Improving your skills will reduce unnecessary reading time and enable you to read in a more focused and selective manner. You will also be able to increase your levels of understanding and concentration. This category shows you how to read with greater efficiency and effectiveness by using a range of different reading skills.
Learn how to:
Have a clear focus whenever you read and set your goals.
Survey the text before you spend the time and effort to read a passage.
Scan and skim to select the text for detailed.
Scan and skim after detailed to reinforce your understanding.
Use a form of note taking whenever you read in detail, to keep you concentrating, aid understanding and provide you with a record.
Using clear goals and a variety of reading skills is more important than increasing to read speed.
To improve your speed, don’t increase the speed of the eye across the page, but increase the number of words the eye recognizes in a single fixation.