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Growing up in church, I've found a consistent problem common among Christians after reading the bible. Whether we encounter a riveting Psalm, or an inspirational Parable, many people in the Church have difficulty remembering what we have read. Out of the people who do remember what they read, many of these people do not deeply understand the deeper implications of what they have read. As a result, we do not carry the virtues we have read on Sunday into the weekdays. 

The difficulty in remembering may very well be linked to our lack of reflection of what we read. Whenever we read, there's many possible reasons as to why spiritual people do not reflect: Reflection is too hard because it utilizes too much mental resources, it makes people feel extremely uncomfortable, or because reflection is just something that flies over people's heads. However, regardless of the reason, we all share the same passion to remember what we read. So even though we have a desire to do so, why can't we carry out the desire to remember? 

Thus, using the critical design framework, I designed an unconventional bookmark object to challenge the status quo of a normal bookmark called the Memory-Mark. Not only can the Memory-Mark keep track of the last page read, but it also gets the reader to actively think about the text of a book, and encourages the reader to engage in the general act of self-reflection. 

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