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How to Read Faster: 7 Easy Steps to Master Speed Reading, Reading Comprehension & Learn Fast Reading

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      Introduction - How to Read Faster


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      Chapter 1 - Step 1: Understand the Fundamentals of Speed Reading


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      Chapter 2 - Step 2: Identify Common Reading Problems


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      Chapter 3 - Step 3: Investigate Reading Difficulties of Young Learners


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      Chapter 4 - Step 4: Appreciate the Benefits of Speed Reading


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      Chapter 5 - Step 5: Master the Main Techniques to Improve Speed Reading


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      Chapter 6 - Step 6: Improve Your Reading Comprehension


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      Chapter 7 - Step 7: Reevaluate Your Current Reading Strategies


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      Conclusion - How to Read Faster


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Why read 200 words per minute when you can double that speed with a little practice and the proper techniques?

This guide covers everything you need to know about reading comprehension and speed reading. Through painstaking research, we have developed a 7-step strategy to help people double their reading speed!


• The fundamentals of speed reading.

• Factors that affect reading comprehension.

• Causes of reading difficulties in children and adults.

• Solutions which you can employ to combat reading difficulties.

• Benefits you can enjoy by learning to read fast.

• Main techniques to improve speed reading.

• Tips & tricks to improve your reading speed & comprehension.

You will find a lot of practical wisdom in this guide to help you overcome the problem of slow reading and poor comprehension.

As a result, you will be able to reverse any wrong reading techniques you may have developed earlier in life and become more skilled at reading fast the right way!

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Troye Bates

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Troye Bates is the teacher of the "Brain Training" course series. He was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Black Ltd. and writes a popular blog on Brain Training. Bates turned to teaching several years ago to fulfil his life dream of educating students on the topic of Brain Training. He lives in New York City.

