Reading strategies

June 16, 2016

Reading efficiently

There are various reading materials you could find whenever. The issue is to be able to read them with benefits. We propose top of the reading skills and strategies that will make your reading fast and useful.

Choose carefully

Think about the usefulness of the preferred books, journals, etc. Check the contents, headlines, and annotation. It helps you not waste your time in vain.

Three types of reading

You may read only contents, headlines, and summaries for the shallowest knowledge; brief annotation or review of the book for the moderate level; controversial and small details for full reading comprehension. \”Active reading,\” which means putting notes, highlighting or underlining the most significant information during reading, is also very popular.

How to work with various materials: useful tips

It is important to realize that online journals and newspapers often propose the most current and actual information. The great thing is that all the information is in the thematic rubrics, so you can easily find the necessary information, save and collect it. The same thing you might do with online articles: find them, gather the link, make theme folders, read from the screen or print for comfortable reading.

Also, there are three the most popular type of papers: news, opinion, and feature articles. The first category is very useful and famous because of its brief and exact description of the necessary information in headlines and the easy finding structure. The second one comprises the articles where you have to look for the most interesting data in the annotation or read the summary. The last category includes the items that propose a description about the exact topic and requires the reader to be attentive and patient since all the information is inside the text.

Skills for better reading comprehension

1) It may be useful to create the own table of contents for each reading. It helps simply find the necessary information and answer the most important questions.

2) Use some glossaries if you have to read scientific materials; it helps you to understand all the data.

3) Choose the right time and place for reading. The most efficient reading is when you are not tired and relaxed, so just find comfortable, quiet, and well-lighted place and start reading.

4) Write down a summary of each reading. Thus, you will remember everything.


Follow the mentioned rules, and your reading will bring you only positive emotions. Good luck!