Life Hack: How to Get Your Phone to Read Your Textbook Back To You

If you have ever struggled with the sheer volume of academic reading assignments, this tutorial can help you stay on top of your reading assignments.

This is a tutorial on how to use a phone’s built in accessibility features to read your textbook out loud to you. This comes in handy when you have a lot of reading for school! You can use this feature while you walk to class, or commute, or even if you’re washing the dishes. The robotic voice is not the best, but it gets the job done, and you can speed it up and slow it down as well. I would often listen to a chapter on my commute, then go back and look at the headings and take a few notes to make sure I remembered everything. Students in sports: you can listen while you wait for practice to start, or during boring drills or solitary work. Nobody needs to know what you’re listening to – and hearing some of the reading is better than nothing!

Hope that’s helpful!