Did you know that 50% of students in four year colleges fail to graduate? Did you know that the average four year college student who does graduate now takes on average six years to complete their studies? And the Federal Education Department is projecting it will take an average four year college
Did you know that 40% of all high school students fail to graduate? This is the national average. In many areas the statistics are much worst. In New York City, there were many high schools that had 1-2% of their students graduating. Although these schools were shut down, these are still very
Next, look at the book`s structure and preview these elements. Most books have jackets or covers which point out some of the features of the book. Look over the title page, preface, introduction, or foreword, chapter headings, chapter subheadings, and index. These elements will give you a sense of the subject matter
If you thought reading statistics were bad, wait till you look at the math statistics. They are even worst! Did you know that 38% of high school seniors can`t count? That is correct. Even worst, I am not talking about algebra, geometry, or calculus. I am referring to decimals, fractions, and percentages.
Improve your reading comprehension by developing your ability to define the structure of the material you`re reading. Before you read a book, you have to survey its table of contents and foreword or introduction. Next, proceed to scanning the chapter titles and section headings. That way, you get a clearer idea of
Then, quickly read the last paragraph of each chapter as these will be chapter summaries. This will give you the big picture of what the book contains and allow you to assess whether or not this book will meet your reading goal. Finally, read through the book at a very high rate
Think about this for a moment? How many times has this happened to you in the past? You want to read and learn a complex text. It is overwhelming how much information it contains. You look at the book, and experience an overwhelming feeling of dread as your mind floods with questions.
Understanding what you read is critical to extracting the information you need. And while factors like having a large vocabulary contribute to understanding what the author intended, another technique can help you comprehend more of the information more thoroughly. That technique is pre-reading. You do not have to be a "good" reader
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