Improving Your Gift of Expression and Reading Skills
If you’re good at telling stories or drawing, you have a gift for observation. Only if you have some idea of what you want to represent, can you put it down on paper. Such ideas develop through the recognition of conscious and unconscious perceptions.
The same is true of memory training. Read our memory training guide for newbies. As you advance, you intensify your ability to visualize and remember details not only by seeing, but by truly perceiving and carefully observing your surroundings. This way, you collect a good deal of “raw material” that you can use to create intense impressions and to support your awareness of language. Remember the exercise in which you had to close your eyes and imagine the room you were in at the time? Can you also remember how difficult it was to think of the details of that room? Th is kind of exercise helps you increase your general level of observation and thereby perceive your surroundings more intensely. We have an article on how to improve your concentration.
You’ll find out how good your perceptions are if you set up routes in your friends’ homes or in the rooms of unfamiliar buildings when you travel.
Exercises To Improve Your Reading Skills And Comprehension
Rediscover novels, mysteries, and short stories by consciously turning the words you read into pictures. Try to remember exactly what you’ve read and write a brief film review after a movie or plot summary after a book. To be more perceptive in everyday life, write down your positive experiences on paper or start keeping a diary.
Start listening to the radio again—not just music, but radio dramas, cultural programs, and the news as well. Remember that through auditory training, you can improve your listening comprehension, and the skills of observing, listening, reading, writing, and remembering are all interconnected.
Many factors can have a negative effect on reading comprehension, such as a lack of interest in the text, insufficient motivation, boredom, and poor concentration. With a guilty conscience, you leave unloved books that you know you “really should” read to gather dust on an out-of-reach shelf. Memory training can even help with this type of problem and here is a great memory technique to help you get started. Just include such books in your training program, and read passages from them until you don’t want to read any more. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a few lines or pages at the beginning. Write down what you’ve read in short sentences or key points, and repeat this exercise over several days. Soon you won’t have difficulty reading the text or retaining the information. The factors that previously kept you from getting through these books are no longer relevant, because it’s essentially the training, not the text, that is now your primary interest.
By improving your powers of observation and reading comprehension, you will also become better at expressing yourself verbally and in writing. You will have a greater appreciation and feel for how language is used effectively.
I would suggest you to read the post again and take note of the key points and put them into action. It comes with practice and if you keep practicing, you will soon find yourself a master at it.
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