How to learn to read books?
The book is a real storehouse of knowledge. It is the primary need in the world of information. It is not for nothing that they say that it is possible to consider the illiterate not the one who does not know how to read, but the one who does not know how to learn and learn new things. The art book educates tastes, instills rules of understanding of the environment. Scientific - gives a person new knowledge and skills.
How can one learn to read books in such a way as to maximally effectively perceive information: from the point of view of speed, and from the point of view of mastering?
How to speed up normal reading
- Measure the minute with the timer and readAny artistic text without pictures and tables in your usual mode. Having finished reading, count the number of words. This is the initial speed of your reading. Let's try to increase it.
- Concentrate on the topic of the narrative. Do not lose the thread of the plot. Watch out for the main characters (in the artistic text). In the technical - highlight the main thing. Read carefully selected and headers of materials. Examples and illustrations can be easily viewed.
- To set the tempo for reading, use your hand orfinger, moving from left to right along the length of the line, then returning to the beginning of the next. Do it faster. Even if you do not have time to read all the words, the brain will independently complete the sentence. You will surely catch the general meaning.
- Use the principle of preliminary familiarization with the text. It is necessary, as it were, to casually pay attention to each page for 2-3 seconds, viewing the text. And then read more carefully.
- Reinforce your brain (chocolate, cup of coffee). This stimulates the reading process. Body posture is also important. It should be at least comfortable: the spine is not twisted, the legs are not compressed, the head is straight, the breathing is even.
- After a week of exercise, we recommend that you measure againread speed and compare with the previous indicator. Surely, it has increased (at first it may even be doubling). Then the indicators are not growing so much. For a further level, it is necessary to switch to the method of speed reading.
For more information on increasing speed, see How to learn to read fast. And about how and what to read - in the Reading section.