"Reading Without Paper"
January 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (already occurred)
Although books haven’t quite gone the way of stone tablets, much college reading is now distributed in electronic format, and many students are reading on laptops or tablets. Unless we turn pages, the human brain, however, doesn’t take in or retain information from screens as well as it does from paper. Further, while you most likely read paper texts with pen or pencil in hand, underlining and writing your responses, you might not have translated those active reading skills to reading on a screen. This workshop will introduce strategies for active reading of digital texts by introducing you to, and offering you the opportunity to experiment with, selected apps for annotating digital texts. Please bring any devices you are likely to read on, as well as a couple of electronic readings. If you do not have your own device, just let us know, and we will make one available to you. This workshop is led by Writing Associates Kristen Brookes and Jessica Gorman.
Writing Center, Charles Pratt Hall, 101A