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Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension | Episode 20

by Kevin Patton

TAPP Radio Episode 20

Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension

Quick Take

0:43 | How many genes in the human genome?
4:12 | Free book of brain facts
6:50 | Expand the reach of this podcast
10:23 | Featured topic: Why students should read A&P terms out loud
20:57 | Binge much?

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1 | Number of Genes in the Human Genome

3.5 minutes

New research increases the number of coding genes in the human genome up from around 19,000 or so genes to just over 21,000 genes.


2 | Free Book of Brain Facts

2.5 minutes


A great summary of basic concepts of neuroscience (with great pictures).

  • Brain Facts (from Society of Neuroscience; has links to low- and high-resolution PDFs, audio files of previous editions, and requests for free print versions for educators)


3 | Expanding the World of TAPP Radio

3.5 minutes

I ask your help to spread the news and share this podcast with others who might be interested. Or complete strangers. Okay, maybe just folks you know who are actual A&P teachers or have related interests.


4 | Reading Key Terms Out Loud Helps Reading A&P

10 minutes

man reading

It sounds wacky, for sure, but reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension.


4 | Use Your Summer to Binge Listen to the Whole TAPP Radio Series!

1 minute

Even if you’ve already heard them all, it’s worth your while to listen again, starting at Episode 1 and working your way through. If you know you’ve missed some previous episodes, that’s an even better reason to binge!

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Last updated: February 24, 2023 at 16:12 pm

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