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You’ve spent years preparing for your master’s degree or PhD. You’ve read, studied and spent hours of time and energy writing papers. Now you’ve arrived at the culmination of all this effort: writing your thesis. There are plenty of compelling stories about the time and energy that students have spent drafting their dissertations and theses.

The good news is that you’re not alone. While you certainly don’t want to hire someone to write your thesis for you, which goes against most institution policies and puts your academic integrity at risk, you can get plenty of help with certain aspects of your thesis online. Whether you’re looking for a little guidance or extensive assistance, various services can make writing or editing your thesis go smoothly.

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One of the greatest challenges of writing your thesis can be juggling your family or job responsibilities with your studies. The time that writing takes can add another layer of obligation to your already-packed schedule. Dissertation Editor is a company whose founder is a PhD-educated writer and professor, and it promises to help you complete your thesis or dissertation on time and in compliance with your university’s rules and regulations.

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Dissertation Editor’s primary function is to guide you along in the writing process and provide a helping hand in understanding everything you need to take care of. It places you with a writer who specializes in your area of study, and this individual can help you organize and analyze your research while making sure that your thesis fits your writing style and personality. This company also specializes in helping with any statistical analysis that you use in your thesis.

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If you’re concerned about using a service to help you write your thesis because you think it’ll be obvious that you hired help, don’t worry. Thesis Helpers puts its team of experienced writers to work for you to help you craft a thesis that finishes your degree on a high note. No matter what level of help you need, from narrowing down a topic to advanced editing and proofreading, they’re available to help.

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The writers have advanced degrees in their areas of expertise, and one of the best things about Thesis Helpers is that it gives you ultimate say in the final product of your thesis. This company can help you with revisions and additional research, and you can rest assured that your thesis will meet anti-plagiarism standards.

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Sometimes when you’re writing a thesis or dissertation, you can get stuck on one section or chapter. You may not need assistance writing the whole thing, but getting some help with the exact portion you’re struggling with can come in handy. That’s one of the strengths of using Best Dissertation . You don’t have to rely on it for help with your entire thesis if it’s not what you need.

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Like most of the top thesis-assistance services, Best Dissertation employs writers with advanced degrees who specialize in various fields of study. What truly sets this company apart is the live support that it offers any time of the day or night. It claims to take the stress and strain out of writing your dissertation or thesis.

While some companies place a premium on helping you get your thesis written, others emphasize the editing and proofreading process. If you don’t need help with writing but need a hand with proofreading and editing, Scribbr is a good option for you. Its editors can help you get a grasp on the grammar and tone that are appropriate for academic writing.

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Scribbr doesn’t just provide boilerplate feedback that you can find anywhere. It offers personalized feedback aimed at helping you become a better writer in the long run. You can even see examples of how its editors work by looking at the company’s website.

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Writing a thesis has its own challenges that other academic writing simply doesn’t, which is why the team at My Assignment Help offers its particular brand of expertise. If you need assistance with a dissertation or thesis at the PhD or master’s level, its writers have the level of education and experience to help you write an expertly crafted and edited thesis.

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Reading to Write

What this handout is about.

This handout suggests reading, note-taking, and writing strategies for when you need to use reading assignments or sources as the springboard for writing a paper.

