Tips for Reading and Understanding

Sometimes when we’re reading something new or unfamiliar, there’s a lot of information that we need to process. We don’t always have time to read things more than once, so when we read something new there are a few tips we can utilize to help remember the events and characters and organize our thoughts.

One thing I recommend is taking notes. If you’re reading a chapter in biology or world history, you either highlight in your book or take notes while you’re reading so you remember what’s going on. You can do this in English as well (**though don’t highlight in the school copy of Animal Farm!) Keeping a notebook full of notes and facts about each chapter in Animal Farm will help you keep your thoughts organized and will be a great study tool when it’s test time.

If you don’t want to take notes, there are other things you can do. Here are some websites that offer tips and tricks to make reading and comprehension easier:

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/skill-builder/reading-comprehension/48617.html

http://www.irisreading.com/speed-reading/4-ways-to-read-faster-with-better-focus/

http://www.uhv.edu/ac/study/pdf/tips.reading.active.2.pdf

If you didn’t read chapter one in Animal Farm there’s still time to catch up! Go ahead and read what you missed so that you’ll be able to follow along with the class discussions and keep up with the rest of the story as it progresses.

-Miss Pace

 

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About japace9

I am an English education major at Kennesaw State University and love reading, writing and watching movies. My favorite books include "The Lovely Bones," "Atonement," "Looking for Alaska," and "The Wives of Bath" and my favorite movies are "The Lion King," "Moulin Rouge!" and "Almost Famous."
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