Reading Strategies

by Stephen on August 16, 2011

“Strategies” is the keyword not only when it comes to reading but when it comes to obtaining new information and recalling upon it for future reference. Why are strategies important? Strategies are a means of connecting our individual self and anatomy to a world concept. If we all had the ability to comprehend information the same way, then the world would be quite bland wouldn’t it?

That is where creativity kicks into gear, and it’s a great thing to appreciate being that strategies and finding ways to connect ourselves to other people and ideas is the foundation of our lives. Reading strategies are going to connect you, as a student, to new information which in turn is going to help you grow intellectually and as your own creative person. If you don’t choose to read on your spare time, then you may find these reading strategies almost impossible.

The key is to look at who you are as a person and develop a way of doing things so that you can fit into the big picture in any environment that you end up in. It’s kind of being a chameleon; blending in with your surroundings even if you don’t care to do so, by using your own creativity. Reading strategies may consist of the following. Try to read in an environment that is quiet. A quiet area and reading words inside of your head will also help you to regain a picture of those words and remember them being that you aren’t focused on anything outside of your reading strategies.

Using images and symbols while you are reading so that you can remember new vocabulary words or ideas in the book that are to be written about on a final essay, etc. Attempt to read out loud instead of in your head. Hearing the words will assist you in recalling upon them later on down the line. If you are an auditory learning, then this may be quite necessary for you. Placing yourself in the story or the situation so that you can get a better idea of what the scenario feels like.

Placing yourself in the shoes of someone else will give you an overall idea of what they are experiencing and why they are facing certain situations. Read with other people who may be better at concentrating on studying and reading. If you are the type to operate progressively around other people, then its recommended that you do so. Find a study group so that you can concentrate on the ideas and chapters that are being presented throughout the book.

These are only a few techniques to use. All of these will work different depending on the way that the student learns new information. Learning doesn’t have to be boring if you don’t make it that way. It can actually be fun and refreshing if you do it in a way that appeals to you and your interests in life. Education is important and so is the self-discipline.

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