If you find it hard to understand what you have read, then this post might be of some great help to you.
Today we’ll see the top 4 Ways/Tips which we can apply in our daily lives to help us understand better what we read.
Note: We are not saying that these given tips will surely help you to understand whatever your read, It does not work like that. You will have to try each one of the given tips and test out which one works best for you, errors and trials you know!
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TOP 4 TIPS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU READ:
ASK QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF WHILE READING
Simple! While reading any story, any passage, any poem, any incident, any Book, etc, Ask questions to yourself. Ask questions, even if you know the answer to that question!
Don’t interrupt others, Ask any sort of silly questions to yourself, and try to answer them on your own. Believe me, this habit of asking and answering questions to yourself by yourself is going to help you improve your understanding as well as overall language skills on a drastic scale.
IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY
It is as simple as it sounds, Improving your Vocabulary will surely help you understand better what you are reading. The logic is simple If you don’t know what words of sentences you are reading then how come you can understand it?
Now the question arises, How to improve your Vocabulary? Well, you can simply follow these steps:
- Try Watching Movies/Shows in English. Please also enable Subtitles while you are watching the Movie It’ll make it easier for you to interpret.
- Make Quick and Easy to read flashcards by writing down Hard learn words and reading them frequently so that you’ll never forget them.
- You can enroll in online Vocab Improving courses, Attempt Online Vocab improving Quizzes.
- Read More books, Read More Books, Read More Books, Read More Books! Trust me, this will surely help you improve your Vocab!
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SUMMARIZE WHAT YOU JUST READ
It may sound simple, like just Summarizing what you read and writing it down! But it isn’t!
Summarizing is a different skill and if you want to summarize a given text or paragraph then you need to understand the whole paragraph deeply, pick out the most important of the texts from the paragraph.
So the next time you read any given passage, try to summarize the whole paragraph at the end, which means after completing your reading!
READ IN SMALL PORTIONS
If you find it hard to digest a biiiiiiiig chunk of paragraph reading at a time, then try to divide that big chunk of paragraph and start to read and understand in parts.
Break Large parts of paragraphs into smaller and simpler ones, ready one or two paras then try summarizing that paragraph, then hop on to the next one, and so on.
It’s a simple and normal but effective tip that you can keep in your mind to improve your understanding of what you are reading
So these were our tips which you can apply to understand better whatever you will read! Which one got your attention is worthy of you trying yourself? Let us know in the comment sections, We’ll like to hear that!