Reading strategies

  • Read (or at least skim) all parts of the reading. Sometimes the cover, title, preface, introduction, illustrations, appendices, epilogue, footnotes and “about the author” sections can provide you with valuable information.
  • Identify the genre of the reading. What kind of a reading is it? (Journal article? Mass media? Novel? Textbook?) Why was it written? Who does the author assume is going to read this work? (Books about politics written for an audience of political scientists, for example, might be very different from books about politics written for the general public, for historians, or for sociologists.)
  • Consider the author. What do you know or what can you learn about this person? Why did he or she write the book? What sources of information and/or methods did he or she use to gather the information presented in the book?
  • Guess why your instructor assigned the reading. How does it fit in with other readings, class discussions, major course themes, or the purpose of the class?
  • Get out a calendar and plan your reading. Get out a calendar and plan your reading. Plot the number of days or hours that it may take you to complete the reading. Be realistic. It may help to read one chapter of the reading and then revise your calendar—some readings take longer than others of a similar length. Make an appointment with an academic coach at the Learning Center if you’d like to learn more about scheduling your work or reading more quickly and effectively.
  • As you read, record your reactions and questions. Any reaction or question is valid, from the specific (“What’s that word mean?”) to the general (“What’s her point?”). Write them down now so that you’ll remember them later. These reactions and questions can serve as material for class discussion, or they can be the jumping off point for brainstorming a paper.
  • Read with a friend. Find someone else who is reading the same book. Set reading goals together and plan to share your reactions to sections of the reading before class, after class, over e-mail, and so on.
  • Visit your instructor during office hours to discuss the reading. Your instructor will set aside hours when he or she will be available to meet with students. This is a great time to talk about the reading, ask questions, share your reactions, and get to know your instructor. You can do this with a friend or in a small group as well.
  • Think about what is missing in the reading. Issues, events, or ideas that are missing, left out, avoided, or not discussed/addressed in the book might be important. Thinking about these omissions can give you a critical perspective on the reading by showing you what the author (consciously or unconsciously) doesn’t want to deal with.
  • If you know you will have to answer a particular question in response to the reading, read with that question in mind. Sometimes faculty will give you essay questions in advance. As you read the text, refer back to those questions and think about your emerging answers to them.

Writing strategies

While reading.

  • Write as you read. Record your reactions informally and briefly after you’ve read for a while. When you’re done reading a section, write for five minutes to capture your personal thoughts, reactions, and questions as you go along.
  • Keep your notes with your book. Tuck a few sheets of paper or a notepad inside the book to record your ideas as you read.
  • Share your informal writing with a friend. Trade notes/questions/reactions to the book. Write five-minute responses to one another about the reading. This can be done by e-mail.
  • Draw while you read. Drawing pictures, maps or diagrams of relationships or important issues that you see emerging from the reading can help you understand them. Be willing to revise or redraw the map as you read.

After you read

  • React to the whole reading. Take twenty minutes to record your reactions to the reading as a whole. (Return to the reading strategies list to get you started if you need to.) Don’t be afraid to guess, hypothesize, or follow a tangent.
  • Reread the writing assignment. The Writing Center has a useful handout on understanding assignments that may help.
  • Get out a calendar and schedule the time you will need to write your paper. Working backwards from the due date, plot a timeline for producing the paper. Include time for at least one rough draft and one chance to receive feedback from others (a friend, your teaching assistant, your professor, the Writing Center, etc.) before turning it in.
  • Plan your research and think about citation. If the assignment requires library research, decide upon a strategy for collecting and citing sources as you research and write. Be sure to cite any quoted information or information that was not generated by your own analysis. Your instructor can answer all of your questions about this important step.
  • Write a draft, preferably a few days before the paper is due. Instructors can usually tell the difference between papers that have been carefully drafted and revised and papers that have been hurriedly written the night before they are due. Papers written the night before often receive disappointing grades.
  • Get feedback from at least one person, and preferably several people, before you finalize your draft. When possible, give your readers a copy of the assignment, too. E-mail can make this process easier. See the Writing Center’s handout on getting feedback .
  • Proofread your paper to catch errors before handing it in. Taking the time to spell-check and proofread will make your paper easier to read and show your reader that you cared about the assignment. The Writing Center’s handout on editing and proofreading may help.

When you get your paper back

  • Read all of your instructor’s comments. Assess your strengths and weaknesses in completing this reading/writing assignment. Plan what adjustments you’ll make in the process for the next reading/writing assignment you will undertake. It may help to save all of your old papers so that you can refer back to them and look for patterns in your instructor’s comments. You may also want to keep a small notebook for your own assessment—writing down that you didn’t leave ample time for revision on one paper, for example, may help you remember to schedule your time more effectively for the next paper.

