What Reading Means To You Essay

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What does reading mean to you? To me, reading is getting your mind to be more active. One can learn new techniques, gain new skills, and enhance their smarts. Growing up, all throughout school, I struggled with reading in more ways than one. I could not keep up, nor could I understand most of what I read. Never did I think I would read a book just for fun, it was like pulling teeth without lidocaine for me to read something that was assigned.
There I was, a high school student who was struggling in class just because my mind was running wild and I couldn’t keep up with the readings. Finally, I had a teacher sit down and do some one on one with me and with lots of practice and help from family and friends, I finally learned some new reading
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Always be sure you give the text a chance, I was bad for having the attitude of “how can I read the words, but not understand what it says?” So I just would not read it. If you at least give it a chance you may learn something new and enjoy reading it. Another rule of thumb, be sure to take your time reading. You do not have to be the fastest reader. Take your time and think about what you are reading. Try and engage yourself in the conversation. Be a Sherlock Holmes reading detective and find the leads throughout text. Ask yourself several different questions like, what/who/when/where/how/why/ and to what extent. A good way to remember all of what you have read is by taking notes in your book. That is the number one technique I have learned that has helped me the most with reading. When having side notes about what you are reading saves a lot of time to help you refresh your mind, or if you have questions you later think about the information is already available for …show more content…
If you are writing while you are reading it has your mind thinking, and like Mortimer Adler said in his essay “How to Mark a Book,” “thinking tends to express itself in words.” The more you think about every little detail the more vividly you will image the story and the more you can re-count and remember. I agree 100% with Mortimer Adler’s essay “How to Mark a Book.” I think readers should become one with their books and make them their own. Make you book your personal diary. One of the best things about taking notes in your book is if you need a refresher on what is going on or you need a simple answer you wouldn’t have to read the whole story again, just read your

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