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1. Introduction - How to Read Faster: introduction. The ability to read is without a doubt, one of the most important skills that we required to survive and thrive as humans. Usually, we learned how to read very early in life and spend the rest of our lives developing the skill. Typically, a normal adult can read about 250 to 300 words per minute. However, many studies have shown that with the right training and daily practice, anyone can increase their reading skills and become better at speed reading. The average reading rate of a speed reader can be as high as 1500 words per minute. Although this sounds very alluring, it is important to realize that comprehension is just is important, if not more important, than simply reading fast. It is therefore important for one's have developed a comprehension skills along with their reading abilities. This guide is designed to help students as well as working adults nurture their reading and comprehension skills to become effective speed readers. We're going to explore the art of speed, reading what it entails and why it is important. We're also going to investigate factors that affect one's reading ability as well as common problems that many young learners, as well as adults, face when it comes to reading. Furthermore, this guy discusses tips and techniques that one can employ to enhance their reading abilities to become a better learner. We will also look at the benefits of speed reading, comprehension and learning. Hopefully, by the end, you will be equipped with the know how to improve your reading abilities. All the information in this guide is drawn from extensive research, personal anecdotes and factual data. While this guy should not be considered as a foolproof manual on speed reading, I have no doubt that you will find very practical and useful tips here in 2. Chapter 1 - Step 1: Understand the Fundamentals of Speed Reading: chapter one Step one. Understand the fundamentals of speed reading. Reading is undoubtedly one of the most common everyday activities that we do as human beings. Since reading is the primary medium through which we gather information, it is natural for us to want to do it faster and more effectively. While the average person can read only about 200 words per minute, it is possible to become faster at reading without compromising your comprehension ability . College students are typically able to develop their reading speed much easier compared to working adults. This is due to a defect that students typically spend significant amounts of time reading and analyzing copious amounts of information. Nevertheless, learning how to read first is a skill that anyone can develop with daily practice and patience. In this chapter, we're going to discuss the fundamentals of speed reading, including factors that affect one's reading speed. What is speed reading? Speed reading is a subject that has garnered a lot of controversy over the past couple of years. While many proponents of speed reading praise it for its effectiveness on learning and comprehension, some naysayers still insisted in is an elaborate hoax at best, so what is speed reading? Speed reading essentially refers to the art of reading fast, often many times faster than the average person. An experience speed reader can typically read very rapidly, often assimilating several sentences or phrases at once. This allows them to read and comprehend long text in a very short period of time. Many advocates of speed reading claim that it concretely boost I Q and improve memorization . However, some critics insisted speed reading can lower comprehension, since most fast readers often fail to pay attention to absorb the information. Therefore, while speed reading is an invaluable asset that could help one navigate through copious amounts of information at work or school, it is very important not to allow speed to compromise comprehension of what is red factors that affect reading and comprehension. The ability to read makes up only one part of literacy. In order for the text that is red to be of any practical use, it is important for one to be able to comprehend it. After all, there is no point in reading which you cannot understand. That is simply an exercise in futility and a complete waste of time. Reading comprehension is a highly complex and multifaceted cognitive process that involves numerous factors. Therefore, in order to become an effective speed reader without jeopardizing your comprehension abilities, it is of great importance that you become aware of the factors that affect reading comprehension. Here are some of the cognitive factors that may influence one's reading comprehension abilities. One vocabulary. The speed at which one is able to read and comprehend new information is determined to a large extent by the vocabulary they have learned. Understanding the meanings of familiar words makes it possible for readers to comprehend the relationships with other words in a given sex. This, in turn, makes it easier for them to decipher meeting very quickly. An individual's vocabulary typically draws from their literary knowledge. Therefore, an individual who reads a lot of literature is more likely to have a much more developed vocabulary than one who does not. They will therefore be more adept at reading fast background knowledge. The amount of background knowledge that an individual has on a particular subject plays a significant role in their reading and comprehension abilities. Readers typically depend on their background knowledge to connect what they already know with whatever information they are acquiring in the text they are reading. Background knowledge is usually derived from an individual's real life experiences as well as the literature that they have read. In essence, the ability to call the past memory information and link it with the text air currently reading can help an individual become a more skilled speed reader. Number three fluency fluency refers to one's ability to read fast, accurately and with proper expression in pronunciation, becoming fluent at reading. It's very important because it allows readers to become faster at reading while also enhancing their comprehension of what they read. It also makes them able to retain information better. Although no one is born with fluent reading abilities, fluency is a skill that anyone can develop with dedication and daily practice. As one develops fluency in reading, they spend less time trying to make out the meanings of sentences and focus instead on the meanings of entire sentences and paragraphs. This can have tremendous positive benefits on their speed reading abilities. Number four Active reading. Most elementary school students tend to rely on instructors to guide them to certain texts , however, as they proceed to higher levels of learning like the university. They develop active reading to help them gather information on their course material through consistent, active reading. They become skilled at speed reading and comprehension, since they are equipped with the tools of analysis, research and reasoning. Number five Critical thinking, Critical thinking abilities. Air Very crucial When it comes to effective reading and comprehension, readers who possess good critical thinking skills are able to interact with text more effectively. They're able to easily deduce the main idea of a given sexed as well as auxiliary ideas to support it. It also enables them to quickly draw comparisons and connections between ideas, which further enhances their comprehension abilities. 3. Chapter 2 - Step 2: Identify Common Reading Problems: Chapter two, Step two Identify common reading problems. In this chapter, we will discuss common reading difficulties and how to remedy them. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to navigate. Reading challenge is much easier. The ability to read is something we all begin developing from a very tender age. However, many Children encounter several problems when they first learned how to read. While some of these air developmental problems that may require medical solutions, others are minor problems that could be mitigated with a little training. Whatever the case, it is important to identify the problem as early as possible in order to troubleshoot them effectively. Although reading difficulties can be frustrating for a young learner as well as the parents involved, the problem needs to be addressed with a lot of tact and patience. If you're the parent of a student with reading difficulties, try and approach the situation as a natural process, just as you would go about weaning your child or teaching them how to walk. Here are some of the common reading problems that young students typically encounter number one getting confused by mirror letters, whereas most adults may take it for granted. Many kids often get confused and identifying and pronouncing mirror letters such as P and Q , M and W and B and E. This is something most Children go through when they start learning how to read, So you shouldn't be alarmed if it happens to your child. There are plenty of learning games and tools that you can use to help your child overcome this problem. However, if the problem persists for a prolonged period, you may want to get your child tested for dyslexia, as this could be the underlying problem. Number two. Improper directional tracking Another common reading problem that many beginners face is improper directional tracking. Often, young readers are unable to read from left to right as adults with experience In reading, we take directional tracking for granted. But for kids, this is something that takes a lot of practice to master. In order to help your child overcome the problem of improper directional tracking, you should practice moving your finger from left to right when you are reading with them. You should also strive to be patient with um since learning how to read in the proper direction can take some time to become proficient, that number three confusing small side words. Very often. When Children start to read, they may find it difficult to distinguish small sights sounds such as it is, and in due to the similar sounds and syllables, you may therefore find your child mixing up these words when reading passages and excerpts . This can have a detrimental effect on her comprehension. If left unresolved, however, mixing up small sights sounds does not signify learning disability. You can easily remedied this common reading problem by using word games and gentle encouragement. With time in practice, your child will naturally become more proficient at telling apart small sight words. Number four guessing. While most Children today learned to read with the help of phonics, it is not uncommon for some Children to try guessing words when learning how to read. They will typically use the picture context of a particular word or phrase to guess the rest of the word, often with limited success. While it may be very frustrating, the teacher young one how to read in this way, you should resist the temptation to snap it them when they make incorrect guesses. Guessing may be a sign of developments or learning problems. In most cases, however, this problem can be remedied by helping your child learn how to sound the words, even if it means pronouncing them yourself. At first. With your support and gentle encouragement, your child will learn how to sound words properly and become more proficient at reading number five. Sound recognition. The ability to break upwards into distinctive sounds is a fundamental part of learning how to read. However, most Children struggle with sound recognition Many times, we assume that as long as our shout can hear the sound at the beginning of sentences, they can hear the rest of the words. This, however, doesn't always work out. As we expect, Children often require months and sometimes years to be able to hear out and sound words properly. This is due to the fact that English valves are often it regular. While a certain vow may be pronounced a certain way in a particular word, the sound may change completely when a letter is used in a different word. It is therefore important for you to be patient with your child as they practice sound recognition when reading number six. Inability to recognize word families. Another common challenge that many young learners face when they start learning how to read repetition is an inability to recognize word. Families like Met can't bet, etcetera. This typically slows them down as they read, since they have to single out all the letters and sound them individually. Learning how to pick out word families is important as it improves fluency and understanding. In light of this, it is essential to support your child as they learn to identify similar chunks and words. You can help them achieve this through the use of rhyming games. This will allow your child to become familiar of similar word families, thus improving their reading and comprehension. Number seven Getting confused by punctuation, punctuation czar essential to the way we read and understand sentences and phrases. However, for many Children, punctuation is may cause confusion and make them stumble when learning how to read. I have personally had the chance to know kids who could read words and even punctuation free sentences very well, but once it comes to reading punctuated techs, they falter and lose track of themselves. It is therefore important to introduce your childs a punctuation very strategically you can begin by training them using books that only have full stops for punctuation. Once they learn how to interact with these punctuation zin texts, you can proceed to introduce other punctuation marks in the literature material. 