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How to Teach Yourself to Read

Last Updated: November 1, 2023 References

This article was co-authored by Soren Rosier, PhD . Soren Rosier is an Education Expert based in Palo Alto, CA. He is the founder of PeerTeach, a platform that empowers students to grow their leadership, confidence, and love of math through AI-powered peer tutoring. Additionally, he is an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, where he teaches courses on designing impactful tools for learning. Before beginning his PhD, he taught middle school in Oakland, developed teacher training programs, and evaluated the efficacy of popular ed tech products at SRI International. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a PhD in Learning Sciences & Technology Design at Stanford University. This article has been viewed 420,470 times.

If you or somebody you know cannot read, you're not alone. 14 percent of American adults can't read--that's 32 million people--and 21% read below a 5th grade level. The good news is, it's never too late to learn how to read. This article can help you or someone close to you develop their skills as a reader.

Mastering the Basics

Step 1 Begin with the alphabet.

  • You can listen to the alphabet song online or get someone you know to sing and record it for you so that you can listen to it over and over again as you learn it.

Step 3 Use sandpaper letters.

  • You make vowel sounds in your throat with the help of your tongue and mouth while you form consonants by using your tongue and mouth to control the flow of your breath. Vowels can be spoken alone, but consonants can't. For example, the letter A is simply "a" but B is actually "bee," C is "see," D is "dee" and so on.

Step 7 Use phonics.

  • Find an approach that makes sense to you. Phonics is typically taught in one of two ways: by what's called a see-and-say approach in which you learn to read whole words or a syllable approach in which you learn how to sound out different letter combinations and put them together to form words.
  • To learn phonics, you must hear the sounds of the syllables and/or words. To do that, you need to find an online program, purchase or borrow a DVD from your local library or work with a family member, friend, tutor or instructor who can help you learn the sounds created by various letter combinations and what those look like written out.

Step 8 Recognize punctuation marks.

  • Comma (,) . When you see a comma, you're meant to pause or slightly hesitate when you're reading.
  • Period (.) . A period indicates the end of a sentence. When you reach a period, come to a complete stop and take a deep breath before continuing to read.
  • Question mark (?) . When you ask a question, your voice goes up. When you see ? at the end of sentence, a question is being asked, so make sure your voice rises when you're reading.
  • Exclamation point (!). This mark is used to emphasize an important point or to grab attention. When you read a sentence that ends with !, be sure to sound excited or to strongly emphasize the words.

Starting to Read

Step 1 Choose meaningful reading material.

Learning Reading Strategies

Step 1

  • Look for picture clues . Check out the photos, illustrations or other visuals on the page. Explore what's in them (people, places, objects, actions) that might make sense in the sentence.
  • Sound out the word . Starting with the first letter, say each letter-sound out loud slowly. Then repeat the sounds, blending them together to form the word and considering if the word makes sense in the sentence.
  • For example, if you know that "pre" means "before" and "view" means "to look at," you could figure out that "preview" means "to look at ahead of time" if you approached the word by breaking it up into those two chunks.
  • You could also try using the known word in the sentence to see if it makes sense; it could be that the meanings of the two words are close enough for understanding.

Step 2 Reread.

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  • ↑ Soren Rosier, PhD. Education Researcher. Expert Interview. 1 May 2019.
  • ↑ http://athome.readinghorizons.com/research/dyslexia-information.aspx
  • ↑ http://www.halcyon.org/wholelan.html
  • http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/
  • https://www.readinga-z.com/comprehension/

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To teach yourself to read, start by using a phonics program online or from your local library to help you learn the letter sounds on their own and in combination. Then, practice reading with materials that interest you, such as newspapers or magazine articles. Additionally, try reading out loud to help you sound out words and get you familiar with the words more quickly than reading silently. If you can, set aside time to read every day, which will help build your vocabulary and improve your reading skills. For advice on how to find free local programs to help you learn to read, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Read and Write Learners: Techniques & Tips

  • January 25, 2022

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Reading to understand, note-taking for memory retention and learning, characteristics of read and write learners, cornell’s notes, mind-mapping, highlighting and annotating, using symbols and abbreviations, tips for read and write learners.

Different people have different learning styles that refer to how they prefer to have information presented to them. If you understand things better once you’ve written them down, find diagrams and graphs hard to follow, and enjoy listing items — you are probably a read and write learner. Read this article to learn more about this type of learner, its characteristics, as well as strategies and tips they find helpful.

