How Books Can Improve Reading Experience, And Should We Trade Our Books?

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Books have been around for a substantial amount of time, but new technology now provides an advanced type of book called the ebook. The ebook does everything a normal book does, except instead of the words being on paper the words are on a digital screen. The e-reader does have other capabilities than just being a book, it can download other useful apps that can help you through your day. The question is are these other capabilities hurting or helping the reading experience, and should we trade our paper books for ebooks. Comprehension and connection, durability, and health benefits are reasons to keep your traditional books.
Better comprehension is done when reading traditional books instead of electronic books. “ A new study in Europe
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A book review would be better because you would have had a greater comprehension of what the author was trying to portray. Better connection to a text is done with traditional books instead of ebooks. “In this study, we found that paper readers did report higher on measures having to do with empathy and transportation and immersion, and narrative coherence, than iPad readers,” said Anne Mangen of Stavanger University in Norway, an author of the study, according to The Guardian.” (Bushak 6). Reading with a physical book gives a better experience of reading to the reader, and if ebook readers are not getting that full experience than reading could transform into more of a tasking activity instead of a joyful hobby. Being able to connect to the story makes for better book recommendations. Better book recommendations are made when you are able to connect to the story more because the books will either relate and touch you personally, or not which would help someone decide whether they enjoyed the book or not. “Mangen sees a relationship between reading comprehension and one’s ability to mentally reconstruct a text: “. . . the fixity of text printed on paper supports a reader’s construction of the spatial representation of the text by providing unequivocal and fixed spatial cues for text memory and recall” (Tanner 6). In simpler terms Mangen views that being able to see if the text is one the right or left page, top or bottom of page, and any
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