Various Speed Reading Techniques

Executive Summary about Reading by Melvin Ng

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

The ability to speed read is an important skill in today’s world, where – whether we are students or at work – we are often expected to read hefty amounts of materials on a daily basis. As a result, improving your speed reading technique is something each and every one of us should not only do, but maintain. What, then, are speed reading techniques?

Speed reading – the essential elements

Before you start to learn any particular speed reading technique, you need to consider that all speed reading techniques rely on three essential elements:

A desire to improve you reading speed;

Speeding reading technique

#1 – Skimming

In short, speed reading like this means that one is not reading each and every word on the page, but merely scanning through the material. Speed reading technique

Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

#2 – first sentence reading

Unlike speed reading technique

#1, in speed reading technique

#2, the reader will read the first sentence of each paragraph, in order to get the crux (main idea) of the idea behind the paragraph and will then skim read the remainder of the paragraph. This process is then repeated on down the page until such time as all the reading material has been exhausted.

If you find that you are reading material where the writer has used multiple ideas in the same paragraph, you may need to adapt your speed reading technique to one of the other speed reading techniques.

Speed reading technique

#3 – Group wording

There is a term in speed reading circles that is seen as being one of the major demons of reading: “subvocalization”. Subvocalization is a clinical term for word-for-word reading – and it’s a huge no-no in speed reading techniques. Subvocalization slows reading down, without providing any upswing in comprehension to counter the lost reading time.

Using the group wording technique, speed readers are able to read large chunks of information at the same time – thus, saving time.

Additional speed reading techniques

Aside from the specific speed reading techniques in 1 to 3 above, there are a number of habits/practices that are generally considered counter-productive to speed reading – thus will have an affect on your speed reading abilities.

* subvocalization – as already stated, this is where you speak out the words you read. It’s a major cause of slow reading. Unfortunately, as most of us are taught to speak out the words we read when we learn to read as children, it is also one of the hardest habits to break.

* digressing – digressing is where the reader will read a passage, then return to re-read it, usually in the mistaken belief that they will be able to comprehend better what has been written on a second read. Conclusion

If You’d Like To Know Why Reading Matters

Here Are Some of the Reasons Why Reading Is So Important for Children

Why Do We Tell Children to Read?

We’re always telling children that books and reading are
good for them, but have we ever really thought about why
that’s true? Exactly what do older children get out of reading
novels? What do younger kids get from being read to?
Does reading matter?

Books Help Children Develop Vital Language Skills

Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed
in children. The more children read, the better they become at reading. The more enjoyable the things they read are, the more they’ll stick with them and
develop the reading skills that they’ll need for full access to information in their adult lives. Reading should be viewed as a pleasurable activity – as a source of entertaining tales and useful and interesting factual information.

The more young children are read to, the greater their interest in mastering reading. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing. Reading, by way of books, magazines or websites, exposes kids to new vocabulary. When parents read aloud to children, the children also hear correct pronunciation as they see the words on the page, even if they can’t yet read the words on their own.

Reading Can Open Up New Worlds and Enrich Children’s
Lives As mentioned above, reading opens doors – doors to factual information about any subject on earth, practical or theoretical. Given the wealth of available resources such as Internet, libraries, schools and bookstores, if children can read well and if they see reading as a source of information, then for the rest of their lives they will have access to all of
the accumulated knowledge of mankind, access to all of the great minds and ideas of the past and present. Children can predict the patterns and successfully solve the riddles.

Children are influenced by and imitate the world around them. While a steady diet of violent cartoons may have a detrimental effect on children’s development, carefully chosen stories and books can have a positive influence on children, sensitizing them to the needs of others. Reading Can Enhance Children’s Social Skills

Although reading is thought of as the quintessential solitary activity, in certain circumstances reading can be a socializing activity. At school or at a library story hour, books can bring children together and can be part of a positive shared experience. Make the most of this experience by encouraging children to talk about what they’ve read or heard.

Reading Can Improve Hand-Eye Coordination

Reading Can Provide Children with Plenty of Good, Clean Fun I’ve saved the most important point for last. Reading can  provide children with endless hours of fun and  entertainment. All of the pragmatic reasons above aren’t at  all necessary to justify reading’s place in children’s lives. Inspire your older children to read. Give them access to plenty of reading material that they’ll enjoy and discuss it with them. Sample everything – traditional printed books and ebooks on Internet, classic children’s novels and fairy tales,
as well as more modern stories.

Reread old favorites and, at the same time, introduce your children to new stories. Your child’s mind and heart have room for both.

So Reading Really Does Matter After All Nurture it in your children.


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