Reading with comprehension is a difficult task. It seems rather impossible to speed read with proper comprehension. However, there is a piece of good news ―every person can learn to speed read while maintaining proper comprehension. For this, he has to learn certain techniques along with consistent practice. Today, we will show you the two best possible books that can help you to become an effective speed reader.
A person, who is preparing for any kind of exam, needs to prepare for certain things. By preparation, we meant how a person acquires knowledge about the particular thing for which he/she is preparing. There are many ways to gain and improve your knowledge. The most basic method of learning is being taught by a teacher.
Reading with Comprehension is the Way to Gain Knowledge
Young people are taught in schools by teachers, and most of their learning is done by listening. As they grow old and are promoted to higher grades, their learning process transforms from listening to reading. Thus, they begin to rely more on reading.
In this regard, the biggest asset for a person in personal or professional life is the ability to read effectively and efficiently. You can find many people who know how to read, but one can seldom find an efficient and speedy reader, at least in the case of Pakistan.
One Skill that is Common to all Successful People?
Similarly, if you take one common characteristic of the world’s most successful people, of the present era, you will be shocked to realize that they are all book lovers, avid readers, and are very effective in their readings. Thus, one quality that makes them successful is their ability to read more in less time with proper comprehension. In other words, the more a person can read, the more knowledge he/she will be able to attain.
Poor Reading Skills Limits Fortune!
On the contrary, some such people know how to read but take too much time along with poor comprehension. For instance, I have come across many people who avoid reading a newspaper. Upon inquiry, they argue that if they start reading newspapers, they will need at least five hours to complete it. This is very strange as the newspaper should be read in half an hour, or maximum within an hour. If a person is spending more than half an hour reading a newspaper, he/she is wasting his time and it will be very difficult for him to read it daily. Soon, he will stop reading completely and lose an essential source of day-to-day knowledge.
The same problem is faced by most university and college students. They have to read a lot in a very short time. In Pakistan, most students are not very well trained to read properly. Since reading is a strained and hard process for them, thus do not feel like studying, and rely mostly on rot learning to pass the exams. As a result, their studies do not benefit the nation, and society as a whole does not progress.
Improve your Reading with Comprehension Prior to CSS Prep!
Rather Start CSS Preparation by First Working on your Reading…
The same kind of problem persists with the people who are beginning to prepare for a competitive examination in Pakistan. Due to inefficient reading skills, many candidates are unable to prepare for the 12 subjects, in which at least twenty books have to be read for each subject. Thus passing the competitive examination in Pakistan becomes very difficult for an ordinary person. This is the reason why the failure percentage in the CSS examination is very high.
Don’t Worry! You Can Speed Read Too!
But you guys don’t have to panic at all! We’ll tell you about two such books that will help you improve your reading skills to a great extent. Any person can improve his/her reading with the help of these books. One should take note that the tips and techniques that are being provided in these books are to be followed strictly, and daily practice should be done to achieve the maximum benefit.
A CSS officer, in an interview, revealed that when he was preparing for the examination he took at least three hours to read a newspaper. But when he worked on improving his reading, the time was shortened by 2.5 hours. Now it took only 30 minutes for him to read an entire newspaper.
Books That Develops Faster Reading Speed and Reading with Comprehension
1- How to Read Better and Faster, Norman Lewis
This book is an excellent resource for any person who is looking to improve his reading skills. The author provides tips and techniques related to finding main ideas, perception, inner speech, lip movements, vocalization, and regression. Similarly, he answers many queries such as how to get the gist quickly, how to build a better reading vocabulary, how to read with aggressive comprehension, and how to skim. Moreover, there are tons of practice material provided within each chapter.
2- Triple your Reading Speed, Wade E. Cutler
This book is also an excellent resource to improve reading. It promises to teach the accelerated reading method which makes them learn to read faster and comprehend better with this proven self-study plan that anyone can master. Whatever your current speed, you can double or even triple it —without attending costly time-consuming classes! This book offers simple and easy-to-use techniques to help you read faster and understand better.