4. Chapter 3 - Step 3: Investigate Reading Difficulties of Young Learners: Chapter three. Step three Investigate reading difficulties of young learners. In the previous chapter, we discussed some of the obstacles that young learners typically experience when they first learned how to read. Although most of these reading problems are the natural result of an experience which can be remedied through practice and diligence, some of these obstacles signify a deeper underlying developmental problem. Common signs and symptoms of learning disabilities include poor spelling ability, slow reading speed problem pronouncing words, inability to recognize previously known words, inability to read outwards with the proper expression. Problems comprehending what was just read. Lack of fluency when reading. Inability to connect what was just read with previous knowledge. Avoiding reading altogether. Getting distracted when reading. In order to troubleshoot your child's reading problem, you need to be able to identify the reading difficulty. Which day experience notably it may not be easy to correctly diagnose your child's reading problem due to the fact that many of these problems manifest very similar symptoms. Nevertheless, with the right information at hand, you can accurately pick out the reading difficulty that your child is struggling with and find effective solutions. If you suspect that your child may be struggling with a reading disability, it is absolutely essential to subject them to a comprehensive evaluation, including hearing vision and intelligence evaluation. Here are some of the common causes of reading difficulties that may be hampering your child's reading comprehension abilities. Dyslexia. This is a common learning disorder that affects a child's ability to read, write, spell and speak. Statistics show that dyslexia affects nearly 10% of the world's population, which is the equivalent of about 700 million people. Most Children who suffer from dyslexia appear highly intelligent and very articulate, but are unable to read properly even after attaining school. Going age. Kids who suffer from dyslexia it's has very highly an I Q. But poorly in oral and written tests due to this fact they may be mislabeled is dumb, ignorant or lazy. As a result, they may end up feeling stupid and developed low self esteem, which they often try to cover up for using ingenious coping strategies. Nevertheless, dyslexic Children are typically very talented and creative. Some of the activities and disciplines, which they particularly excel in, include music, drama, sports, engineering, design and business. Many parents of dyslexic Children tend to be ignorant of the condition, and as a result, they end up getting frustrated when their Children fail to read as well as other Children. Notably, they may resort to yelling to their child when they make errors or taught them to be like other kids. However, this Onley further exacerbates the problem as the child quickly loses confidence and self esteem in order to properly deal with the dyslexic child, it is essential to understand the particular traits which they exhibit. If you are wondering if your child may be dyslexic, here are some of the traits and behaviours that you need to look out for. They frequently complain of headaches and dizziness when reading, they often seem to be confused by words, letters and numbers. Their reading and writing shows unnecessary repetitions, omissions, substitution and reversals and words, letters and numbers. They're regularly complaining of seeing movement on the page when reading texts. They seem to be overly keen, sighted and observant. Compared to other kids, they often read words or sentences several times without understanding what they just read . They're easily distracted by sounds. They hear things which are not apparent to other people. During conversations, they have a problem maintaining the same handwriting and may also have an unusual pencil or pen grip. They could be ambidextrous or have a problem distinguishing right and left hands. They experienced difficulty in keeping track of sequenced information. They can perform calculations but have problem solving word problems. They could be extremely disorderly or obsessively orderly in their mannerisms. They usually have irregular developmental stages. For example, they may have learned to walk much earlier or later than the average child. They have a too low or too high tolerance for pain. They may be too emotionally sensitive and have strong moral principles. They're more prone to making mistakes when subjected to a lot of pressure and stressful situations. While dyslexia is a common learning disability often associated with young Children, the condition also affects adults. However, just as is the case with Children, dyslexia in adults presents a wide range of traits which may be beneficial or detrimental to the individual. Depending on the context and the response. Some of the characteristic traits and behaviours of dyslexic adults may include choosing a job or position that allows him to master inadequacies easily. They will typically up for a job where they can easily disappear in the background, becoming frustrated by sequence tasks. They may decline promotions to positions, which are more demanding and tasking. They may feel overwhelmed or frustrated when expected to focus on a single task. They may experience difficulties with standardized tests. They may have a tendency to be perfectionists and feel very angry at themselves When they make mistakes. They are highly intuitive and are able to understand their emotions as well as others emotions. They get easily distracted by noise and may become overwhelmed in high intensity environments. They may seem to caught up inside their thoughts, such that they appear zoned out to other people. They may pronounce words incorrectly or misuse words without realizing it. They may have an extremely good or extremely poor memory of events. They may have difficulty remembering people's names but be very good at remembering faces. They may have poor memory of past conversations. They may be too self critical, and self conscious adults who suffer from dyslexia typically experienced difficulties when it comes to reading and writing. Some of the unique traits they may exhibit when it comes to reading include they may avoid reading aloud due to overly critical self image, they may experience difficulties in reading unfamiliar funds. They may perceive silent reading to be better than reading aloud. They may adopt the use of hominum Zina Monix to remember words, names and sequences of events. Their fluency and reading and comprehension may be dependent on the subject. They will tend to be more fluent in reading subjects or topics which they're interested in , and vice versa. They may need to read and re read something several times in order to understand they get bored or tired when reading, They may perceive words which are used out of context as wrong. Due to the unique characteristics which dyslexia presents, most people do not fully understand the condition and may respond inappropriately to a dyslexic person. As a result, many dyslexic individuals often find it very difficult to fit in with their peers in school as well as in their work environment. However, contrary to popular belief, dyslexic individuals are not dumb or retarded. As a matter of fact, many people who suffer from dyslexia usually end up becoming very successful in her academic life as well as their careers. While dyslexia can greatly hinder one's reading ability. The condition can be remedied with the right approach to learning, but in order to implement effective solutions, it is absolutely necessary that the right diagnosis is made. Typically, an educational specialist were child Psychologist will perform a SYRIZA test to determine that the reading disability is not caused by other factors, such as depression and anxiety. Once a diagnosis has been made, you can work with your child's teacher, psychologist and an educational specialist to come up with a suitable reading program. The right reading program should help your child learn how to sound out letters and words, improve their reading speed and become better at comprehending what they read. Some of the strategies which can help both kids and adults become better at reading faster and more effectively, include reading in quiet environments with little or no distractions. Using audio aids such as audiobooks and podcasts, you or your child can practice reading along to recorded material, breaking up reading material into smaller sections which are more manageable, enlisting the services of an instructor or educational specialist to assess your progress and provide effective tips. Joining a support group for people with dyslexia this can help you or your child feel more comfortable and less alone. Opt Alexia Opt. Alexia is a reading disability, which involves the guessing of words rather than reading them by sight of all the reading disabilities after Lexi is by far the most common the Children affecting nearly 70% of kids with learning disabilities. Most Children typically learn to read through phonetics sounding words. Instead of guessing, however, the problem comes in when they have to read short, easy words with two or three letters. They will often resort to guessing the words instead of reading them on site. This usually leads to comprehension problems and may significantly reduce one's reading speed. While opt, Alexia can manifest simply on its own. It often appears, along with other learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention deficit. In light of this, it is absolutely crucial that you take your child for an evaluation by a child psychologist if you suspect they may have this reading disability. Some of the signs and symptoms of OCD Alexia include frequent guessing when reading short words, but can read longer phrases and sentences without much difficulty making a lot of errors when reading, switching upwards to incorrect ones with same first letter poor spelling. When reading, they may perform well in spelling contest, though inability to read unfamiliar words. Unless there is a conceptual que poor comprehension ability compared to peers minimal or lack of interest in reading, getting irritable or bored easily when reading made progress initially when they began reading but then later sold, mixing up or getting confused by mirror letters such as B and D. P and Q etcetera, opt. Alexia is essentially a reading problem that many Children develop later in life. As a shot learns how to read, they soon reach across road, where they have to figure out the best approach for learning new words. They can choose to either memorize them by sight or attempt to decode them. Typically, they choose the path that is easiest for one that comes most natural to them. If they choose sight reading and memorization, then chances are they will end up becoming opt Alexis. Although sight reading may be beneficial, it might even produce impressive results. In the beginning, complications may arise as a child begins to encounter more complex words that are not easy to commit to memory This is why most Children sent to progress very quickly early on, but then becomes slow it reading comprehension at around 6 to 9 years of age. This inability to progress at reading past this age may lead to self esteem issues in the affected child. The symptoms of OCD Alexia can be much more nuanced and subtle than other learning and reading disabilities. This is why most parents fail to pick him up early enough. However, if one is keen, it is possible to tell if a child is after Lex sick simply from hearing them read out aloud . Very often, they're spelling will be terrible, and they may make errors, which are, quite simply unexplainable. Example, Um gratia enter changing entire words when reading adults who suffer from OCD. Alexia may be averse to reading new material due to the challenge it presents to their style of reading. They may also feel like they're too slow of comprehension, which makes them avoid reading altogether. While Apple Xia can make reading new words very daunting, it is possible for one to correct this problem with the right reading comprehension strategies in order to overcome their reading difficulty and improve their fast reading skills and opt. Alexis needs to learn