What Is Reading And Writing Learning Style?

Reading and writing is one of the four learning styles of the VARK model of learning, which consists of visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic learning. Sometimes referred to as the second visual style, reading and writing is a type of learning during which people prefer to read and write in order to learn more effectively. These learners are known as read and write learners and usually learn best by reading and writing the information down. They are the people who always add notes to pictures, choose a hardcover book over an audiobook, and prefer using closed captions while watching videos. Their learning process consists of a combination between reading and writing, by reading to understand and note-taking to learn.

The read and write learners rely on reading to understand and learn. They may have problems grasping the information presented to them by other means such as lectures or pictures, as they are more comfortable with written words. Read and write learners typically choose textbooks, articles, handouts, and notes as their primary source of learning information. They also enjoy learning from reference materials like dictionaries and encyclopedias.

After reading a text, read and write learners prefer to reduce and rephrase it to retain information further. They use note-taking as a powerful tool for learning. These learners are usually successful in a traditional classroom environment, where they tend to take notes in most classes and benefit from reading and re-reading them. Writing the information down, rewriting, and reading it is what helps them better understand it.

Did you know that although reading and writing learners are usually the ‘good students’ in a class, they can find participating in discussions challenging? Since they can articulate themselves better when writing, they prefer to write their thoughts down before sharing them with the class. This way, they can process their thoughts and become more prepared and less stressed to share out loud. You can find more read and write learner characteristics in the list below.

  • Learn best by reading and taking notes
  • Like reading out-loud
  • Use dictionaries and other source materials as reference
  • Learn by re-reading their notes
  • Tend to remember information that they read or write down
  • Can become great writers
  • Prefer making organized Powerpoint Presentations for presenting different projects
  • Prefer reading by themselves rather than have someone read to them to retain information
  • Excel at multiple-choice and essay tests
  • Tend to be good at grammar since they read habitually and frequently
  • Prefer writing essays to oral presentations
  • Like researching
  • Express themselves better when writing rather than when talking
  • Tend to write detailed notes
  • Like words that have interesting/unique meanings and backgrounds
  • Prefer written feedback for their work or performance
  • Enjoy using lists and ordering things into categories
  • Enjoy reading in their free time

Different Reading And Writing Techniques of Learning

It goes without saying that the notes you take need to be concise, clear, and accurate. Since read and write learners mainly rely on notes for the process of learning, in this part, we have compiled different strategies that can be useful for such learners. Read on to find out more about each one of them.

While there are many ways to take notes, Cornell’s notes is an efficient note-taking technique suggested for the reading and writing learning style. This method helps read and write learners better understand information and facilitates reviewing notes.

To organize your notes, you need to divide the page into four sections:

  • One small area at the top of the page where you can put your title and date.
  • Two main column areas at the center, one to write your notes on, and the other for keywords, comments, or questions.
  • The fourth (last) part is the area at the bottom that you shall use to write a short summary of that page after reviewing your notes.

This method encourages you to reflect on your notes by summarizing them, thus helping you understand and remember information better.

Mind mapping is another effective way to organize information in order to understand it better. You can use it to take notes while listening to a lecture, organize your ideas and information, review learning when preparing for an exam, and more. You start by putting the main idea in the center of the page ( the page should be in landscape orientation), adding arrows, speech bubbles, branches, and colors to further elaborate on the topic.

It would be best if you tried to draw quickly and clearly, with the intention to revisit your drawing to revise and better understand that information. Use different colors to classify and symbolize different things. Always try to leave some space on your page so that you can add to your mind mapping diagram.

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Many students tend to highlight or underline the main parts of a text and take notes in the page margins. This method of learning and note-taking enhances the understanding of a text. After reading it, you need to go back to the text and revise the main points of each paragraph, highlighting them and adding comments, summaries, or questions as annotations in the page margins on the side.

The highlighting and annotating technique helps you engage with the text by noting observations, words to look up, questions, or adding further clarifications and context to certain parts. You can highlight different parts in different colors but be careful not to overdo it as it can distract you when revising information.

