How to find the best online reading material
A new study has revealed how to best find the books that will give you the most pleasure reading online.
The study, published in the journal Cognitive Psychology, revealed that while it’s possible to find many books that are just as good as those that you would find in print, the way you search for books online is not always the best way to find what you want.
“People who search online tend to search for content that is easy to read, which is an important ingredient in our reading experience,” said lead author Dr. Michael J. Toth, a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota.
“While it may be easier to browse for information online, it’s also more difficult to find something that is good for your mind and body.”
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For the study, researchers tested readers’ ability to identify the books they liked, as well as whether they liked them for the stories they read.
After choosing a book from a list of 30, the researchers divided readers into two groups, one who had been asked to complete an online survey and another who had not.
Each group was asked to read a short story or a book about a famous person or event.
In the first group, the story was chosen by the reader to be a source of personal connection to the book, and the book was then presented as a book that is very good for memory.
In the second group, each reader was asked only to identify what the book would be like to read and how much he/she would like to spend on the book.
The study found that, as long as readers had been given the chance to rate the story on a scale of 1-10, the reader in the first reading group would find the story very enjoyable.
But the same group of readers would find this book less enjoyable than the book in the second reading group.
However, after reading the story again, the second readers were much less likely to find it enjoyable than those who had read it again.
“It’s not that they didn’t want to read it,” said Dr. Tith.
“It’s that they were not able to make the connection to read the story and experience the story.”
The second group was also asked to find out what kind of reading experience they would have with the story.
They were then given an online questionnaire, which asked them to rate their reading experience with the book on a 0-10 scale, which ranged from extremely good to extremely bad.
This is where the research revealed a surprising finding: the second groups readers did find the second story much less enjoyable.
According to Dr. J. David Kagan, one of the co-authors of the study and a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the study suggests that readers who are not able or willing to read stories they find interesting tend to be more likely to want to spend money on the books.
“The people who read for pleasure, they spend money,” he said.
If you want to be the most successful readers online, Dr. Kagan advises, you should focus on reading for pleasure.