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Text-to-Speech: Listen to your Articles and/or Textbook Chapters:
Suggest using the Text-to-speech for:
Pre-class preparation reading
Reading & re-reading of lengthy class readings
Reading lengthy journal/scholarly articles
Quick reading while multitasking at home
This tool is especially useful for users who:
Have different learning styles (prefer aural methods of processing information)?
Are English language learners?
Are parents that multitask?
Have difficult schedules, such as commuters, or those that work multiple jobs?
Want to take ownership over their own learning processes?
Have a disability (ex. dyslexia) but do not have an accommodation through DRS?
The Text-to-Speech is a great tool for “Extensive reading”, such as rapid reading of large quantities of textbook chapters, long scholarly articles, etc. for general understanding, with the focus generally on the overall meaning.
What this Tool does NOT do well: “Intensive reading”, which includes focused reading and learning in detail.