Effective Reading: General Advice

Effective Reading: 

General Advice.

Credit: Teaching and Learning Unit, University of Melbourne.

Your Reading Location

Consider where you read. Always read in a well-lit and quiet place that is free of distractions, and don’t get into the habit of reading materials in bed! (unless you want to go to sleep)

How You Read

Don’t vocalize as you read. This will slow you down, it won’t help concentration, and it will lead to bad reading approaches.

When You Read.

Read at times when you can concentrate, and maintain concentration by taking
regular short breaks, perhaps every 30 or 45 minutes.

Set Reading Goals.

Set yourself reading tasks (10 pages, 1 chapter, 1 section of a chapter etc).

Never Give Up, It Takes Time.

Remember that reading often takes longer than you expect and you often need to go beyond set texts. Give yourself enough time!


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