Presentation on theme: "Reading. Why should I read faster? 1.To be prepared for college/university –You will be reading 100-150 pages every week. 2.Faster readers comprehend."— Presentation transcript:
Why should I read faster? 1.To be prepared for college/university –You will be reading 100-150 pages every week. 2.Faster readers comprehend faster –Make associations to the ideas you’re reading about; this way you can quickly see how ideas are related to each other 3.Faster readers concentrate better –less time for distractions, therefore increased comprehension, therefore, better concentration and focus
How can I read faster? Check your reading habits. Bad reading habits may slow you down. Do you try to pronounce each word as you read? –Pronunciation is not necessary for you to understand. –In fact, if you try to say the words, even silently, you will probably understand less. –You will read only as fast as you can pronounce the words.
2. Do you usually move your lips while you read silently? If you do, you will never be able to read faster than 200 words per minute, the fastest speed at which English can be spoken.
3. Do you follow the words in the text with your finger or a pencil while you read? It limits the way you read because you cannot skip around. Pointing at the words forces your eyes to follow the lines of text too closely. Your eyes should follow your thoughts, not your finger!
4. Do you translate into your native language when you read in English? 5. Do you write translations of words in the English text when you are reading it the first time? Both of these habits will slow your reading AND interfere with your ability to think in English.
Things you should do when reading 1.Read more than one word at a glance. Try to read material in phrases or thought units rather than word by word. 2.Make associations to the ideas you are reading. These associations can help you remember the ideas that you’re reading and relate them to each other.
3. Read through the entire passage once before you reread. Many ideas will be explained in the passage as you read further. 4. Avoid sounding out words as you read. If you do this, you will be reading ONLY as fast as you can pronounce words. 5. Don’t use your finger to follow the words on the page. Instead, try to read thought units or phrases.
More reading strategies Previewing –Before you read the text, read the title and main headings –This will help you get an overall sense of the material covered –Ask yourself who the audience is: who is it written for? –What kind of publication would print the article?
Skimming Skimming is high speed reading that can save you time and help you get through lots of material quickly. You skim to get a general idea of an article, passage or book, not specific details. When you skim, you have a general question in mind, such as “Will this be useful to me?” or “What is this article about?”
Scanning is another type of high speed reading when you look for a specific piece of information. When you scan, you have a specific question in mind. You do not read every word, only key words that will help you answer your question. Scanning
Read for pleasure Regular reading for pleasure can help you to Improve your vocabulary Increase your reading speed Improve your comprehension Improve your writing Gain more knowledge Find examples that show different ways people speak and write.