how to read by decoding instead of sight reading, they should channel their visual abilities and good memory towards proper phonetic the coating of written sex. Fortunately, there are plenty of games and abs which can help it shout, learn how did a code words With enough practice, anyone can master the skill of decoding words as they read them, hence become better at speed reading and comprehension. Poor short term memory Working memory is the cognitive ability to recall and use relevant information when performing a task. An example of working memory would be a child remembering the recipe for their favorite smoothie in order to make it. A number of studies have revealed that working memory plays a very crucial role when it comes to reading in general learning and Children as well as adults. Children who have poor short term memory tend to be slower at carrying out classroom tasks such as reading and computing mathematical problems than their peers with good working memory. They may also have a difficult time following instructions and answering questions in class . Older students who struggle of poor working memory may experience difficulties, copying notes and listening to dictations from their instructor or lecturer. They may also take longer completing research assignments. This often leads to poor performance. Most teachers are ill equipped on how to handle learners of poor working memory. They may label them is lazy or simply assumed that the airport listening when in fact the student may be struggling to keep up. As a matter of fact, a good memory isn't something that everyone is born with. Most people, due to genetic and environmental factors, simply have poor working memory in order to support their disability and help them succeed in order to support their disability and help them succeed. It is crucial that a child with poor memory is treated with dignity, patience and understanding. Some of the strategies that may help a child or adult with poor short term memory perform better include educate them about their condition. One of the best things you can do to a church out if they struggle with poor working memory is to teach them about their condition. You should explain to them what poor short term memory is, what its causes are and strategies they can adopt to help them remember more easily. Example Gratia using the Monix and homonyms. If you struggle of poor working member yourself, there are many. Resource is on the Internet that can help you learn more about the condition and how to remedy your situation. Reduce the amount of information you give them. It is very important for you to become aware of your child's capacity if you realize that they struggle with short term memory. If you overload them with a lot of information, they may end up remembering very little. You should therefore try to limit the amount of information you give them. Moreover, try summarizing the most important parts of the information so that they can remember more easily. Encourage them to repeat back relate information. If your child suffers from short term working memory, you can help them recall things a lot easier through repetition. Always encouraged him to repeat back information before sitting upon performing a certain task. If they struggle with reading comprehension, you may request him to read certain sentences or phrases several times so that they commit them to memory. This will not only help increase their speed reading over time, but they will also be better a comprehension. You can also adopt this strategy as well. If you struggle of poor short term memory, Minimize distractions. If your child struggles of reading due to poor short term memory, you may want to create a more conducive environment for them. When they're practicing reading, the fewer distractions there are, the better they will be it using memorization strategies to improve their reading skills. If you suffer from poor working memory yourself, you can employ this strategy to double your reading speed and become more proficient at reading comprehension. Reading anxiety, another common reading problem that affects Children and adults alike, is reading anxiety. This refers to a feeling of unease, restlessness and fear, which many individuals face when reading. Often, students develop reading anxiety when they form a correlation between their failed attempts to read and the disapproval of a significant other usually an authority figure, such as their parents were teacher. Some learners may also develop reading anxiety due to past trauma. For instance, a child who's been bullied or mocked due to their accents or errors when reading may develop reading anxiety. As a result, they may associate the act of reading with negative reactions and thus feel fearful of reading aloud. In some extreme cases of reading anxiety, individuals may avoid reading altogether, thereby hampering any further development of their reading ability. Although reading anxiety is not an official diagnosis of reading difficulty, there are plenty of red flags that a parent or teacher can pick on to determine whether it shout is a phobia for reading. These include they often try to opt out of reading when asked to do so Using words like I don't know or I'm not good at this. They may become irritated or angry when required to read. They may try to justify the refusal to read using phrases such as I can't read by myself or this is boring. While reading anxiety may not be as pronounced as other reading difficulties such as dyslexia, it may just be is damaging to the child. If left unresolved, the child's phobia for reading can eat away at their self esteem and make them lose interest in reading altogether. It is therefore absolutely essential that this problem is approached with a lot of tact and compassion. Children who suffer from reading anxiety require validation and guidance with the right approach and support from their caregivers. They can learn to overcome this fear and start enjoying the art of reading once again. Some of the strategies that can aided Shout, who suffers from reading anxiety to become more confident, include selecting books, which might interest him. If your child struggles of reading anxiety, you can help them overcome this problem by finding books about subjects that interest him. In essence, selecting books that your child enjoys Congrats Lee, motivate them to read, hence, allowing them to actively practiced their skills and become better and faster at reading comprehension. Employ the use of graphic novels. Graphic novels often get a bad reputation, since teachers and parents feel that they don't offer much reading practice to students. However, while graphic novels may not contain nearly as much Texas regular novels, they can still be very useful when it comes to reading comprehension. The combination of Texan images allows students to exercise their analytical skills, thus allowing them to build comprehension. Since graphic novels are light reading materials, they're highly effective as a remedy for reading anxiety and phobia, and Children encourage them to read books that have been adapted to movies. Another brilliant way of getting your child to overcome the reading phobia is by encouraging them to read books that have been adapted into their favorite movies. In my experience, working with Children, I have found that they tend to be more engaged in a book if they already know the main plots and characters of the movie. This is due to defect that prior knowledge of the overarching concept of a book build self confidence and makes the experience of reading more enjoyable. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 80 HD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, or a D. H. D is one of the most common neuro developmental disorders that affect Children as well as adults. 80 HD typically affects learning in general, including reading comprehension abilities. Unlike most learning disabilities, which typically affect one or two areas and learning 80 HD affects every cognitive function . For this reason, 80 HD is not considered a learning disability. Like the rest dyslexia Abd Alexia etcetera. Reports indicate that nearly 9% of Children and 3% of adults suffer from a D H D globally. Often this problem is identified in school going Children due to their propensity to cause disruptions in the classroom, notably 80 HD, usually hinders the ability of a person to focus on one activity for extended periods of time. Children suffering from 80 HD may therefore find reading difficult if they're required to focus for long periods of time. 80 HD is typically diagnosed in one of three types, depending on the symptoms involved. These include inattentive type, hyperactive or impulsive type, and the combined type. Inattentive 80 HD is a subtype of 80 HD that usually manifests forgetfulness, lack of focus, procrastination and a limited attention span. Some of the characteristic traits of an individual of innocent of 80 HD include they usually fail to pay attention to instructions and end up making a lot of careless mistakes . As a result, they often have difficulty staying focused on one task. Example. Ingrassia reading listening to a lecture. They often seem not to be listening when being spoken to. They may appear zoned out to other people. They often fail to complete assigned tasks. Exemplar Grazia Homework Shores etcetera because they lose focus or end up getting distracted. They often have problems when it comes to organizing tasks. Example. Ingrassia. They may waste a lot of time or produce missy results. They usually hate tasks which involve a lot of mental efforts, such as conducting research and writing dissertations. They often seem to misplace or lose items required for normal everyday tasks, such as their phones, keys or glasses. They always seem to forget to do regular day to day tasks, such as conducting house chores and running errands. They tend to get distracted by the mundane activities happening in their environments. Most cases of innocent of 80 HD and Children usually go undetected. This is because most kids are typically very well behaved and do not cause any disruptions in the classroom. In many instances, the disorder only becomes a parent when the child constantly fails to complete home, work on their own or becomes forgetful. Early diagnosis and treatment of innocent of 80 HD are very crucial to the future of a child who is affected by this disorder. If not treated as early as possible, 80 HD can be severely damaging not only to a child's academic life but their future career prospects. It can also make them vulnerable to social problems that people without 80 HD may not experience. Studies have shown that Children with untreated innocent of 80 HD are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and drug addiction. They are also less likely to graduate from school and secure meaningful employments. Moreover, adults who are affected by innocent of 80 HD are more likely to experience relationship and marital problems in light of all these risk factors, Children who struggle of innocent of 80 HD should be provided with supports and guidance to help them excel in their academics as well as their social lives. The inability to focus on reading for extended periods of time can be very detrimental to the self esteem of a child, causing them to become withdrawn and less active. Therefore, special care needs to be taken when dealing with the challenge. Who is affected by this disorder in its in of 80 HD can be treated using a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family counseling and social skills training. An innocent of 80 HD patient can also employ several effective strategies to help them cope with the problem and manage their lives better. Whether you are suffering from innocent of 80 HD or you know someone who is affected by the disorder. Here are some strategies that may help you manage the problem better. These include set a time before beginning an instance of task. Perhaps you have noticed that you tend to get bored easily when reading for extended periods of time. You may want to set a timer before you begin the task so that it serves as a reminder of what you should be doing. This will keep you from getting distracted easily or bored when you're reading manager environments. If you have noticed that you tend to get distracted when reading, you can remedy the problem by creating a more conducive environment for reading. Maybe try keeping the curtains closed so that all the activities outside do not interfere. If you're reading, you may also want to switch off the TV or computer in order to allow yourself to concentrate. Better get more Organized Forgetfulness is a common problem for people affected by innocent of 80 HD. They can, however, be solved by simply getting more organized beforehand. Get in the habit of keeping your essential day to day items like he's phone and wallet in the same place every time. This will help you minimise the risk of forgetting hints, you'll be able to manage your life better develop a routine. Another