Understanding a book is not the same as reading it. In fact, it can be harder to retain knowledge about a book if you are not able to comprehend its contents. To make reading more effective, try skimming through the book’s content to determine if it is worth your time. For this, you can scan chapter titles and subheadings. These tips will help you understand a book more thoroughly and retain more of what you read.
Writing a few sentences after reading
Adult learners must read a lot. Speed reading is not the same as highlighting important parts of a paragraph. But by writing a few sentences after reading a book, you can free up more time for other activities. Good writers always start with a key statement. This way, you’ll know right away if the paragraph contains information that’s important. Here are some other tips for reading more effectively:
Re-reading the same book or parts of the same book
Re-reading the same book or parts of a new book can increase your ability to retain more of the material you’ve learned. Reading a book with emotions like pleasure or curiosity can cause us to speed through the material, skipping over important details. On subsequent readings, we may notice these details again, but they are likely to be muted, or forgotten altogether.
Some books are too complex to remember the first time, so re-reading them often will help you retain more of what you’ve learned. Remember that the human brain doesn’t always like repetition, so try re-reading the same book several times. If you can, spread the re-readings so that they’re spaced out enough so that you don’t read the same book too quickly.
Using Basmo to create reading lists
Using Basmo to create reading lists is a great way to track your reading. It is easy to name your lists based on primary characteristics, such as the genre or author. You can also create new lists or add books to an existing one. However, one downside to this app is the lack of audiobook and ebook support. While developers have promised audiobook support in the future, there’s no definite timeframe. In the meantime, you’ll have to manually add books to your list, which can take quite a while.
In addition to letting you create reading lists, Basmo also lets you create a calendar of events, as well as see your upcoming reading list. In addition to creating a calendar, Basmo also allows you to keep track of your reading lists and set reminders to remind you about them. It is best to keep a calendar or planner with your lists and use a timer to keep track of your reading.
Developing a good reading habit
The most important thing to remember in forming a reading habit is to make it fun! If you enjoy fantasy novels, you don’t need to force yourself to read non-fiction. However, you should set realistic goals and stretch yourself to meet them. By setting short-term and long-term goals, you can broaden your perspective and grow as a reader. For example, instead of trying to read a book a day, try setting goals for yourself to read at least one book a month. Ideally, you’ll have a monthly goal and complete it in no time.
Another thing to consider is your personal preferences. If you like science fiction, for example, try reading books by authors who have made their books popular. There’s nothing worse than feeling uninterested in a book, only to realize later that you have skipped it and never read it. Developing a reading habit to retain more of every book you read will help you find the right books to suit your tastes and improve your memory.