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TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE READING SKILLS AND READING COMPREHENSION

Reading is an important part of learning English. This guide to how to improve your reading skills will help you improve reading by using skills you use in your own language. In other words, one of the best tips on improving reading is to think about how you read in your own language. Start by thinking about how you read different documents. How do you read the newspaper? How do you read novels? How do you read train schedules? and so on. Taking time to think about this will help give you clues on how to read in English - even if you don 't understand every single word.
Ask yourself this question: Do I read every word in your own language when I am reading a schedule, summary, or other outlining document?
The answer is most definitely: No! Reading in English is like reading in your native language. This means that it is not always necessary to read and understand each and every word in English. Remember that reading skills in your native language and English are basically the same.
Here is a quick overview of the four types of reading skills used in every language:
Skimming - used to understand the "gist" or main idea Scanning - used to find a particular piece of information Extensive reading - used for pleasure and general understanding Intensive reading - accurate reading for detailed understanding
You can use these reading skills in a number of ways to improve other areas of English learning such as pronunciation, grammar and increasing vocabulary.
There are many method and technique that can help you to improve your reading skills and also your reading comprehension. That method and technique are SQ3R, PQRTS, and KWL.
1. SQ3R
SQ3R is a reading technique developed by Francis P. Robinson of Ohio State University United States. This technique is practical and can be applied in a variety of learning approaches.
SQ3R stands in principle measures studied texts or books that consist of: (1)



References: * http://english-zone.com/study/readtip.html * http://akhmadsudrajat.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/teknik-membaca-sq3r/ * http://www.muhammadnoer.com/2009/07/membaca-cepat-metode-sq3r/ * http://www.lintech.org/study-skills/The_PQRST_method.html * http://www.studygs.net/texred3.htm * http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Allen9.html

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