way in which you can manage 80 HD is by developing a routine of the daily task you're supposed to carry out. In essence, you should create a schedule outlining all the things you are supposed to do on a daily basis and making efforts to ensure you carry them out. Hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD individuals who are affected with hyperactive 80 HD always seemed to have a constant need for movements. They may fidget or squirm constantly or appear to be restless all the time. Due to their constant movement and activity, Persons with this type of 80 HD may appear to be driven by a motor. Hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD affects both sexes, although Children and adult males tend to manifest it more. Some of the traits of persons with hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD include they never seem to be able to sit still. They tend to fidget and constantly squirm when seated. They constantly lead their seat in situations where being seated is required. Eggs, emblem, gratia meetings, classrooms, the office. They often run around or climb on objects inappropriately, They may talk excessively and send to interrupt other people. When they're speaking, they often blurt out answers before questions have been completed. They have a tendency to completing other people sentences. They often have difficulty waiting for their turn to speak. During conversations. They may constantly intrude on other people, even when not invited or granted permission, and disrupt whatever they're doing. They have difficulty engaging in task, which requires silence. They tend to act on impulse without thinking about the consequences of their actions. They often make impulsive comments, which are typically not well thought out or inappropriate. They tend to touch and play around with objects, even when it is not appropriate to the task at hand. Children and adults with hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD tend to be the most disruptive in social situations such as classrooms and workplaces due to their seeming lack of foresight. When interacting with people, they may come across as rude, narcissistic and self absorbed. The impulsive behavior and hyperactivity that characterizes this type of 80 HD can take a serious toll in the lives of the affected individuals. It is therefore absolutely necessary to manage to disorder, effectively treatment for hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD typically involves medication, along with behavioral therapy and psychotherapy. The condition can also be effectively managed through several techniques and strategies. These include understanding the problem and how it uniquely manifests in you. While most people of hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD may share some similar symptoms, no two cases are ever completely alike. It is therefore, very essential that you develop an understanding of how the disorder uniquely manifests in your life or in someone else. You know having a proper grasp on your symptoms and the negative ways in which they affect your life will allow you to implement the right strategies when dealing with the condition . Practice. Mindfulness mindfulness could be a great tool for a person dealing with hyperactive, impulsive 80 HD. It allows you to distance yourself from your impulses and urges and gain clarity on the right course of action. When you feel any urge to act impulsively, try to focus on the thoughts and feelings running through you. With regular practice and positive reinforcement, you will become more adept at observing your impulses without letting them control you. Try engaging in activities which common relax you symptoms of hyperactive impulsive 80 HD tend to become more pronounced when the person is under stress or anxiety. Relaxing may help you calm down when your impulses air. Triggered by stress factors, you can employ deep breathing techniques and muscle relaxation exercises to help you calm down until your restlessness and impulsivity dissipates. Combined type 80 HD A combined type is a form of 80 HD that is characterized by inattention , hyperactivity and impulsivity. This subtype of 80 HD is by far the most common of all 80. HD Diagnosis 80 HD usually manifested people as predominantly innocent of or predominantly hyperactive, impulsive. When someone manifest symptoms of both types, they will be diagnosis. Having combines hype. 80 HD, There are several factors that may increase a person's risk factor for 80 HD. These include jeans. Studies have revealed a correlation between genetics and risk factors. For 80 HD, Some families have a higher affinity for 80 HD due to inherited genes. Environmental factors during pregnancy research has shown that environmental factors during pregnancy may increase the risk of 80 HD. For instance, an unborn shout may develop 80 HD after birth if their mother was exposed to toxins during pregnancy. Brain injury. Children who have suffered traumatic blows and injuries to the head, or at a very high risk of developing 80 HD if they grow drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. Scientific research has revealed that mothers who smoke cigarettes and drink a lot of alcohol while pregnant significantly increased the risk of their child developing 80 HD. While combined, 80 HD is presently not curable. There are plenty of strategies that could be used to manage the condition effectively. The best strategy is usually involve a combination of medication, psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. However, it is important to realize that not all treatment strategies will work for all cases. You should therefore consult with your doctor so that they can evaluate your unique symptoms and recommend the most suitable approach to manager 80 HD Poor functional vision. Poor vision is another problem that often afflicts Children as well as adults, leading to reading problems. Lack of proper functional vision can affect reading in several ways. First, poor vision makes it difficult for one to focus. It can be incredibly difficult for a reader to maintain their focus for extended periods of time when their vision is blurry, without sustained focus reading can become incredibly slow and frustrating. Poor functional vision can also make hand eye coordination difficult. This is especially more frustrating for people who use a pointer when reading. If you are unable to see what reading, you will find that your speed is significantly slower than it should be, In addition of this poor vision can severely affect one self esteem and confidence. The inability to see properly makes performing tests such as research and study very harrowing. You may realize that your child no longer completes assignments or school work due to strained vision. This could make them feel inadequate and significantly put a dent in their confidence. Since vision is very important to reading, it is absolutely essential that you resolve your child's vision problem in order to improve their reading ability. Some of the signs that your child's vision problems may be affecting the reading include they often complain of headaches after reading for short periods of time. They often close one eye when reading their eyes become sore red and irritated. After reading, they feel sleepy or fatigued. After reading, they read slowly or skip words. If you have noticed any of these symptoms. You should take immediate action to protect your child's vision from further damage. A visit to an ophthalmologist will help you get the right diagnosis. They will also recommend the right treatment solutions to remedy the vision problem. 5. Chapter 4 - Step 4: Appreciate the Benefits of Speed Reading: Chapter four step for Appreciate the Benefits of Speed Reading. In the previous chapter, we explored the common reading problems that many young learners face when they start learning how to read. We have also discussed the main causes of reading difficulty in how they negatively effect not just a reading comprehension ability of individuals but also their general lives. We have seen the importance of helping young learners overcome or managed to comment, reading disorders and the ways to do so. By managing the common reading difficulties that Children and adults face, they could become more fluent it reading comprehension and double the reading speed in a very short amount of time. However, you may be wondering what exactly is to deal with speed reading and why people should bother developing fast reading skills. If that is the case, then worry not in this chapter. We're going to go over some of the advantages that you can enjoy by doubling your reading speed. We will also discuss the numerous benefits did speed reading provides on the brain advantages of learning how to read fast in the fast paced world that we live in today. The art of speed reading can be tremendously beneficial to you, regardless of your occupation. Whether you're a student or a business professional, you can derive a lot of benefits from doubling your reading speed. Some of the advantages you can enjoy from learning how to read faster include it will boost your reading speed. If you are a voracious reader, you will no doubt agree that learning speed reading can immensely boost average reading speeds. While most people struggle with reading long books, learning the artist speed reading can help you lessen the amount of time you spend reading texts, thereby enabling you to take in more information quicker. This could be very beneficial to your professional life as well as your personal life. Faster information absorption Mastering the art of speed reading can greatly enhanced the rate at which you absorb information by doubling your reading speed through the right techniques. In practice, you will significantly reduce the amount of time you spend on certain passages. Antics. This is because you won't need to re read several times to understand what you are reading . As a result, you will be able to grasp information quickly and easily improved comprehension ability. The artist speed reading goes hand in hand with comprehension ability. After all, there is no point in ring fast if you cannot understand what you are reading. Therefore, practicing speed reading will enhance your reading comprehension abilities and enable you to retain information better. It will make you more knowledgeable. Developing your reading speed can be highly beneficial to the process of information acquisition. If you are a voracious reader who likes reading for leisure, learning how to read faster enables you to reduce the amount of time you spend to complete a book. You will therefore be able to become more prolific at reading several books on different subjects in a relatively short span of time. This will make you highly knowledgeable in various subjects of interest. It improves your ability to recall information easily. Learning how to read faster could be very beneficial to your recall ability. By developing your reading speed along with comprehension ability, you will become more skillful at connecting different ideas together when reading. This can greatly improve your ability to remember previous information more easily. It empowers you to cope with information overload. You will know that agree that we live in an age where were flooded with all kinds of information. Without the right coping mechanisms, it is easy for one to become overwhelmed by all this information. However, learning to read fast reduces the amount of time you spend acquiring and interpreting information. You will therefore become more empowered to deal with a lot of information by learning and mastering speed. Reading techniques improves your time management skills. While reading can be a fun and enjoyable passive hobby, it can also be very time consuming. If your reading speed this average, you may find yourself spending too much time on reading that your other interests are tasked me in the suffer. However, by learning the right speed reading techniques, you can significantly shorten the amount of time reading, thereby allowing yourself time for your other engagements and responsibilities. It can help you increase your opportunities in life. Reading is a skill that is essential in many careers. Professionals such as lawyers, researchers, writers and journalists constantly user reading abilities in the execution of their tasks. By learning speed reading techniques and doubling your reading speed yuk ungrateful e increase your chances of succeeding in these careers as well as many others. In addition, to this, the ability to read fast enables you to become more skillful, that connecting pieces of information. This can allow you to come up with novel ideas that you can implement in your personal life , thereby increasing your opportunities. It could ease the amount of strain on your eyes and fatigue. While reading essentially happens passively, being engaged in reading for prolonged durations can cause immense strain on the eyes. It can also lead the fatigue, especially if one uses the wrong