Via my kannada blog and here, I came across another language transliteration software – named Quillpad (kannada). I have been pretty much using Baraha - a desktop software where you would type in english and transliterate to a regional language (kannada, in my case); export to html and copy unicode text to my blog. However, Quillpad – a webtool, seems to be very handy while you are already online and don’t need to go through export image/text etc., thank you Bachodi.
October 28, 2006 6:13 am
I read an article on Times of India via Mindscope about cutting pills into pieces might have drastic effects. I remember during my childhood, our people around used to cut the tabs into halves and of doctors had suggest that as well. I think TOI article needs to provide evidences or actual survey numbers and be specific on the side effects. Agreed, one of the issues with cutting some pills into pieces causes rough edges and takes the coating away – that might damage the intestine as mentioned the same article.
I have even noticed a pill slicer product at the local Walgreens store when I was there recently. That means, it should probably be ok. Ah well, some one mentioned and I realized not to cut or crush was due to the bitterness it gives while we swallow it specally when you open up a capsule and put the powder in water or milk. Anyways, as always, there are mixed opinions on this topic.
“According to experts, over 80% of people have a habit of crushing tablets to help patients, especially children and the elderly, take their medicines. However, doctors say the trend is alarming and dangerous. Not only does crushing pills alter the effect of the drug, it can also affect the way the drug is released or absorbed, possibly causing serious side effects. “
I was reading one of the books recently and apparently started reading the introduction section. I usually don’t read the introduction or preface section, although I sometimes skim through the back page to see some comments written by others authors. I started doing this couple of years ago when I heard someone saying that we should be able to know what to expect from the book when we read other’s comments and how it helped them to make the comments they have made.
I think I am glad I started with an intro section this time. It was very crisp and concise on what to expect out of that book. Well, the author had also narrated the SQ3R reading method that got me excited for learning something more. I later on came across few more resources for SQ3R method .
SQ3R – Survey -Query – Read – Review – Recite.
Survey the document: scan the contents, introduction, chapter introductions and chapter summaries to pick up a shallow overview of the text. Form an opinion of whether it will be of any help. If it does not give you the information you want, discard it.
Query: Make a note of any questions on the subject that come to mind, or particularly interest you following your survey.
Read through useful sections in detail, taking care to understand all the points that are relevant. Mark or make notes while reading the material.
Review: run through it in your mind several times.
Now Recite the material looking at the notes or try to answer your questions in your mind or on paper.
I think these 5 steps makes us better understand the material and read it to retain the information and not just for the sake of reading. I agree, i have some books but not really remember much of it at the same time there are few books I have read and can’t fort