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Useful Technology – Reading
• Small pdf http://smallpdf.com/ (works on Windows, Mas and
Linux)
1. Convert and edit all your PDF files. Enables you to customize documents
(font size, double space, highlight etc –FREE)
• Adobe reads Powerpoint documents allowed
• Text to Speech software http://www.natural
readers.com/index.html
(Windows and Mac versions –FREE to download and use. Compatible with PDF,
Word and Web pages, can change speaker and reading speed)
• Claroread – reads text aloud (now available on every pc in
the library)
Other considerations
• Be flexible – use different reading techniques for specific purposes
• Take regular breaks
• Become familiar with the library –particularly your subject librarian
http://www.gold.ac.uk/library/subject-support/
• It is not all about speed of reading – comprehension is the key!

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Successful reading strategies (part 3)

  • 1. Useful Technology – Reading (Image taken from https://www.pexels.com/royalty-free-images/
  • 2. Useful Technology – Reading • Small pdf http://smallpdf.com/ (works on Windows, Mas and Linux) 1. Convert and edit all your PDF files. Enables you to customize documents (font size, double space, highlight etc –FREE) • Adobe reads Powerpoint documents allowed • Text to Speech software http://www.natural readers.com/index.html (Windows and Mac versions –FREE to download and use. Compatible with PDF, Word and Web pages, can change speaker and reading speed) • Claroread – reads text aloud (now available on every pc in the library)
  • 3. Other considerations • Be flexible – use different reading techniques for specific purposes • Take regular breaks • Become familiar with the library –particularly your subject librarian http://www.gold.ac.uk/library/subject-support/ • It is not all about speed of reading – comprehension is the key!

Editor's Notes

  1. Word for Mac Adobe for Powerpoint –view –read out loud Ease of access centre also allows you to customize
  2. Subject librarians are familiar with the sources you will require/will elp you find them