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What is hyper reading? Part I

Watch Prof. Philipp Schweighauser discuss online reading and outline James Sosnoski’s first 5 strategies of hyper reading.

When reading online texts on computers, we typically engage in hyper reading. This way of reading has probably become the dominant or at least the most frequently used reading strategy for most of us.

The drastic change that this shift in our reading habits represents may have a profound transforming effect on our cognitive capacities in general. In this video Philipp Schweighauser outlines the first five of James Sosnoski’s eight different hyper reading strategies: filtering, skimming, pecking, imposing, and filming.

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