In order to avoid writing down everything word for word when you take notes, it is recommended that you use abbreviations and symbols. You can abbreviate by leaving out most articles and conjunctions, shorten words by leaving out vowels or other letters, and use abbreviations and symbols for commonly used words and phrases. You may even come up with a few of your own and personalize them. Through abbreviation and symbol use, shortening words and sentences allow you to write down as much as possible as quickly as possible.

As we already established, people who use the read and write learning style primarily use reading and note-taking in order to learn. In addition to the strategies mentioned above for taking notes more effectively, below we present some general tips to help read and write learners retain information more easily.

  • Rewrite information into your own words
  • Translate charts, diagrams, graphs into words (or compose short explanations for them)
  • Write down main or key concepts and ideas
  • Write down instructions for every step of any process or procedure
  • Study alone in quiet areas to avoid distractions
  • Keeps lots of notes
  • Keep your notes organized with subheadings, bullet points, and lists
  • Use different colored pens and highlighters
  • Highlight keywords as you write
  • Make sure you include many details
  • Re-read your notes
  • Write notes to yourself in the margins
  • Rewrite your notes after class
  • Print out your notes for later review
  • Compare your notes with someone else’s
  • Post notes cards in visible places
  • Write exam answers
  • Practice with multiple-choice questions
  • Combine your handouts with your notes

Finding your learning style is crucial to making learning easier, more accessible, and more effective. If you could relate to what you read so far and are a read and write learner, we hope you use the strategies and tips we provided for a better learning experience. If you think your learning style may be a combination of more than one method, you can check our articles on the three other types of learning and find out what suits you best.

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How to Learn to Write by Reading

by Monica M. Clark | 47 comments

A pop-up bookstore opened up next to my job, full of used books. One antsy afternoon, I took a stroll around the store looking for anything on my “to-read” Goodreads list.

That’s when I found it: Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them . This helpful book shares how we can learn to write better by reading intentionally.

How to Learn to Write by Reading

I haven’t finished the book yet, but I’m already inspired and am dying to share what I’ve learned so far.

Read to Learn How to Write

No, really. Read to learn how to write.

Yes, a writer should read, out of principle. But Prose (that has to be a fake name, right?!) tells us we can actually learn how to write by reading . That's how people figured it out before workshops or writing conferences were available: by studying the craft of their predecessors.

One reason Prose likes this technique, compared to writing classes or workshops, for example, is that it focuses on writing done well rather than on everything you did wrong.

It seems so obvious, but this basic premise alone (to learn to write from reading) had an impact on me. It made me want to devour all the books on my list and engage in this purposeful reading.  It was exciting!

Read Closely

If you’re going to learn by reading, you’ll need to read closely. If you're excited about reading like me, you may be tempted to speed up.

Don’t do that. Don't speed up. Rather, slow down. Read every word. After all, Prose reminds us, words are the “raw material” from which literature is crafted. At the end of the day, good writing depends on a writer’s a skill in choosing one word instead of another.

Next time you read, ask yourself, what sort of information does each word choice convey? And more importantly, read the words that are written!

Keep the Greats Close

There are some writers that endure the test of time. I’m sure a few (probably the ones you like the most) immediately come to mind. Read these greats again and ask yourself,  why did they endure?

When you’re done, Prose suggests, keep these greats close to where you write. I really like this advice. By keeping the greats close at hand, you have at your fingertips a resource of sentences written by writers who have worked “to revise and polish them into gems.”

Prose suggests turning to these brilliant sentences when you feel like your writing is getting lazy or vague: “you can open such books anywhere and read a sentence that will move you to labor longer, try harder . . . until it’s something to be proud of instead of something you hope that the reader won’t notice.”

Reading Is the Best Way to Learn to Write

We know that as writers, it's important for us to read. But reading intentionally can help you discover the specific techniques and tricks your favorite authors use so that you can learn more and apply that knowledge immediately.

Pick up a great book and read!

Which writing greats will you keep close? Let me know in the comments .

Francine Prose dissects paragraphs from literature throughout Reading Like a Writer . Now it’s your turn!

