Reading

What Is It About Old Books?

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Books, College, Dictionary, Nostalgia, Reading, Writing | 0 comments

I just looked up the spelling of “gratuitous” in my freshman English dictionary: Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, a Merriam-Webster, based on Webster’s New International Dictionary, second edition.  Copyright, 1956, the same year I bought it. The spine is held together with clear plastic packing tape.  I love this old dictionary. Maybe you’re wondering (probably not) why I haven’t replaced it, bought a new one, or how I function with a dictionary that is 56 years old. I muddle through with online help and spell checker, but they don’t give me comfort like  my Merriam-Webster.  I just...

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7 Ways To Teach Yourself Anything

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Leadership, Personal Development, Reading, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is important to be a self-learner, because change in the world is accelerating. We can no longer rely on our formal education to serve us as we speed through our careers.  We cannot act as if our education is a vaccination that protects us from the toils and snares of life and career. We must become self-learners.  These steps will help you increase your knowledge: Read. If you’re new to self-directed learning, there is no better place to start than reading.  Target your learning area.  Research sources for the information you seek.  The Internet opens the entire world of knowledge for us.  If...

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