Marta reads slowly — under 80 words per minute. Because of this, she gets information slowly. And she doesn’t really enjoy reading as much as other English learners. But here is the good news.
English learners like Marta can improve their reading speed with practice. How? They can do Speed Reading Courses like the ones at ReadOasis. Here are some speed reading tips for doing a speed reading course at ReadOasis.com.
- Start with Speed Read Step 1. Read each story in the course.
- For each story, click the “Start Timer” when you start to read.
- Click “I read this story. Honestly!” when finished.
- *Note your reading speed on the yellow pop-up.
- Then take the quiz.
For practicing reading speed, readers need to know about 100% of the words in a story. You can’t improve speed with words you don’t know. When you take the quiz, don’t look back at the story. You want to make sure that you understood, so try to get a good score (80-100%) on the quiz!
Guest users can use the QNM Speed Reading Course for free. Here’s how:
- Start with Story 1: Life in the Pacific Islands.
- Use a stop watch on your smartphone and click start.
- When you finish reading, stop your stop watch and note the time.
- Use the Progress Chart and write an X in the box to show your reading time and words-per-minute.
- Then take the quiz. Write the score of the quiz in the Progress Chart.
- Repeat steps 1-5 with the next stories.
- Try to do this about 3 times per week.
Members can also use the Progress Chart and a stop watch. But members can use the “Click to Start Timer” and “I read this story!” buttons. ReadOasis will track your reading speed in your database.
- *Note: On a PC, you can export your reading speed data to a spreadsheet, or your teacher can show it to you.
- You can also keep track in your own notebook, or on the printable PDFs below.