For the next fifteen minutes , closely read the paragraphs below from Alice Munro’s “Dulse.” What choices did Munro make? What do we know about her heroine? How does she convey this information? Share your observations in the comments .

Below, I’ve shared some of Prose’s notes on this excerpt, which you can read after you complete the practice. 😉

At the end of the summer Lydia took a boat to an island off the southern coast of New Brunswick, where she was going to stay overnight. She had just a few days left until she had to be back in Ontario. She worked as an editor, for a publisher in Toronto. She was also a poet, but she did not refer to that unless it was something people knew already. For the past eighteen months she had been living with a man in Kingston. As far as she could see, that was over.

She had noticed something about herself on this trip to the Maritimes. It was that people were no longer so interested in getting to know her. It wasn’t that she had created such a stir before, but something had been there that she could rely on. She was forty-five, and had been divorced for nine years. Her two children had started on their own lives, though there were still retreats and confusions. She hadn’t gotten fatter or thinner, her looks had not deteriorated in any alarming way, but nevertheless she had stopped being one sort of woman and had become another, and she had noticed it on this trip.

A quick summary of Prose's notes on the excerpt:

  • “This is a compressed, complete, and painfully honest rendering of the complexities of a woman's entire life, her professional and romantic circumstances, her psychological state, as well as the point at which she stands along the continuum from the beginning of life to the end.”
  • The writer chooses to call the heroine by her first name, creating some intimacy.
  • In one sentence, we are informed about her romantic life and the undramatic resignation (“As far as she could see, that was over.”) with which our heroine looks back on eighteen months spent living with “a man in Kingston.”
  • We discover her age, marital status, and that she has two children.
  • How much verbiage could have been squandered in summarizing the periodic “retreats and confusions” that have stalled Lydia’s grown children in their progress toward adulthood?
  • The passage contradicts a form of “bad advice” often given young writers—show, don’t tell.

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Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading

Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading

Writing to Read is a new Carnegie Corporation report published by the Alliance for Excellent Education which finds that while reading and writing are closely connected, writing is an often-overlooked tool for improving reading skills and content learning. Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading identifies three core instructional practices that have been shown to be effective in improving student reading. Writing to Read is a part of a series of Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded reports intended to re-engineer literacy instruction across the curriculum to drive student achievement. The initial report, Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Readiness and corresponding reports were published in September 2009. Writing to Read is an extension of this work and provides practitioners with research-supported information about how writing improves reading while making the case for researchers and policymakers to place greater emphasis on writing instruction as an integral part of school curriculum.

Citation:  Graham, Steve, and Michael Hebert. Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve. Carnegie Corporation Time to Act Report . Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010. Print.

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Help students understand and express themselves

Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. 

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Create more independent learners .

Help students to study, revise, proofread and increase their understanding. Useful tools in Read&Write such as highlighters, voicenotes, vocab tools (allowing you to read what I type for example), audiomaker and more help students to study smarter, more independently and to a high standard.

Motivate students to learn

Struggling learners can use the tools in Read&Write to gain motivation and support to make progress in their learning. Helping them to express themselves with increased fluency and confidence. Helping to improve their reading and comprehension skills, and build their engagement in learning as a result.

Help students to study smarter

Provide students with digital resources to scaffold their learning. Vocabulary and definition resources, activities, study guides and MP3 versions of current resources are easily created with the tools in Read&Write.

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Help students with learning disabilities, literacy challenges and those students who have IEPs. Read&Write allows them to understand and engage with the content of every lesson alongside their peers.

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Text-to-speech: Read what I type including individual words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting.

Text & Picture Dictionaries: Provide definitions and display images to help with word comprehension.

Vocabulary List: Creates a list instantly into a new doc, including selected words, the dictionary definitions, images from Widgit Symbols, and an editable notes column.

Rewordify: simplifies the readability of text without changing the meaning. (Only available for Read&Write for Google Chrome)

Check It: Reviews writing for incorrect grammar, spelling (phonetic), capitalization, punctuation, verb tense and more.

Audio Maker: Converts selected text into an audio file, and automatically downloads.

Talk&Type: Turns the spoken word into text (unavailable for Read&Write for Mac users).

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