In which way can we improve our reading?

July 13, 2010 8:41am CST
usually most of the subjects that we read, in one or the other way get washed out from our memory.What can we do to avoid such a problem?
3 responses
• India
29 Jul 10
While I am reading books usually what I do is firstly,I read the books for two or three times and then I write the notes.After that I read that notes and memorize it.In this way it helps me to remember very easily.
• Australia
19 Jul 10
To answer your question I would need to ask you two questions. Q1 - Are you interested in the subject you are reading about? What I've found is that if the subject matter holds no real interest for me I tend to push it to one side and get onto something that does interest me. Why waste time on it if it isn't essential reading. If you have to read the material for scholastic or work purposes, go on to question two. Q2 - Is the material you are reading regarding the subject written in a way that captures your attention and retains your interest. If the answer to this question is no, try to think of ways that it could have been written to make it more interesting. Could it have been told in story form such as in the 'One Minute Manager' series of books? Or could the information have been written in a simpler form or more basic way or by use of bullet points, etc. By 'rewriting' the material it will help you to grasp and retain the key information. Hope this helps.
• United States
13 Jul 10
I'm not quite sure if I get the question. I suppose you are trying to study or memorize something. When I do so, I try to write some notes to organize things. It actually helps me remember. Perhaps some keywords to help me understand them more. Also, when enumerating, I try to think of ways to help me remember. For example, ROY G BIV for the colors of the rainbow. I't sure you can find more interesting ways. :)