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

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

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

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

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Skimming or scanning is a technique which involves just going through the text and becoming familiar with the text.

Doing this won't slow you down when you are confused or surprised but the text. Works best on non-fiction and novels.

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IMPROVE READING EFFICIENCY,SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW!!

IMPROVE READING EFFICIENCY,SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW!!

 • Highlight important words and passages so that you can find them again quickly.

 • Underline unfamiliar words or concepts . Ideally, look them up after reading the text to not interrupt your reading flow. 

 • Take breaks! If you’ve reached your reading goal.

 • Write down open questions /questions you like to discuss in class.

 • Revisit any words or concepts you didn’t understand and reread the respective passage with the new knowledge in mind. 

 • Visualize the main ideas.

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IMPROVE READING EFFICIENCY,SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW!!
  • Highlight important words and passages so that you can find them again quickly.
  • Underline unfamiliar words or concepts . Ideally, look them up after reading the text to not interrupt your reading flow.
  • Take breaks! If you’ve reached your reading goal.
  • Write down open questions /questions you like to discuss in class.
  • Revisit any words or concepts you didn’t understand and reread the respective passage with the new knowledge in mind.
  • Visualize the main ideas.

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