body posture when reading. Learning how to read faster significantly reduces the amount of time required to read a given text, thereby minimizing the strain on the eyes and fatigue. Why Speed reading is good for the brain. So far, we have seen the numerous benefits, which speed reading offers to individuals who learn the proper speed. Reading techniques. Learning how to read fast can greatly improve your comprehension, recall ability and knowledge ability. However, did you know that doubling your reading speed can be good for your brain as well? Studies have shown that the ability to read faster can tremendously enhance one's cognition in a number of areas. One of the ways in which speed reading can improve your cognition is by increasing your focus and intention span. As mentioned before, most people can read it a rate of about 200 words per minute compared to proficient speed. Readers who can read it more than doubled this rate. The reason for this massive difference is that most average rate readers tend to get distracted when reading. As a result, they end up having to re read senses or pages to comprehend what they're reading. This usually results in a lot of time getting wasted. Doubling your reading speed, on the other hand, can help you remain focused and attentive when reading, thereby allowing you to become more skillful at reading comprehension. Another reason why speed reading is good for the brain is that it enhances memory. Justus. We train our muscles to become resilient through fitness and weight exercises. We can train our brains toe, have better memory through speed reading exercises. These techniques for doubling readings be train our brains to become more adept at taking an information quickly and retain it more effectively by mastering speed reading techniques . Therefore, you can significantly improve both your working memory as well as your long term memory. In addition to this, training your brain to read and comprehend information faster and more efficiently enhances your ability to sort out chunks of information and draw parallels and correlation. This can make you more skillful at reasoning and coming up with accurate deductions on various subjects and topics. Moreover, doubling your reading speed can significantly boost your self confidence and self esteem. By learning to read faster and comprehend information quickly, you will open up a world of opportunities to yourself. The skills that you have developed will also make you warm power to take on the opportunities and improve the overall state of your life and well being. As you can see, there are plenty of benefits that you could derive from learning how to read faster. By practicing speed reading techniques and doubling your reading speed, you will greatly improve your cognitive faculties and become more adapted to the day to day challenges of the fast paced world. Today, developing fast reading skills will also make the act of reading more enjoyable as you will boost your reading comprehension ability 6. Chapter 5 - Step 5: Master the Main Techniques to Improve Speed Reading: Chapter five Step five Master The main techniques to improve speed reading. So far, we have seen the Myriads of advantages, which speed reading offers to those bold enough to learn to write fast reading skills. You probably agree now that speed reading can be tremendously beneficial to your career, your personal life and your interests. In this section. We're going to explore some of the techniques which you can employ to help you enhance your reading speed and comprehension ability. Contrary to what many people may believe, speed reading is not a skill reserved only for exceptionally intelligent individuals. As a matter of fact, anyone can double their reading speed if they employ the right techniques, have diligent practice and dedication. Therefore, if you struggle of average reading speeds and are trying to improve your reading comprehension abilities, I assure you it it's entirely possible. The seven speed reading techniques we're going to discuss in this chapter will help you develop fast reading skills and become highly proficient at reading comprehension. It is my hope that by the end of this chapter, you'll be equipped with all the information you need on how to improve your reading speed and abilities. Scanning scanning is one of the best strategies used by students and professionals to help develop their speed reading ability. It essentially involves zapping through your source material to ascertain whether the information contained there in his relevance of your purposes. Scanning is usually employed in academic context by students to help them narrow down on specific information or data which they need. It is also very useful in professions that require the analysis of large volumes of information. Example. Ingrassia law or journalism. The technique of scanning allows readers to go through a large number of texts and pick out the most important points in Maine. Ideas. Scanning can help you to easily pick out the meanings of certain words or find details and extensive passages and excerpts. All those scanning is a highly beneficial technique for improving speed reading and comprehension. One should refrain from using scanning alone as a reading strategy. Most readers are overly reliant on scanning, typically end up having comprehension problems. This is due to a defect that missing certain pointers or qualifiers can dramatically alter the meaning of a particular text. So while scanning is a highly useful tool when it comes to reading, research and study. You should only use it when necessary. Here are some of the tips you may want to employ when scanning a source of information. For specific facts and details, scan the overall layout of the text you are reading and take note of headers and captions. This will enable you to get a general idea or feel of the themes involved. Use peripheral vision to capture the main sub headers of the text or passage that you're reading. Employing wide eyed vision is important with scanning, since it allows you to pick up on the general topics of the constant you are reading. Employ a wide span approach when reading in order to scan the text for details quickly. One way in which you can do this is by reading the page in a zigzag pattern and taking note of any keywords. You can also scanned the page vertically, reading from top to bottom, then up again. Conduct a quick scan of the paragraphs by reading the first word of every sentence. This will help you determine whether the information contained there in is relevancy or researchers study. Speed up your eye movements when scanning so that you can take in more information faster. Look out for any special formatting numbers, images, illustrations and symbols. These usually service pointers in a text and can help you pick up on relevant information more easily. The technique of scanning can provide plenty of benefits to reading comprehension. In general, learning some of these include it enables you to grasp key ideas in a text. One of the reasons why scanning is very useful is because it allows you to understand the main ideas in a book, excerpt or text. By scanning a text thoroughly before reading, you can easily pick up on the main themes and topics in the book. This, in turn, helps you to determine whether the information contained in the text is relevancy or research or study. It saves time effectively. Scanning a text when reading or researching allows you to cut down on the time you spend reading through scanning. You can easily narrow down on the important details, thereby eliminating the need to read word for word if used properly. Therefore, scanning can make you highly skilled at reading comprehension, while also significantly increasing your reading speed makes you more knowledgeable. The art of scanning can also help you expand your knowledge on various subjects and disciplines. The core of any book is usually condensed into chapter boxes, synopsis and summaries. Therefore, by scanning, you can obtain a lot of information without having to read the entire book. Scanning is an art that takes a lot of practice to develop. However, the benefits of developing this important reading technique make it worth the effort. With diligence and dedication, you will become good at scanning texts and double your reading speed in no time. Skimming skimming is another useful previewing technique that can help you w reading speed and improve your comprehension ability. While scanning involves looking over the important information to pick out particular details, Skimming entails reading through the entire text to get an overall impression of the content. Contrary to what many people believe, skimming is not a random process of simply placing your eyes wherever they fall on the given page or text. When it comes to this previewing strategy, what you read is actually more important than what you do not read, just as is the case was scanning. Skimming is an effective study and research strategy that can help you save a lot of time when reading. However, one should refrain from using only this strategy all the time. When reading. As you may end up missing some of the finer details of a piece of information or misinterpret, the text, skimming is essentially a strategy that should be employed as a precursor. It's a more thorough and instance of reading. You can, for instance, use skimming to preview the chapters of the textbook before engaging in more detailed reading. This essentially enables you to get a general idea about the conscience of the source material. It can also allow you to easily pick up on any differences and similarities compared to other sources to become skillful, it's skimming. It is vital to know what information to look for. Here is a step by step guide on how to use skimming to increase your reading speed and comprehension abilities. Number one. Read the title of the book. The first thing you need to do when skimming is to read the title of the book or source material, which you are reading. This will provide you with a general idea or main theme of the book, so you can determine whether it is relevant to your research, read the introduction or pre face. Usually, the introduction of a book provides important clues on the subject matter that is discussed in the chapters. By reading the introduction or pre face of the book, you can quickly deduce information contained in the subsequent pages. Number three read the first sentence of each paragraph. The first sentence of a paragraph often provides insight on the topic that is addressed in successive sentences. Therefore, by reading the first sentence, you can easily determine the content of the sentences that follow Number four, read headers and sub headers. When skimming, it is absolutely essential to read all the headers and sub headers of your source material . This will give you an overview of the information that is contained in the paragraphs. Number five. Take note of illustration, graphs and images. It is important to take note of any illustrations, graphs and images that may be present in the book that you're skimming these service pointers, which may help you identify the main details in the information you are reading. Number six read the sentences containing keywords when skimming through a given book or text, you should pause momentarily to read sentences that contain keywords. You will likely find important details and facts any sentences which will allow you to comprehend the information easily. Number seven re chapter summaries if there are any. Usually, chapter summaries contain a lot of compressed information pertaining to the theme or subject of a book. You can therefore gain a general understanding of the main concepts of a book simply by reading through the summary. You should note that when you skim, you may end up missing a lot of information which may compromise your understanding of the text. You should therefore use this strategy to preview your material before you engage in an in depth study with daily practice, you will eventually become very skillful, it skimming, thus increasing your reading speed dramatically. Skipping skipping words is a problem which many Children and adults face when reading. However, skipping can also be employed as a strategy to enhance one speed reading abilities. When used in this manner, the reader skips two sections of a given text which contain irrelevant, unnecessary or redundant information. Skipping is a strategy that requires a lot of tact and discernment. This is because when you skip sections of a given text or book, which contains crucial info, it may result in comprehension problems. A skilled reader essentially knows when it is appropriate to skip a given section of a book or source material. Unskilled readers, on the other hand, may skip entire sections simply because they feel bored or uninterested. This is a trait otherwise known as selective reading. Being selective when reading is not proper practice, as it can severely hinder comprehension. Due to this, you should