We almost certainly read something every day, whether it’s a blog post, work files, or a book. Slogging through dense amounts of text, on the other hand, may be time consuming, intellectually draining, and difficult on the eyes. So we all need a few methods to imbibe in our daily life to make reading worth reading.
Proper Planning is essential
The way you approach a text will have a huge impact on how quickly you can absorb the information and how fast you will crack CUCET. If you are doing a practice sheet consider your objectives first. What do you want to gain from this reading? Make a list of questions you’d like to be able to answer by the end of the session. Then, based on your preview, determine the author’s objective in authoring the material. The author’s purpose, for example, may be to recount Ancient India’s entire history, but your goal is to merely respond to a question regarding Indian women’s political position. Plan to only find and read the relevant sections if your purpose is more narrow than the author’s.
Take a look at the text
Before watching a movie, you should watch the trailer to get a sense of what to expect. Similarly, previewing a text before reading it helps you to understand what you’re about to read quickly. Scanning a paragraph from beginning to end paying careful attention to headings, subheadings, anything in bold or large font, and bullet points, is a good way to preview it and score good marks in CUCET. Skim the introduction and conclusion paragraphs to gain a sense of the big picture. Look for transition sentences, illustrations, and graphs, and try to find out how the author organized the material.
Keep this in mind
Focus and concentration are required in CUCET when reading rapidly and with high understanding. Reduce external noise, interruptions, and distractions, and be aware of your thoughts as you read. If you find yourself daydreaming about your next meal rather of concentrating on the text, gradually bring your attention back to it. Many readers skim through a few phrases without paying attention, then go back and reread them to ensure they understand them. This practise, known as regression, will drastically make your reading speed slow and make it more difficult to gain a big picture view of the material, according to author Tim Ferri. If you approach a text with care and attention, you’ll soon notice if you don’t understand a portion, which will save you time in the long run.
Make a synopsis
Reading the last word on the page should not be the end of your work. After you’ve finished reading, write a few sentences summarizing what you’ve learned and responding to any questions you had before you began. Did you get the information you wanted? You’ll consolidate the data in your mind and have greater recall later if you take a few minutes
after reading to ponder, synthesize the information, and write down what you learned. Draw a mind map summary or tell someone what you learnt if you’re a visual or verbal learner.
Overall reading requires patience but with the help of few tricks it can be made much faster and effective. To apply such tricks ample amount of time and continuity is required.
To conclude great speed in reading is a dubious achievement; it is of value only if what you
have to read is not really worth reading. A better formula is this: Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than you can read it with satisfaction and comprehension.