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8 Tips To Remember What You Read

8 Tips To Remember What You Read
Despite television, cell phones, and Twitter, traditional reading is still an important skill. Whether it is school textbooks, magazines, or regular books, people still read, though not as much as they used to. One reason that many people don’t read much is that they don’t read well. For them, it is slow, hard work and they don’t remember as much as they should. Students, for example,may have to read something several times before they understand and remember what they read. Why? Some of the blame can be placed on the fads in reading teaching, such as phonics and “whole language,” which sometimes are promoted by zealots who don’t respect the need for both approaches. For all those who missed out on good reading skills, it is not too late. Read with a purpose.Skim first.Get the reading mechanics right.Be judicious in highlighting and note taking.Think in pictures.Rehearse as you go along.Stay within your attention span and work to increase that span.Rehearse again soon. 2) Skim First

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