Reading and learning problems

In the space below note all the problems you have with reading and learning. Be strict with yourself. The more you are able to define, the more completely you will be able to improve.

Note your own definition of the word Reading.

Teachers of reading and learning have noted over the past five years that in each of their classes, the same general problems arise. Below is the list of those most commonly experienced. The reader is advised to check his own against these, adding to his own list any others that apply - there will probably be quite a few.

vision

fatigue

recall

speed

laziness

impatience

comprehension

boredom

vocabulary

time

interest

subvocalisation

amount

analysis

typography

surroundings

criticism

literary style

noting

motivation

selection

retention

appreciation

rejection

age

organisation

concentration

fear

regression

back-skipping

Each of the problems in the table above is serious, and can by itself disrupt reading and learning. This book is devoted to solving these problems, the current chapter being concerned primarily with vision, speed, comprehension, time and amount, and the learning environment.

Before getting down to the more physical aspects of reading I shall first define the term properly, and in the light of this definition shall explain why the wide range of problems that exist is so universally experienced.

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