Onley employ skipping as a speed reading technique on Lee when it is necessary. Some of the instances where it may be appropriate to skip sections of a given text include if a section does not contain any new information. If a given section does not contain information that is relevant to your purposes, skipping as a very useful strategy to increase your reading speed, especially if you tend to read a lot of material, it can help you save a lot of time when reading without compromising your understanding of the material. Skipping also works best when reading particular subjects from media sources. For instance, when reading a newspaper or magazine, you may be interested in a specific section, say sports or fashion. In such a case, it would be more practical to skip the sections you are not interested in and go directly to the ones that pick your interest. Minimize sub vocalization If you are like most people, you can probably hear yourself in your head when reading. That's because when we're learning to read his kids, we're taught to say the words silently in our heads. What we read. This is a phenomenon known a sub vocalization. While the habit of sub vocalization may seem very natural to us, it is in fact a bad reading habits as it can seriously impair our ability to read fast. Sub vocalization usually makes people read it a much slower rate and congrats. Lee put a strain on any efforts to improve reading speed. Essentially, sub vocalization makes one only able to read as fast as they speak. So in order to increase their reading speed, one has to overcome this habit or minimize it. At the very least, however, changing the habit of sub vocalization is not as easy as it may seem. In most cases, it may not be possible to eliminate some vocalization in your reading practice entirely. In light of this, it may be more practical toe work on reducing it instead. If you have a habit of sub vocalizing when reading, here are some of the tips that you can apply to help you reduce them in order to increase your reading speed, use your finger to guide your eyes when reading. One of the most effective strategies to deal with sub vocalization is using a finger as a guide on the text. When reading, you should try running your finger along with the page of the text you are reading. This helps distract your mind from the voice in your head, thereby helping minimize a vocalization. As a result, you will find that your reading speed has significantly increased devised techniques to distract your mind. You can also minimise sub vocalization by coming up with simple but effective ways to distract your mind As you read. For instance, you can shoot gum or like a candy stick while you read. This will keep your mind preoccupied, thereby reducing the impulse to vocalize words in your head When reading, Listen to music as you read listening to music while reading can be a highly effective strategy to deal with sub vocalization, this is because it keeps your mind distracted and reduces the urge to sound words in your head. Walt Reading Listening to music and also greatly enhance your concentration when reading. However, the choice of music is an important factor to consider. Calm and relaxing instruments of music usually works best when reading. On the other hand, music with lyrics or upbeat genres of music should be avoided when reading. Since it can be very disruptive to the whole exercise, try reading faster than you normally do. If you constantly sound words in your head when reading, you may want to try reading faster than usual to remedy the problem of sub vocalization attempting to read faster than you. Normal speed can help you reduce the number of words you say in your head, thereby reducing sub vocalization when reading. It is also good practice for speed reading, since it helps you become more attentive and focus when reading. Eventually, with a lot of practice and consistency, you will get better at reading faster without sub vocalizing too much. While the habit of sub vocalization may be detrimental to fast reading. It can also be advantageous. Sometimes, for instance, sub vocalizing unfamiliar words that you encounter when reading can help you expand your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation and exercise your memory. All these air highly beneficial to developing speed reading skills. So when it comes to sub vocalization, less is always more as you reduce your impulse to sound words in your head. When reading, you will discover that your reading speed has increased dramatically. Chungking Chunking is one of the main speed reading techniques which students and professionals use to enhance their reading comprehension ability. Essentially, Chungking entails breaking up long strings of information into smaller groups or chunks, such that the resulting groups are easier to comprehend and commits a memory. Studies have shown that Chungking Congrats Lee enhanced a reading comprehension abilities of poor readers. This speed reading technique can also significantly improve the working memory of readers, both young and old. This strategy is highly useful is a speed reading technique, since it greatly reduces the cognitive load on readers, thereby making them better at processing information. Chungking, as a strategy that is typically employed to help Children and poor readers develop their speed reading abilities. If you are thinking of using Chungking as a tool to help your child improve their reading comprehension, here is a guide on how you may go about it. Select the passage or text that is appropriate for their age. Break up the text into shorter, separate sections. Let your child read each section individually and assess their comprehension. You can ask them questions to determine whether they have understood what they have read. Have your child jot down short summaries for each section they have read. This will help him remember the information a lot easier once they have practiced enough, encourage them to use this strategy by themselves. The practice of chunking could be very beneficial to reading comprehension in several ways . First, Chungking improves one's recall ability. Breaking up long text into simpler and more manageable groups makes it possible for one to remember the main concepts as well as details in a given text. The Chungking strategy also involves the use of other reading strategies such a scanning and skimming. This allows one to develop speed reading skills in a more holistic in comprehensive manner . Chungking can also significantly improves one's peripheral vision the practice of focusing on work groups as opposed to single words, trains the I to be able to pick out minute details which may not be precisely in focus. Finger tracking the use of a finger to track the text when reading is a practice which many Children are taught when they first learned how to read. Once they're past elementary schooling, learners are usually expected to be able to read, using their eyes only without the aid of a finger pointer. However, there are many instances in which finger tracking might be beneficial even for advanced students. Struggling readers and those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and 80 HD can experience a lot of difficulties trying to read without the help of a pointer. For this reason, thinker tracking is a highly effective strategy that should be encouraged in order to help poor readers develop fast reading skills and improve their comprehension abilities. One of the main benefits of using a pointer or finger to track while reading is that it helps young readers develop proper directional tracking. While most adults are used to the idea of reading text from left to right, beginner students often struggle with this, it is important to note that the left, the right tracking that is commonly used in written English literature is more arbitrary than natural. Therefore, it would be wrong to expect the young shouts and naturally read left to right without any form of training or practice. The use of a pointer when reading, however, helps the child become acclimated to left the right directional tracking, and eventually it becomes effortless. Another reason why finger pointing or pacing is beneficial when reading is that it allows one to focus on a specific line of text without being distracted by the ones below or above it. This can greatly increase reading speed and enhance comprehension. In addition to this, pacing with the finger while reading increases concentration, thereby allowing one's read much faster and retain information better. Also, using the finger to track your reading keeps more parts of your body engaged in the reading process. This can help minimize distractions when reading, thereby improving your reading comprehension. Moreover, finger tracking can eight readers and correcting any improper techniques that may have developed early on when they started learning how to read. In light of these benefits, that finger tracking provides to reading comprehension. It is vital that young learners as well as older students are encouraged to adopt his technique when combined with other speed reading technique. Such a scanning and skimming finger tracking contrast ycl e increase one's reading speed in a very short amount of time. Faster page turning the amount of time a reader spins. Turning a page when reading might seem like a trivial matter. However, studies have shown that page turning speed has a significant influence on the reading speed of an individual. Most average readers spend about five seconds turning the pages of a book while reading, which is about the same amount of time. It takes many skilled speed readers to read an entire page slow page turning can be very detrimental to one's reading speed. If you spend five seconds to turn a page, you end up wasting several minutes when reading any text. Slow page turning can also negatively affect one's comprehension. This is because it makes you lose track of the flow of ideas that the writer is trying to convey. In order to increase your reading speed and enhance your comprehension abilities, you need to overcome the problem of slow page turning and become more skilled at turning the pages faster. One of the techniques which you can employ to increase your page turning speed is breaking the books back. In order to do so, you need to hold the book with both hands and bend it backwards such that the covers air touching each other practice binding the book every 20 to 25 pages so that the pages lie flat. This eliminates the need to keep holding down the pages, which often leads to slower reading. Obviously, you should only been the books that you own, not ones that you have borrowed from a friend or the library. Also, page turning is more appropriate when working with paperback books, since hardcover books naturally lie flat on their own by practicing the skill of bending books while reading, you will significantly reduce the amount of time you spend turning pages as you read. Consequently, your reading speed and comprehension abilities will significantly improve 7. Chapter 6 - Step 6: Improve Your Reading Comprehension: Chapter six, Step six. Improve your reading Comprehension. The ability to read and comprehend a text is a highly complex cognitive process that requires the coordination of several different brain functions. It usually also demands that we work through different layers of context and meaning in order to accurately interpret a given text and grasp the ideas that are being conveyed. Due to these complexities, reading comprehension is a problem which many people struggle with even as adults. If left unresolved, poor reading comprehension abilities may lead to literacy problems. In both Children and adults. There are plenty of factors that affect one's reading and comprehension abilities. These include poorly developed education systems, high poverty and unemployment rates and lack of interest in reading. Nevertheless speed reading and good comprehension or skills that anyone can develop with proper practice and dedication. If you are trying to improve your reading comprehension abilities, here are some of the tips that you might find useful. Expand your vocabulary. One of the most effective ways to improve your reading comprehension is by building your vocabulary your ability to read and comprehend Texas heavily reliant on your understanding of the meaning of words and how they are used in different contexts. As far as proper comprehension is concerned, it is much better to be able to understand the context in which certain words are used, instead of trying to memorize the meaning of words from the dictionary. In all likelihood, you will probably never use most of the words that you memorized by reading through a dictionary. It is therefore far more beneficial to understand how the words are practically used in written contexts as well as in conversations. However, improving your vocabulary is not as simple to do as it sounds. You will need to spend a lot of time reading, notated and trying to decipher the meaning of words to