The Reading Process
Reading is a directional process: from Left to right.
Did you know....?
It only takes 2 muscles in your eyes to look up and down. To look fromleft to right, on the other hand, takes all 11 muscles and is much morestrenuous.Try it yourself but remember to keep your head still! By doing thisseveral times a day, you can actually strengthen your eye muscles,which may make reading easier in the long run!
Believe it or not, adjusting the speed of your reading can make a difference andhelp you become a better reader. Reading can be seen as a bit like riding a bike.The SLOW reader does not gain enough momentum inreading to progress. In other words, too much time istaken on figuring out each individual word so its hard toremember or take in what you are reading!The FAST reader tends to race ahead and read so quickly,they have no idea what's happened or what's going on.They may even miss whole words or lines out and becausethey are going so fast, may not realise any mistakes theymay have made whilst reading.So, the best thing is to be a STEADY reader!The steady reader reads fluently, can read ahead and takein what's going on. We can all learn to read like this.However what is important to realise is that we need to beflexible when we are reading. And this really depends onWHAT we are reading.
People tend to read at different speeds depending on what they are reading.Whilst it is best to aim for being a steady reader, we need to remember to beflexible when we are reading.
If you are a SLOW reader...Wobbling and about to fall off...If you are a FAST reader...'Racing...can't see whereyou're going...The STEADY reader...'Smoothly, moving along nicely...