Learning as a reader

 

Information is more commonly formatted for the writer and not for the reader. What might seem logical and educational from the writers perspective, usually either lacks the right contexts to be useful for the reader or repeats information for the reader that they already know.

If it is too wordy it gets boring, but if it contains conclusions without it being evident how, the information is hard to follow.

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Diagram of the balance between challenge and skill level and how it corresponds to different emotions.

Making something informative is a constant balance between introducing new information, and presenting the new information in relation to information that the reader already knows.

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