Students are more likely to be obliged and encouraged to read books, unlike adults who prioritize work most of the time that they no longer have the chance to read.
Most are also losing interest because of various emerging technologies that grab their attention. But are these emerging technologies really causing improvement? Or is there a downside to it?
How can we possibly improve our reading? Or mabe, how can we renew our interest in reading by finding the time to do it?
Here are a few steps derived from two web articles, Reading Makes You Better and Improving Reading Skills, to get you started.
For students, finding time to read is not a difficulty. All you need to do is get something to read and challenge yourself not to choose your android over that book. Even then how can you overcome that? Pretty simple.
Pick books depending on your reading level
Reading level doesn’t depend upon your age but it does depend upon your interest. Some may choose novels while you prefer comics. There is no greater or lower kind of reading level or material. Every book is an art which classifies a person’s identity and character.
For adults or people who find time, a difficulty in reading, it doesn’t matter how busy you are, reading few pages won’t take too much of your time. Remember that reading doesn’t require you to finish the whole book. Make it a habit to read once in a while as relaxation but first,
Find a place to read.
Be it a coffee shop, bedroom, your cozy couch, or somewhere at your workplace during break. Find a place where you can concentrate and inhale the words you’re reading. Don’t rush even if you only have little time. Enjoy it.
Schedule a routine time to read.
Pretty much, this is the tip that answers your dilemma. You need to definitely find a routine time so you won’t lose track of your reading, can be during breakfast, while traveling, or simply whenever you have free time. This will help you improve your speed but always read the page carefully.
Reread if you cannot understand.
Rereading is not a waste of time. You are not in a marathon to make a goal of five pages per minute. If you cannot understand a word or phrase, reread. It will help you understand it better the second, third or fourth time over. Through rereading, you will be able to find context clues that will certainly help you.
Now its time to start reading!
You can get started withGoodReads list of 2014’s best books:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby by f. Scott Fitzgerald
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
by: Leine de Guzman