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How to Read Faster and Have More Study Time

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How to Read Faster and Have More Study Time
If your studies as an adult student involve a lot of reading, how do you find the time to get it all done? You learn to read faster. We have tips that are easy to learn. These tips are not the same as speed reading, although there is some crossover.

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Tip 1: Read Only the First Sentence of the Paragraph

Tip 1: Read Only the First Sentence of the Paragraph

Writers often use it to convey the paragraph' subject.

Note, however, that you may miss details, especially so in literature books.

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Tip 2: Skip to the Last Sentence of the Paragraph

It often wraps up the thought expressed and provides a connection to the next paragraph.

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Tip 3: Read Phrases

After skimming first and last sentences and deciding to read a paragraph, move your eyes quickly over each line and look for phrases and key words. 

Your mind will automatically fill in the words in between.

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Tip 4: Ignore the Little Words

Ignore small words like: it, to, a, an, and, be… 

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Tip 5: Look for Key Points

You are probably already aware of the key words in the subject you're studying. Focus your time on the material around those key points.

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Tip 6: Mark Key Thoughts in the Margins

If the book is yours, mark key thoughts in the margins. Makes reviewing easier.

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Tip 7: Use All the Tools Provided - Lists, Bullets, Sidebars

Those normally contain key information.

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Tip 8: Take Notes for Practice Tests

 Write important information as questions alongside their page number so you can check your answers if necessary. These will serve as practice test.

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Tip 9: Read With Good Posture

Good posture helps you stay awake and read longer. If reading puts you to sleep read sitting up.

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Tip 10: Practice, Practice, Practice

Try reading quickly when you are not pressured with a deadline. Over time you will get faster.

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10 Tips For Faster Reading

  1. Read Only the First Sentence of the Paragraph: Often used to convey the paragraph' subject. In doing so you may miss details, especially in literature books.
  2. Skip to the Last Sentence of the Paragraph: It often wraps up the thought expressed and provides a connection to the next paragraph.
  3. Read Phrases: After skimming first and last sentences and deciding to read a paragraph, move your eyes quickly over each line and look for phrases and key words. Your mind can fill in the words in between.
  4. Ignore the Little Words: Ignore small words like it, to, a, an, and, be…
  5. Look for Key Point: if you are aware of the keywords in the subject you're studying. Focus your time on the material around those key points.
  6. Mark Key Thoughts in the Margins: Makes reviewing easier.
  7. Use All the Tools Provided: Lists, bullets and sidebars normally contain key information.
  8. Take Notes for Practice Tests: Write important information as questions alongside their page numbers so you can check your answers if necessary. These will serve as practice test.
  9. Read With Good PostureI: Good posture helps you stay awake and read longer. If reading puts you to sleep read sitting up.
  10. Practice: Try reading quickly when you are not pressured with a deadline. Over time you will get faster.

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