Here’s another tip taken from my (soon to be wildly popular) eBook called iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques
Be More Selective
I’m not talking about your friends, dating choices or voting record here. This feature is also not unique to the iPad and doesn’t work everywhere, but it’s worthwhile when it does. Double-tap and hold on a word to select it and then drag to extend the selection to additional words on either side of the selected word. Most folks touch and hold on a word, choose “Select” from the pop-up menu, then try to adjust the blue grab handles to extend the selection to additional words. Want to quickly select an entire paragraph? Tap any editable text in the chosen paragraph rapidly four times. You’ll highlight the whole paragraph.