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7 Tips For Becoming A Better Reader

Updated on March 6, 2014
Reading well is a precious craft which can be polished with little concentration and effort on our part. With little bit of work for becoming a better reader, we all ensure a far more better and and enjoyable reading experience.
Reading well is a precious craft which can be polished with little concentration and effort on our part. With little bit of work for becoming a better reader, we all ensure a far more better and and enjoyable reading experience. | Source

Reading has always been considered as the most enlightening experience for heart and mind. Those who are avid readers can relate with this feeling really well. Reading undoubtedly is a pleasurable activity but only to those who know how to truly take out the real essence of something they read. However, those who have to struggle with reading and at times don’t even comprehend what they read; the whole experience becomes somewhat a boring task .

But the very good thing is that like writing skills, the reading skills are also not difficult to improve. All we need to do is to tag along the following significant points that may help to get better with the art of reading.



“Frequent “is the word that may help you with improving your reading skills. Adopting regularity with habit of reading is much helpful. The more you read, the more you will become at ease with the task. For better reading, there is a strong need for being disciplined. You have to select a particular time so that you can ensure that you read. For instance, most people read right before going to bed. This, I believe is a perfect time for reading, when there are bright chances of less disturbance and distractions as compared to the day.


For becoming a better reader, you have to ensure one thing of reading well. Whatever reading material you select, make sure you read it thoroughly without skipping or scanning the pages. Give reading some time and try to go through every bit of what is written. The long articles or big books really tempt you to skim through them but for a better reading experience and improving your ability to read, you need to allocate a good amount of time to reading.


While reading whenever you come across new words which you do not understand, look up for their meanings. This will not only help you in improving your vocabulary but you will also comprehend well the true meaning of whatever you select to read. Always remember, that true essence of an enjoyable and a better reading experience lies under exact understanding of whatever you chose to read.


It is always better to set few goals for reading. You may decide on your own that you will read a certain number of books per year or a month. You can even allocate an hour and a half daily for reading. This will help you in adopting a regular habit of reading but will also make you a better reader as you gain fluency of language while you read.


In order to become a better reader, visiting library is also a very helpful practice. Libraries provide you an opportunity to read as you please. You have a big choice of books on varied topics that helps you select what you really, really want to read. When you will read with a sense of curiosity that how the new book will be like, you will gain greater interest in reading which also may help you improve your reading skills.


Another vital point in order to perk up your reading skills is to make a selection of reading material that you can understand well. Do not pick up something which may be difficult for you to comprehend. I have seen many people who select to read the most difficult of the books. Ultimately they get bored and lose their interest for it. This is not the right thing to do, rather when you select something, look through few of the pages and if you think you can understand it well, then get it for you to read otherwise try to look for something that you may be able to comprehend with ease.


Concentrating on what you are reading is an important aspect for improving your reading skills. Trying to understand the main gist of what you read is that matters the most. Visualizing and imagining about the characters or the situations is something that helps you gain interest. This can be a very useful remedy in becoming a better reader.

In the end it is all about your own efforts and your perseverance that can build up your interest in reading. The tips that have been mentioned above will not only assist you in building up your love for reading but will also facilitate you in becoming a better reader.

Happy reading!!!!

© 2012 Saadia A


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    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Vellur for reading and leaving your feedback on the Hub. I appreciate :)

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      Great tips for improving reading. As you say we must look up a dictionary for the meaning of new words, this helps us to expand our vocabulary.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Hi Taleb80...Thank you for your appreciation. Indeed the more you read, the more you want to read. Book reading is a very interesting habit and nothing can be a more wonderful experience than reading a good book.

      Thank you for your votes and tweet as well. Much appreciated.

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      Taleb AlDris 

      8 years ago

      Ten years before, I was not thinking that I will like books such a way, as my experience, as you read more you become more addicted.

      I like your sentence "Visualizing and imagining about the characters or the situations is something that helps you gain interest. "

      I voted useful & Tweeted the hub.

      Thanks for sharing you tips.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Cyndi for your wonderful comment,appreciation and the vote. I am pleased to know that you liked the tips :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Good tips, well written. Reading is, as you say, enlightening on so many levels. Can't do without it. Voted up.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      9 years ago

      creativegenius, thank you for leaving your feedback on the Hub. To understand the true meaning of what you read,looking up for the meanings of the difficult words is important.

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      Brian Scott 

      9 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the tips. I agree that learning new words and their meanings can hinder the reading process.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      9 years ago

      Thank you unknown spy for your feedback. Appreciate your comment !!!

    • unknown spy profile image

      Life Under Construction 

      9 years ago from Neverland

      I agree on all your tips and advice.. very true.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      9 years ago

      Hi kashmir56...Your appreciation means a lot. Thank you for coming by, votes and your comment :)

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written hub and all great and useful tips and advice to help anyone to become a better reader . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      9 years ago

      Thank you viveresperando for liking and voting. I appreciate :)

    • viveresperando profile image


      9 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Great tips, voted useful! :)


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