• Hate reading? Try these tips:

    1. Choose a good attitude every time you sit down to read. Remember the story of "Hot Rod" playing wheelchair tennis.

    2. Believe. Think of yourself as a good reader. Remember the Roger Bannister story.

    3. Practice, practice, practice. Like David the basketball player.

    PS: Maybe develop the habit of reading at home

    4. Find good books. Ask others to help you choose good books. Find books that YOU are interested in. Start with short books.

    Tips for reading faster:

    1. Don't move your lips when you read. Don't whisper the words to yourself.

    2. Don't use your finger or a straight edge. (if necessary, put the straight edge on top of the line)

    3. Don't move your head when you read. Move your eyes.

    4. Develop a quick return "eye sweep." (go from the end of one line to the start of the next line quickly)

    5. Increase your "eye span." Practice reading three, four, five or more words at once. Put your eyes above the line of words and let your eyes go soft. Practice!

    6. Don't bog down on words you don't know or unimportant details or passages

    Reading Comprehension Tips:

    1. Ask questions of the text as you go. Look for the answers later.

    2. Make predictions as you go. Check your predictions as you continue reading.

    3. Learn to make inferences. Use clues from the text to make an educated guess.

    4. Use a close read when necessary. Reread difficult, confusing passages. Chunk the passage into short phrases. Try to understand each phrase one at a time until you understand the entire passage.

    Reading Comprehension Tips:

    1. Ask questions of the text as you go. Look for the answers later.

    2. Make predictions as you go. Check your predictions as you continue reading.

    3. Learn to make inferences. Use clues from the text to make an educated guess.

    4. Use a close read when necessary. Reread difficult, confusing passages. Chunk the passage into short phrases. Try to understand each phrase one at a time until you understand the entire passage.