How Do Your Surroundings Affect Your Reading Comprehension? How Might You Minimize Distractions While You Are Reading For Your Class Assignments?


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Jack Buckby answered
There are many things that can cause distractions and they are not always involved with the environment. Distractions include anything that is able to make you stop reading, and instead focus on other things. The different kinds of distractions are as follows:

  • Visual distractions
Visual distractions are associated with your environment, and they can include anything like moving objects, bright colors, flashing lights, bright lights or people around you. To avoid this, you should try changing the place. Maybe find somewhere a little quiet, or simply use your finger to guide your eyes across the page so that you will constantly focus on the words.

  • Physical distractions
If you aren't comfortable when you're reading, then it will be distracting. Instead of thinking about the book you will be thinking about how you are uncomfortable. If you're too warm then take off some clothing, and if you're too cold then put on a sweater. Simple things like this make reading so much more enjoyable, and you won't get distracted - whether you're reading for enjoyment or academic purposes.

  • Auditory distractions
Literally anything that makes a noise can be classed as an auditory distraction. This can really distract your visual reading. You should, again, just try changing where you're sitting. If you can find a quiet place then you should be fine. If not, then try using headphones and playing music that doesn't have any lyrics. Music like that can allow you to enjoy the reading better as it will relax you and not distract you from the words in the book. Just make sure that nothing around you will consistently attract your attention and you should be fine.
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Comprehension is affected by the reader's knowledge of the topic, knowledge of language structures, knowledge of text structures and genres, knowledge of cognitive and metacognitive strategies, their reasoning abilities, their motivation, and their level of engagement.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
When you read comprehensions you need a whole lot of motivation, and also mental outline that will help you get on to ideas, concentration and good study techniques.

You can simply start with by broadening up your background information. This could be done by reading newspapers, magazines and books. Next you can simply structure your paragraphs. Divide them well and look out for transitional words, phrases or paragraphs. Look out if the writer has pushed in cause and effect reasoning, hypothesis, model building, induction or deduction, systems thinking. Try and anticipate the various ideas and questions. Next try and Preview matter, ask queries, discuss facts with friends and classmates. Improve your vocabulary by reading the dictionary regularly. It is very important that you keep a watch over your attention, concentration and effectiveness.
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Penny Kay answered
Try reading and explaining the meaning of what you read with another person. Read something and then put it in your own words and tell another what it meant. These should help build your skills.
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silver swan answered
Following are some tips by the help of which one can improve his /her reading comprehension skills.

• Expand Vision.
Try to Read newspapers, magazines and books to have a broad knowledge about every thing.

• Identify the structure of paragraphs.
Good paragraphs always have a meaningful beginning and end. That is, often by looking at the first sentence gives an idea about the whole paragraph and the end lines summarizes the whole paragraph.

• Predict and Anticipate.
Smart readers attempt to anticipate the writer and predict upcoming questions and ideas.

• Create motivation and interest.
Go through the stuff, try to raise questions, argue ideas and thoughts with colleagues. This will help in creating one's interest.

• Concentrate on supporting cues.
Focus on headings, graphs and pictures and try to correlate with the text.

• Highlight, summarize and review.
It is not enough to read a book just once. In order to have a deeper knowledge one has to review, summarize and highlight main areas.

• Build a good vocabulary.
Greatest way to develop vocabulary is regular use of dictionary.

• Keep track of effectiveness.
Excellent readers keep track of their effectiveness, concentration and attention. If they miss any thing or forget any thing they will try to reread it.
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