• Read more about Kerouac and his coterie in the Beats week special• David Mills' response to Beats Week 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. Who did we miss? - Free Typing Test & Typing Games Online SheepShaver builds for Mac OS X, links and downloads • E-Maculation Forum Currently recommended SheepShaver build for Mac OS X: 01 February 2014 build For PPC and Intel Mac, OSX 10.4 (Tiger) through OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) Download: ... Installation and setupIf you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application. If you set up SheepShaver for the first time, you will also need a compatible ROM file and a retail MacOS install CD (or a install CD disk image). For other than US English keyboard layouts the included keycodes file is needed. A first install on Intel machines will run in 32-bit mode by default. The included SheepShaver Scripts can be used to delete the prefs and nvram files to be able to start a new setup from scratch. Setup manualSee the setup manual for more information: ... os_x_setup Improvements since July 15, 2012 build Known issues - On PPC machines:Like previous builds, very CPU hungry.

corpora ESL Ten tips to make bedtime reading fun All children need and love stories. Yet a recent poll of 2,000 mothers with children aged 0-7 (What? No fathers?!) found that only 64% of respondents said they read their children bedtime stories. Reasons for not reading to their kids included being too stressed or too tired, while nearly half said they couldn't lure their kids away from computer games and TV. Well, try harder. We continued bedtime stories until he was 11, when he literally pushed us out of his room. Here are my 10 top tips for making reading to your children a joy. 1. I began looking at board books with Josh when my son was four months old. 2. That's like saying you don't have time to feed them. 3. They can take home 10 lovely books a week. 4. Now's your chance. 5. Swallows and Amazons is filled with arcane language – I had no idea what many of the sailing terms meant. 6. When they're older, get five books you'd also enjoy reading. 7. Kids can enjoy books that are much too hard for them to read on their own. 8. 9. 10.

Word Spy Corpora and Language Teaching Andre Gerard's top 10 father memoirs The concept of father memoirs is a fascinating one. Confronting fathers directly and publicly is not, and never has been, easy: the patriarch should judge and not be judged. To write about the father is to sit in judgment upon him, and for most cultures this was a taboo too strong to be overcome. The Greeks, despite their searingly perceptive stories about father-child interactions, did not attempt to do so – nor did the Romans, the Italians of the Renaissance, the Elizabethans or even the Romantics. Paradoxically – but not surprisingly, given the rigid paternalism of the age and the attendant psychological pressures – personal father writing, like radical feminism, is a product of the Victorian era. In 1907, six years after the death of Queen Victoria, Edmund Gosse published Father and Son. 1: Father and Son by Edmund Gosse The first of all father memoirs, this is still one of the best. Almost 20 years later, Gosse unburdened himself of Father and Son. 2: Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel