Improving Reading confidence
As a student you are faced with the need to read a lot of information. You will not get the mainly out of the time you assign for studying if you read incompetently. Here are some ways you can get better your reading facility.
- Do your heaviest reading assignments when you are most alert. A physical task takes more time to achieve when you are tired. The same is true for a analysis task.
- Focus on what you are reading. Your reading will be slowed if you are abstracted. Distractions can be exterior such as a TV playing, or internal such as perturbing about something you have to do the next day.
- Look over the reading fabric before you begin reading. You can quickly scan a page by looking for headings, bullet points, and things in bold. As you do this you may find that there is some text you can skip.
- Avoid reading word by word. Try to read blocks of words. Your eyes can take in four to five words at a time. Work on increasing the number of words you can read at a time.
- Don’t utter each word in your head as you read it. The action of pronouncing words, even if not aloud, slows you down.
- Use a pen or pencil or even your finger as a pacer. Your eyes and brain will try to keep up with the pace you set. You can work on growing your pace of appraisal.
- Avoid straining your eyes. Reading with inadequate light, at an painful angle, or in bed lying down can result in eye fatigue that will slow your reading or cause you to stop for periods of time. irregular your eyes from time to time can help ease eyestrain.
- Try not to let your eyes stay in the same place on the page for too long. Move on at any time you find yourself stuck.
- Don’t use a ballpoint. If you do, you are likely to pay too much attention to everything on the page.
- Avoid going back to read amazing unless absolutely required. Rereading interrupts your reading flow and slows you down. You can always go back later to appraisal material.
- Focus on key words in the sentences. You can read more confidently by quickly moving past conjunction (e.g., and), prepositions (e.g., as), and articles (e.g., a).