Is it difficult for you to understand or remember what you read? In this video, I will teach you an easy method that will help you become better at reading difficult material such as textbooks and journal articles. It is known as the "KWL" reading method. You will also remember more of what you read by using this method. If you plan to study at an English school, college, or university, this method will really help you. You can also use this method to help you in the IELTS and TOEFL exams. Try the KWL method yourself and tell me how it works for you in the comments!
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Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video I am going to teach you how to be a better reader. So I want you to think about your life. Are there any things that are very difficult for you to read? Maybe you have to read something in English and you really don't understand what's happening in the story. Or maybe you're in university and you're taking a very hard course and you can't read the textbook because it's really difficult and you don't know what's happening. Well, if you're having difficulty reading or even if you just want to remember what you read more and be a better studier, this video is for you.
So first let's look at some things students might be reading that might be causing difficulty. Some students in their universities they have to read textbooks. If you go to university or college, or also high school, you have to do a lot of reading and you have to do a lot of complicated reading, especially for sciences, maths, history. So, this is a very good method. I'm going to teach you how to read these books better. Newspapers. Sometimes you'll be reading the newspaper and it's difficult, especially in another language. So if you're reading a newspaper and, you know, you want to be better at reading it, this video is for you. Internet sources. There's a lot of great things on the internet to read, and so this will also help you if you look reading things from the internet. Magazines.
Journals, for anyone who's a professional, whether you're a doctor, a nurse, a historian, or if you're in university or college, a lot of the times you have to read something called a journal, which is something for professionals to read about their field. So it's usually modern research. These things can be very difficult to read, so if you're reading these, this is a great technique for you. If you're doing the TOEFL or IELTS. Although I wouldn't recommend using this technique on the actual exam, I think it's great for your practice tests and I'll tell you why a bit later. So you can use this when you're practicing for the TOEFL and IELTS. And finally, if you're reading Shakespeare. When I read Shakespeare I had no idea what was going on. It was very confusing, all of the old English. I found it very difficult to read. There are also a lot of books that can be very, very hard to read. So these techniques will really work for you for any of these situations and many more.
So before I teach you about the KWL technique, I just want you to think about reading for a second. Okay? A lot of people when they pick up a book, that's all they do. They open it up and they start reading right away, and then they close the book and then a lot of the times they don't really remember anything they read or they don't understand what they read. So it's a lot of wasted time. I like to think of reading how I think of jogging or running. So if we look here, I have the word "running" or "jogging". If you like exercise, any type of exercise kind of follows this format. So, reading is a lot like running. What a good reader does is they have a warm up period. So if you think about running, before you go running you usually stretch. Maybe you'll do a little bit of movement to get your heart pumped. So you don't just start running. You do a warm up. The same is true with reading. The best reading... The best readers usually do a warm up.
For exercise, people then usually run or jog for a certain amount of time, and then afterwards they have what we call a cooldown period. So, "cooldown" is usually when somebody wants to slow their heartrate, so maybe they walk instead of run, maybe they do more stretches, but they don't just stop what they're doing. They slowly, you know, do slower activities before they stop jogging or running. So if you think about reading like exercise, you should also have a warm up, and then you read, and then the cooldown. This is the meat. This is the main idea of the KWL method, and I'm going to teach you exactly how we can do all of this when we read.
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I have the six years and I have trouble reading in and I have the sex and I don't know how to read that good I watch videos and I don't know if I watch videos and I hear people repeating and I repeat what they say and I help me to read better
thank you for your very informative video. Im in a process of preparing my dissertation paper so it requires to read a lot journal to understand on my topic. InsyaAllah i will use the KWL method after this. So these three columns, do u recommend it to do by excel or writing? Thank you.
Entertaining lesson what lovely charming young lady. I will make note of this technique, "what I know"," what I wish to know", and "have learned". I had solicitors letter nothing drastic, but have not a clue what most of it is saying. I was looking for methodology when I came here, trying to understand the jargon in the letter to better understand its contents. I would have rather throw in my lot with Albert Einstein. Although Emma speaks clearly, she is very thoughtful writing out transcript for us as well as putting subtitles.
It's true, I did read the sentence or paragraph again and again. sometimes I will even use a dictionary, but it usually just leads me back to where I'm got stuck. And your welcome for subscribing this channel. "PS you looked nice"
Why it is difficult to get a job in Bangladesh. The only reason is that I am not super good at English. I do huge mistakes in grammar. My writing is also not that strong that can give me a good filling. Nowadays I need to practice English for 18 hours. But I fail to do it. I am 28 but still jobless. If I were good at English anyone from my locality would call me for tuition. But my English is not that good. So I need to practice it day and night to be successful. When I write I feel that it is the worst writing in the world. Could not it be like Shakespeare's writing? If I could write Shakespeare than any newspaper called me to write in their newspaper. But I am not that kind. I also do not know how to improve. I think that I am still in the same position that I was in 2010. Why this is happening to me? Would not it change? Why this is happening to me. I would not stop writing until I am dead. I am using all kinds of simple sentences, but if I want to be successful then I would have to write various kinds of thing that can enlarge my thinking along with writing improvement. I use to write comments on Facebook, on Youtube. When I watch any video then I comment after watching the video. To be good in something is not an easy task. For this we need a great contribution and dedication. I am even ready to do labour work to continue my study.
I just want to write and write until I am dead.
Emma, thank you so much for your oustanding and valuable videos which lead to our learning process. You are not only so beautiful but also very intelligent. We really appreciate your dedication as well as your remarkable work
Personally, I just memorise anything I find interesting. What I can tell you, you're brain has a limited capacity. You fill it full of rubbish it will give you back rubbish. It takes many years of severe mental training to learn what is important.
when I read books the difficult and beleaguered part is plaguing vocabularies which would beyond the range of my brain and I am forced to look at their meaning again and again in the dictionary so, to handle and tackle book`s given knowledge adroitly. What methods do you endeavour and deploy to attain book knowledge with much difficult vocabularies? Share your views especially native speakers, if you are interested in giving your precious strategies.
Bogus. Wasting time with the "what do I know" step. Just read the table of contents or the prologue. And yes you should find ways to engage yourself with the reading, but there is no way to anticipate what questions are going to be answered. Bogus "method".
I love your video but when you mentioned the Einstein book, I thought about some anti-Einstein book called, 'