#project #L1

How to make reading more effective and efficient?


  1. Set a goal: Before reading, set a specific goal for what you want to achieve from reading the material. This will help you stay focused and engaged.
  2. Skim-read first: Don’t dive in right away; skim-read the material first. This will help you get a sense of the structure, main ideas, and key points.
  3. Highlight or take notes: Highlight or take notes of important information while reading. This will help you remember key points and make it easier to review later.
  • ⚠️ False claim: Highlighting does not help remember key points, just gives the illusion of it. Talking notes and writing it with your own words does.
  1. Break it up: Break up the material into smaller chunks and take breaks in between. This will help prevent fatigue and increase retention.
  2. Eliminate distractions: Eliminating distractions such as your phone or TV can improve focus and concentration while reading.
  3. Read actively: Engage with the material by asking questions, making connections, and reflecting on what you’ve read.
  4. Practice regularly: Reading regularly can improve your speed, comprehension, and retention over time.
  5. Use technology tools: There are many online tools available that can help enhance your reading experience such as speed-reading apps or text-to-speech software for auditory learners.
  6. ❓What are some recommended tools?
  7. Join a book club: Joining a book club can motivate you to read more frequently and provide opportunities for discussion and reflection on what you’ve read.
  8. Enjoy it! Lastly, try to enjoy the process of reading; find topics that interest you or challenge you to keep yourself engaged and motivated!