Cite this article:
Nadig (2013). Effective Reading Skills. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 18(1), pp.53-55.
Dr. Basumati Nadig
Asst. Prof in English, SOS
in Literature & Languages,
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur (C.G.) 492010
Abstract: Listening, speaking,
reading and writing (LSRW) are the four basic skills in developing a language. This paper emphasizes on
efficient reading. Reading and
comprehension go hand in hand. Some effective techniques to improve reading
have been suggested for the
students appearing for
competitive exams. Myths like, reading slowly helps to understand better
and loud reading is better to comprehend a text have been proved wrong. Reading is an action of brain, not eyes and vocal organs. Eyes are only the input device. But
whatever the technique may be, nothing can match the habit of reading at an
early stage of schooling. Reading speed
can be developed by
understanding and applying
reading techniques like skimming,
scanning, mind mapping, visualizing etc.
Teachers and parents should give much importance to reading skill while
teaching children as it not only provides children with vast knowledge but also
greatly improves their writing skill.
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