One of the unique characteristics of humans is the ability to grasp and comprehend ideas orally and verbally. We all know that the most effective way to refuel our minds and to be able to get a greater source of information is through reading.
“Read, read, and read.”
However, most children nowadays are having trouble when it comes to reading comprehension. This is because of the things that could distract them, and alarmingly, this is true with adults.
Here are some tips that could help you improve your reading
Start with a simple book or article that suits your level.
In reading, sometimes many get bored because they cannot follow the
author’s main point. This is maybe because of the difficulty of words that the
author is using.
When you are going to read something,
make sure that it really suits your level and interest. In that way, you can slowly
create your base and improve your pace in making reading as a daily habit.
Read in the right place and avoid distractions.
Reading in the right place does not mean that you are going
to find a cozy and fine area to open whatever book you have. Instead, you just
need to make sure that you can concentrate and will never be distracted by
anything especially gadgets.
When you are reading with your phone, make sure to put it in
a silent mode and turn off the notifications so that it will not bother you.
“Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team.”
Analyze what you read and ask ideas from the people above your level.
In reading, you do not just read
each word and know its meaning. You also need to work on your analysis of the
If you are having difficulty in
understanding it, try to ask opinions and ideas from the people who are above
your level and try to map out the possible things that might help you
understand the content better.
Take down notes and important details.
Sometimes we tend to be overwhelmed by what we are
reading that we often forgot some of the important details we need to keep.
Learn to annotate or you can have a separate notebook
to record your readings. It can be an important quote or summary of tips you
wish to reread. By doing that, if you would like to refresh what you got from a
good book, you do not need to read everything again. Check your notes and you’re
“One of the greatest gifts adults can give—to their offspring and to their society—is to read to children.”
Reading is not exclusive for those who are going to school (teachers and students). Everyone should read. It is for all those who wishes to upgrade their knowledge level about certain things. It is for those who wanted to understand more about the world.
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