do you read a book silently or read with a low voice

India
March 3, 2007 9:20pm CST
I usually read books silently but sometiems i start reading them with a low voice. reading with some voice out i think this helps us listen what we are reading so it goes in our mind two times instead of one time when we read silently. how do you read and what do you think about it?
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Funny you should mention it, but sometimes, when I am not thinking and I'm reading a book for school that I find really really boring, I'll start to say, "And... Danny... Did... Not... Like... Jessica...."
@ragmama (536)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I never read aloud, although I certainly don't see anything wrong with it if it helps you absorb what you're reading. I've also found that as I grow older, I need a more quiet atmosphere for reading. I used to be able to read anywhere and everywhere - but now if I'm in a noisy environment, I find myself reading and re-reading the same line several times. Very frustrating!
• United States
4 Mar 07
I read silently unless I'm reading my school text books I read with a low voice so that I retain the information better.
• India
4 Mar 07
even i prefer reading books in a low vol coz it increases our concentration......... n i tend to read faster by that way........
• United States
4 Mar 07
I like to read silently, but sometimes I find that I have to read a sentence or two aloud for it to make sense, LOL. Then I go back to reading silently.
• Pakistan
4 Mar 07
well thats right reading with a low voice enables us tou understand wht we r reading but i sometimes do start reading with a loud voice and that cause harm because my mom scolds me lolz and yes with a loud voice i cant understand wht i was reading
@patgalca (14308)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Mar 07
I usually read silently to myself but if I find I am having trouble understanding what I am reading I will read it aloud. I will read it a couple of times silently and then find myself having to read it aloud to get the gist of what I am reading. Sometimes it is because I am distracted by several different things going on around me, or sometimes it is just my mind not being able to focus on what I am reading. That happens to people with fibromyalgia. It's called fibro fog. With my own writing I always read it aloud. I have to read it aloud to hear if it sounds right or not.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I read silently unless there is a part I really think that is funny. If it is really funny I like to actually hear it out loud so then I read out loud.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I'm a speed reader so I read silently. Silence helps keep me concentrated on my reading. I think it's out of force of habit. Some kids were trained to read aloud, so they got the habit of actually hearing themselves which in a way aids comprehension. Nice that you brought this up. Happy reading!
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
i usually read books, i read them without voice, coz i think i understand them more if i read them using my eyes and my mind.
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I have a tendancy to read outloud to myself but in a quiet voice so only I can hear. I find it helps me to understand what I am reading bettert han not reading out loud.
@Darkwing (21588)
4 Mar 07
I find it better to be in a quiet room and read silently. My mind absorbs the story better that way. If I speak the words, they seem to be escaping from my mind, and I find them difficult to absorb. Brightest Blessings.