1. Read only the first sentence of a paragraph 只读每段第一句话
Good writers begin each paragraph with a key
statement that tells you what that paragraph is about. By reading only
the first sentence, you can determine if the paragraph has information
you need to know.
2. Skip to the last sentence of the paragraph 直接跳到段落尾句
The last sentence in a paragraph should also
contain clues for you about the importance of the material covered. The
last sentence often serves two functions -- it wraps up the thought
expressed and provides a connection to the next paragraph.
3. Read phrases 以短语为单位阅读
Move your eyes quickly over each line and
look for phrases and key words. Your mind will automatically fill in the
4. Ignore the little words 忽略小词
Ignore the little words like it, to, a, an,
and, be -- you know the ones. You don't need them. Your brain will see
these little words without acknowledgment.
忽略诸如it, to, a, an, and, be这种代词、介词、冠词等，你太熟悉它们了，完全不需要它们，你的大脑会帮你识别。
5. Look for key points 寻找要点
Look for key points while you're reading for
phrases. You are probably already aware of the key words in the subject
you're studying. They pop out at you. Spend a little more time with the
material around those key points.
6. Mark key thoughts in the margins 在页边写出中心思想
If the book is yours, mark key thoughts in
the margins or slap one little sticky tab on the page with a short note.
When it's time to review, simply read through your tabs.
7. Read with good posture 保持良好的阅读姿势
Readingwith good posture helps you read
longer and stay awake longer. Give your body a break. Sit in a healthy
way and you will be able to study longer.
8. Practice, practice, practice 练习练习再练习
Readingfast takes practice. Just like music
lessons or learning a new language, practice makes all the difference.
Pretty soon you'll be reading faster without even realizing it.