- Read Only the First Sentenceof the Paragraph: Often used to convey the paragraph' subject. In doing so you may miss details, especially in literature books.
- Skip to the Last Sentenceof the Paragraph: It often wraps up the thought expressed and provides a connection to the next paragraph.
- 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.
- Ignore the Little Words:Ignore small words like it, to, a, an, and, be…
- 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.
- Mark Key Thoughtsin the Margins: Makes reviewing easier.
- Use All the Tools Provided: Lists, bullets and sidebars normally contain key information.
- 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.
- Read With Good PostureI: Good posture helps you stay awake and read longer. If reading puts you to sleep read sitting up.
- Practice: Try reading quickly when you are not pressured with a deadline. Over time you will get faster.
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How to Read Faster and Have More Study Time
- Tip 1: Read Only the First Sentence of the Paragraph
- Tip 2: Skip to the Last Sentence of the Paragraph
- Tip 3: Read Phrases
- Tip 4: Ignore the Little Words
- Tip 5: Look for Key Points
- Tip 6: Mark Key Thoughts in the Margins
- Tip 7: Use All the Tools Provided - Lists, Bullets, Sidebars
- Tip 8: Take Notes for Practice Tests
- Tip 9: Read With Good Posture
- Tip 10: Practice, Practice, Practice
- 10 Tips For Faster Reading