is one factor that affects your reading quality.
Another aspect is
Don¡¦t confuse English sentence structure with that of
Chinese, particularly for compound and complex
sentences. Several examples representing this false
interchange will be used to analyze and explain how this
mistake can confuse your comprehension.
You are required to read not only for comprehension, but
also for speed. Reading slowly means the knowledge you
acquire is only partial while most students who read
faster already know what¡¦s going on about the ideas the
author is talking about. Thus slow reading speed very
often is the reason you complain that you are unable to
understand. To accelerate your reading, you need to scan
and skim. How to scan and skim are also explained in
this section. Hopefully, they will help you read faster
and read comprehensively.
comprehensively means you read a lot. Very often
students complain that they don¡¦t have adequate
vocabulary or they don¡¦t have background knowledge. This
is all because they don¡¦t read enough and widely. If you
can read fast, you can get more chances to read articles
of various topics and you thus develop sufficient
vocabulary and background knowledge to talk about next
time you are in conversation with people. The more you
read, the better your English is.
is a good habit that you
what the article is about before you read the full text.
If your prediction is very close to the text, the
prediction can make you read fast and with
comprehension, particularly you are reading difficult
articles. This section also tells you how to acquire
this good habit.
Finally, four articles are provided for you to practice
these skills after instruction on vocabulary and
reading. To make sure you use these skills well, test
questions are also given online. The test questions
provide you a good chance to review.