Reading by EYES or Reading by MOUTH???

@chowee (517)
Philippines
December 8, 2010 8:31pm CST
I am a student in college for.I can still remember when i was in grade school, That my teacher told us that to read by eyes rather that mouth because you can absorbed what you are reading when you read through eyes because eyes is near in the brain compared to the mouth??? Is this true????Is this the correct explanation for this??? Me as a student i don believe in this because for me, i can absorb what i am reading when i will say it and i can hear it in short using my mouth. You which do you prefer.??
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Dec 10
Hi chowee, Reading aloud makes me comprehend more the contents of what is being read. However, it affects my reading speed. I tend to lag behind in my pages as compared to silent reading. Skimming the pages has its disadvantages too. It sacrifices details, things being missed that may be important such as a punctuation that affects the meaning of the whole paragraph. Nowadays, I prefer silent reading when reading for leisure. I usually average forty pages per hour on a good stretch. When reading important documents, I always spend a minute or two on one single page before doing anything else.
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@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 10
For me, reading by eyes is the best. I usually read in my heart instead of saying it out loud..just me I guess. I feel that is more useful for me :)
@chowee (517)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
maybe people have different strategies.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 10
Very true. Do whatecer as long as it helps and works for you :)
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
4 Mar 11
Hi. chowee. I prefer reading by my eyes. I can think clearly when I am deciphering it this way. Reading silently with my eyes opened, makes it so much more easier for me to concentrate better.
• Philippines
11 Dec 10
She just said that because if you all will read by mouth, you all will be noisy. I hate it when my seat mates read aloud by mouth! I cannot concentrate in what I'm reading! People who read by mouth are noisy and they like little kids reading.
@heyshel (24)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
I don't know if that explanation is true but based from my experience, reading by my eyes is more effective for me than reading by my mouth because I am more concentrated and focused on what I am reading when using my eyes. I don not get distracted because my eyes are focused on the reading material. However, I also find reading by my mouth useful especially when my attention is easily distracted by noises/sounds. By reading aloud, I only hear myself and I regain my focus and continue to concentrate on what I am reading. :)
• China
10 Dec 10
for me, I would rather read by eyes. every time while I am reading by mouth, I would always forget what I am reading. the noise makes me distracted.
@hushi22 (4941)
9 Dec 10
it depends on the person. in my case i prefer reading with my eyes. it's like i capture every word. my cousin prefers reading by mouth. she is more linguistic than me. i am more visual than her.
@lady1993 (17679)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
I didn't really know that before- I always read with my eyes though, but when I'm in a crowded and noisy place I read with my mouth because I can't focus anymore.. But my teacher also said that reading with eyes is a good practice, although she didn't say why..and yes, eyes is much closer to the brain..
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
9 Dec 10
For me reading by mouth is the best way to understand the thing easily.The reason for that is more interesting : When we read by mouth we are doing three process at the same time.ie; We are reading,We are hearing and we are concentrating (not distracted by other noises).Interesting but I should say that it is the fact.
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
well, since i was a kid i am used in reading with my eyes..I don't know about what is bes about reading through your mouth or eyes, but for me i can easily understand what i'm reading when i read with my eyes
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
9 Dec 10
well, in my opinion, i feel that each person has their own way of reading and absorbing. i'm similar to you in the sense that i can remember better if i read it loud. but if it's for reading fast or just skimming through something, i feel that reading by eyes is faster rather than reading out loud, possibly because whatever our eyes sees, that message is sent to the brain first through the nerves so that we know what we're seeing. and then, we read out loud...confusing hehehe but it's something like that.
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
Reading by saying the words works for me than reading by eyes because it makes me more focus and awake, but most of my bookish friends read by eyes. Well, what your college professor told you makes sense for me because what you see is what your brain interprets. So maybe your prof is correct.:)
• Singapore
9 Dec 10
Different people have different preferences. For me, I prefer scanning it with my eyes and saying it out loud in my heart. For some people, reading it by mouth is better as the ears register the sound and it goes right into the mind and they remember better using that technique. You actually are free to use any method, so long as it doesn't disrupt what you're studying.
9 Dec 10
hhhmmm there is no right or wrong explanation for it really. it depends upon the person. if he/ she absorbs more with reading by mouth then he/she should or vice versa
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
for me ready by mouth is the best way to understand what you are reading it will also give you the opportunity to practice your pronoun cation as well as your mastery in reading. you can absorb the lesson you want to know not just in reading but also through hearing it.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 10
Hi, For me, when I was in my primary school, I would read by mouth, when I did any revision for my subjects, i will read out all the sentences,then i helped me to memorize easier. But as I grew up,the habit has changed, I read by eyes. I don't really read out all the sentences,instead , I am using my eyes to read and try to memorize what I am reading.
@shaggin (36846)
• United States
9 Dec 10
When we learn to read we learn to read outloud. When we get older we learn to read silently with our eyes. I cannot stand when I see adults reading a book out loud to themselves. Its like jeez didnt you ever learn to read silently. It interrupts other people. If I am reading directions and have to really concentrate sometimes I will say the directions outloud but if I was just sitting reading a regular book then I would NEVER read it outloud.