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.
With so many colleges and universities to choose from, students need all the help they can get in deciding which one fits their future plans. Planning Ahead: A Guide to Metro Manila’s Finest Colleges and Universities,a groundbreaking project of AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center, can help students arrive at the best decision.
First published in 2000, the updated 2012 edition includes all relevant information about the best colleges and universities in Metro Manila, sourced from the institutions themselves as well as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The first book of its kind in the country, Planning Ahead aims to guide parents and incoming college students in choosing the right university according to the course they intend to take. It provides a range of useful information from course offerings with corresponding career tracks, facilities, and scholarship programs to estimated tuition fees, history, and other significant details.
The book includes the profiles of the following institutions: Assumption College, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University in Manila, Mapua Institute of Technology, Miriam College, San Beda College, Saint Scholastica’s College, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, and University of Santo Tomas.
Planning Ahead is now available at participating National Bookstore outlets in Metro Manila.