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Digital reading, as opposed to print reading, has its pros and cons. Some students still prefer to read the printed copy in spite of the ease and convenience promised by digital readers. However, more educational institutions are beginning to adapt to digital tools for education like AHEAD Tutorial and Review Center.

The problem with reading from an electronic gadget, as some students would say, is that it’s so difficult to focus and absorb anything they read from a screen. Even if they recognize the “green” benefits presented by using e-readers instead of printed books, these students would prefer to read hard copy instead for fear of not retaining readingassignments.

On the other hand, reading from a digital screen can develop a student’s multi-tasking abilities. Students who are used to reading ebooks may eventually become adept at navigating from one page to the next, easily finding related subjects with a few swipes and clicks. It can enhance a reader’s resourcefulness, which would be very useful in research requirements.

Students would still need to practice caution and discipline as they begin to cope with going digital. The ease of navigating and browsing through pages can just as easily cause the reader to stray from the topic at hand. Right now, it would be wiser to still read the printed copy for certain materials, and use digital reading for the rest.

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