analysis of context. Nevertheless, by improving your vocabulary, you will greatly enhance your reading speed as well as your comprehension abilities. Here are some of the tips and techniques, which you can employ to build your vocabulary. Number one. Get into the habit of reading a lot in order to rapidly improve your vocabulary. The first thing you need to do is develop the habit of reading a lot. Instead of spending copious amounts of time, watching movies or chatting with friends, grab a good novel or literary work and fully engage yourself in it for a couple of hours. The more books you read, the more words you will encounter and you will learn how the words are used in context. This will greatly benefit your reading and comprehension abilities, as you will be able to understand the information you are reading quickly. Number two. Use a dictionary having a dictionary close to you while you read. Congrats, Lee. Enhance your vocabulary and make you a faster and more efficient reader. As you read, you will encounter unfamiliar words that you can easily look up in a dictionary in order to grasp their meaning and usage. You can also use accessories to look up synonyms and answer them so the words you come across during your reading sessions. This will help you further expand your vocabulary and become a more proficient reader. Number three. Keep notes. One of the best practices that will help you improve your vocabulary and become a more skillful reader is keeping notes when reading. Try to keep a list of any new words that you come across. This will make it much easier for you to refer back to the words and gradually assimilate them into your vocabulary. The practice of keeping notes will also boost her morale to learn more words. As you look back on all the words you have learned, this will eventually make your vocabulary richer and empower you to become a better reader . Number four Practice When it comes to improving your vocabulary the same that practice makes perfect rings very true. Using the new words you have learned in your conversations with people and in writing can significantly improve your comprehension. The more fluency becoming using the new words that you learn, the more proficient you will become as a reader manager environment to eliminate distractions, you are probably well aware of just how difficult it can be to read in a noisy environment . Reading in an UN conducive environment can be very distracting for you, especially if you already struggle of reading problems. Distractions can greatly slow down. You're reading pace and negatively affect your comprehension. In light of this, it is absolutely essential that you create a conducive environments before you pick up a book to start reading, ensure that the TV and any other electronic gadgets are turned off before you settle down to read. If you have a smartphone, you should put it on silent or airplane mode to minimize the chances of getting distracted by phone calls, notifications and text messages. In case it is not possible to remove all distractions from your reading environment, you may want to move to a more congenial and less distracting environment. For instance, the library or study room. In some cases, the distractions maybe internally based rather than external. For instance, you may find yourself getting distracted by intrusive thoughts and worries. In such a case, you may want to employ some relaxation techniques to ease your mind in order to focus. Better breathing exercises can help reduce stressors, which may be distracting to you while you read. You can also play some relaxing music at lower volumes to help your mind. Relax and improve your focus when reading. By taking the necessary steps to manage your external as well as the internal environment, you will improve your concentration, been reading so that you can read faster and comprehend better practice reading for pleasure. In order to improve your reading comprehension, you need to practice consistently and the only way to do so is by reading a lot. However, reading can be a very mentally and physically draining exercise, especially if it is done out of obligation. I'm sure reading a 200 page work related report is not anyone's idea of fun. So how best should you practice your reading skills? Simple. Make reading a fun exercise that you enjoy doing instead of a chore, which you hate but have to do anyway if you are trying to improve your reading comprehension but do not enjoy reading very much. Here are some of the tips, which might make reading a more pleasurable exercise for you. One. Read books about topics you find interesting. One of the ways in which you could make reading a more pleasurable activity for you is to choose books about subjects that interest you. Instead of trying to force your way through a book on It's Happened, you find boring. Why not select one that matches your passions by selecting a book on the topic that you like For your reading practice, you will be more motivated and enthusiastic about reading to use audiobooks, toe age or reading another great strategy. You can employ to make your reading more enjoyable is to read along toe audiobooks listening to audiobooks related set of books. Your reading provides a much more interactive experience, which can increase your enthusiasm for reading, thereby allowing you to develop your reading skills. Three. Create your own special reading space. If you struggle with reading, you can make reading a lot more enjoyable by creating a conducive reading area for yourself . Select a location or room, which you like and prop it up to make it more congenial for reading. If you are averse to bright lights, you may want to consider fitting low light bulbs in your reading space to make it more comfortable and conducive for your reading sessions. This will make reading a more pleasurable activity for you, and thus act is a motivating factor to make you read more. Discuss what you are reading with a friend. There are some instances when discussing the text you are reading with a friend can greatly enhance your comprehension. If you find yourself struggling to comprehend the text you are reading, it might be beneficial for you to discuss it with a friend who is not read it, articulating your thoughts in the book to a friend can aid you in picking out the areas where your comprehension is limited. You might even realize that your understanding is very spot on. Once you try explaining your thoughts to someone who has never read the text you are reading, even if there is no one close by to discuss your opinions with, you can still use this strategy very effectively. If you have a pet, you can take momentary breaks in between reading sessions to explain your understanding of your text to it. Obviously, the pet has no way of understanding what you're saying, and so it won't be an actual discussion. However, by practicing this approach, you will be able to determine your comprehension rates and equip yourself with the know how and how to navigate any problems you may have. So the next time you are reading through a text, take the time to implement the strategy. In doing so, you will greatly enhance your comprehension abilities and become a more proficient and skillful reader. Pause when you lose focus and reflect on what you have read. Another great strategy to employ when developing your reading comprehension is a reflection . When you get confused, as you are reading, take a momentary break to think about what you have read and how much you have understood. If possible, make a mental summary of all the important information that you have grass from the text you are reading. Once you have determined your comprehension rate, you can proceed reading with the summation of key points in details in mind. Doing this will allow you to keep track of your reading and therefore booster reading comprehension. It will also enable you to retain the information better. 8. Chapter 7 - Step 7: Reevaluate Your Current Reading Strategies: Chapter seven. Step seven. Reevaluate your current reading strategies in order to improve your reading speed and reading comprehension abilities. It is absolutely essential that you first analyzed the strategies you are currently using and their effectiveness. This will help you determine the success rate of your reading style as well as the limitations that your strategy suffers from. You can begin to evaluate your existing reading strategies by studying the way you read. Start by selecting unfamiliar reading material. For instance, a novel, essay or textbook readers selected test materials you normally would do and pay close attention to your comprehension rate, attention span and energy levels. This will provide you with useful pointers on areas where you may be lagging behind. If you have noticed that your comprehension rate is lower or your attention tends to dwindle, you can practice reading slower at first and progressively build up your speed. For instance, if you realize that you tend to lose focus after 30 minutes of reading, take note of this fact and try to increase this time gradually. Try not to force yourself to read for prolonged periods of time at once. Since this Kenly to fatigue and irritability, which may lower your reading speed as well as your comprehension. Instead, begin by reading for your maximum focus time, say 30 minutes, then take a short break to absorb the information and refresh you can thereafter. Resume your reading and try to surpass your previous record. Eventually, you will realize that your reading speed is gradually increasing without compromising your comprehension. Try not to get frustrated if you're focused. Time is really short at first. With time and practice, you will be able to double your reading speed and become more skillful at reading comprehension. You may also realize that your reading speed and reading comprehension problems stems from the source material. Rather than reading the time. Perhaps you experience difficulty comprehending the themes, ideas and details in a given text. If this is the case, you may want to consider selecting a book that it's on part of your level of comprehension . It might be difficult, for instance, to read and comprehend a book on legislation. If you have no background in legal matters in such a scenario, it would be more beneficial to switch to a book on a subject you're familiar with when it comes to developing your reading speed. The complexity of the subject is not as important as the fact that you can comprehend what you're reading. Therefore, endeavour to begin with simpler books that you can understand more easily over time and with diligent practice, you will find it. Your reading speed and reading comprehension abilities have drastically improved. 9. Conclusion - How to Read Faster: conclusion. The art of speed reading has been a subject of controversy for many years. While the abilities read faster is a skill that is prized by many academics and professionals, some naysayers claim that it can affect comprehension in detrimental ways. However, if we carefully examine the facts, speed reading is an art form that offers numerous benefits not only to students but working professionals as well. The ability to read faster can significantly enhance one's cognition. In several ways, Studies have shown that speed reading can significantly improve working memory, information retention and recall ability. In addition to this, speed, reading can greatly enhance comprehension, thereby allowing learners to understand what they read more efficiently. Mastering the art of speed reading can also improve the rate at which one absorbs information, thus making them better at reading comprehension. Due to the increased rate at which masterful speed readers acquire information, this skill can be very useful in helping one expand their knowledge base. By being able to read fast, an individual can sweep through several Texan acquire information on a variety of topics in significantly reduced amounts of time. Despite its numerous benefits, speed reading is a skill that can take a lot of time in practice to develop. You need to read a lot of books and improve your comprehension abilities in order to become proficient at this art. Nevertheless, with the right strategies and dedication, you can double your reading speed and improve your comprehension ability in a very short amount of time. By employing techniques such a skimming, scanning, finger tracking, reduce up vocalization and more, you will begin to enjoy the benefits of reading at a faster than average rate. If you have struggled with slow reading speeds and poor comprehension for years, the time for action is now. There is absolutely nothing stopping you for becoming a master at speed reading. These techniques have been tried, tested and proven to work for many people. Therefore, if you are trying to develop your reading comprehension abilities, you now have all the right tools in your arsenal. Begin applying these wonderful tips and techniques today, and you will enjoy impressive results sooner than you expect