Table of Contents
- 1 ‘How to Read Faster: Reading’ is a skill activity.
- 2 1.Decide the Purpose : Why are you going to read a text
- 3 2. Read with Concentration
- 4 3. Keep a finger below words
- 5 4. Increase span of vision(Read more words at a time)
- 6 5. Don’t Vocalize the Words
- 7 6. Use Mind maps
- 8 How to read for better Understanding.
- 9 What Shakespeare had said is Right.
- 10 A Secret Method of Reading History
‘How to Read Faster: Reading’ is a skill activity.
The first thing we should know that why to read? What you will get after reading faster? What are the key points you should note down while reading?
1.Decide the Purpose : Why are you going to read a text
Decide first, what do you want to learn after reading, if your target is to learn only particular concepts then you can skip some parts and focus on the most relevant topic you want to learn. This will help you to read faster. But some concepts need previous knowledge, in such cased you should prefer entire texts .
2. Read with Concentration
To have good reading speed , you must have high level concentration , I mean , you should have ability to defeat distractions , distractions can be of any form . It can be from your internal mind or from atmosphere around you .
You and read faster, if you have high level concentration. I mean, should develop focus.
3. Keep a finger below words
If you keep a finger (or pen or pencil) below the words, this will help your eyes to locate faster, and it increased concentration power and enhances your ability to read faster.
4. Increase span of vision(Read more words at a time)
If you want to read more words at a time , then you should increase you ability to see more words at a time.
I mean fix your eyes at the centre of a sentence or at middle word of a line and then look words near by to it .
This means you should practice eye fixation. To read faster, this is one of the most effective techniques to look at more words at a time. We call it peripheral vision.
5. Don’t Vocalize the Words
Most of us have a habit to vocalize the words either silently (in mind ) or loudly. This slows the speed of reading. So I recommend you, don’t do so. Only see the words and go-ahead to the next part of the texts. Sometimes, unknowingly, your mind may vocalize the words, to avoid this, while doing silent reading, you can speak ‘Ga-re-sa’ or anything meaningless words in your mind.
This will stop your mind to vocalize the texts . And this way , you can read faster.
6. Use Mind maps
Use mind maps for reading. You can underline the main phrase or paragraphs or keywords. This will help you to read faster.
How to read for better Understanding.
Just recall a recent film you have just watched. Try to recall the story. You could recall the events or incidents that happened at the last, in the middle, and in the beginning. This happened because our mind could remember only the events which took place in the middle, in the beginning, and at the last. (To read faster with the understanding, we need to follow these principles)
This can be applied for Reading also. Divide full lesson into several small parts. For example if there are several paragraphs in lessons, after every paragraph, take pause and recall what you have studied in that paragraph.
Make questions for those small paragraphs. Making questions for your read part will help you to understand it. You can read exercise questions before you begin to read questions.
You will experience the magnetic power of your brain. Your subconscious mind will keep searching for the answer to those questions you have already read before beginning to read. this will help you to read faster.
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Underline the key words (main words). Find the meaning of new words from a dictionary and write their meaning on the same page. Picture2
If a paragraph has so many new words, then find meaning of few words and few words meaning find in next reading.
What Shakespeare had said is Right.
Shakespeare had said, “A perfect drama needs ten practices.” This great principle can be applied to read faster any text also .
This same phenomenon can be applied in the field of education also. I remember a real story. There was the boy who was sharp and intelligent. He joined group tuition. His teacher was not explaining to him very well.
He used to say,” Read this lesson again and again.” The boy was very obedient and innocent. He used to read every lesson again and again. Because of which he could remember on which page, which sentence is given. His memory increased. His mastery of the subject developed. He started bringing 1st or 2nd Rank. Even today also that boy, credit of his success, gives to his teacher who used to say to him, “Read lessons again and again.”
You will notice that every time , you will read faster than previous time.
While we read history, we need to create a scene in our minds. Guess the consequence of every event. See how historical events are correlated with each other. For example, if you read one passage, create its scene in your mind. Imagine the situation as it is happening now and you are recording a video of it. You are the observer of the event. And then before you go to the next paragraph first, imagine what can be the following event. For example, read the following passage on History.
The immediate cause for World War 1 was the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the throne of Austria and Hungary. The assassination was planned by a Serbian terrorist group, called The Black Hand and the man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip.
On August 4 1914, the German troops marched on France and the route they took went through Belgium. Since Britain had agreed to maintain the neutrality of Belgium, they immediately declared war on Germany.
British and Germany forces first fought at the Battle of Mons in Belgium. This was the first of many battles between Britain and Germany on the Western Front and is when World War 1 started for Britain.
After reading the above three passages, you must have understood that how all these events are interconnected with each other.
While writing ‘How to read faster ‘ , I have done research and practised on my own , this article is the result of rigorous hard work I have done , so please read it and share it with all people who want to read faster.