- § Address any visual problem that might appear.
- § Choose a properly lit place where to read.
- § Sit properly but comfortably while reading.
- § Hold the book at around 30 to 40 cm (11 to 16 inches) from your eyes.
- § When reading silently, don’t move your lips and don’t repeat the words in your mind.
- § Don’t move your head side to side.
- § Don’t follow the line with your finger or another object – they won’t help, they’ll just distract you.
- § Move your eyes from one group of words to another, not from word to word, and don’t repeat lines.
- § Try to understand what you read, as this stimulates permanent learning.
- § Make the connection between the topic you are studying and other lessons.
- § Practice what you have learnt (overlearning).
- § Try to find applications for what you have learnt; abstract as the topic might be, it can prove useful in everyday problems.
- § Think about the text and ask yourself questions in regard to it; it’s unacceptable to simply agree to everything the author says.
- § Draw the right conclusions.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR READING