How do you read?

China
December 5, 2007 10:43pm CST
Reading is very useful to self study but How to read can get more information from the article? When i read i get little information when i finish it ,especially the matrial in english. what should i do can improve my reading effcientcy?
5 responses
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
9 Dec 07
i like to read and my best buddy when it comes to reading is my dictionary. When i read and i don't understand a word, i list it down plus its meaning and in my spare time i read back those words again. It really helped my comprehension and at the same time widen my vocabulary. Another trick also is i would usually say out loud what i'm reading, i observed i understand better when reading this way. Also, for those articles i don't fully understand in one reading, i just read it again and again until i finally able to understand the idea implied. Just read and read because practice makes perfect.
• China
13 Dec 07
Thanks for your response! It does much to help. Thanks again!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Reread the article, slowly, and pause now and then and think about what you have read. The best way to improve efficiency is to practice. Reread as many times as you have to in order to get the meaning.
• China
13 Dec 07
Thanks for your response!
• United States
6 Dec 07
Be more aware when you're reading, either out loud or in your head. I tend to read the same line over and over in my head when I don't get what it's saying, meaning I generally space out while reading the same line. Really try to remind yourself to focus on understanding what you're reading. Sometimes I read out loud; it's slower but more effective. Though I know a lot of people say when they read out loud, words just become words, so I stop for commas, intonation when reading out loud. Don't know if that helps. Are you reading for speed?
• China
13 Dec 07
I read for information not for speed,but it's better to read faster so that i can get more! Thank you for your response.
• Philippines
9 Dec 07
When I read an article, especially on newspapers I scan the article first, noting words/phrases that catch my attention, I read the article keeping in mind the noted words/phrases and at the same time asking the questions when, why, how and what, if you do this, the article becomes more interesting and you suddenly realize your "reason" for reading the article.
• China
6 Dec 07
i think u should put you heart into it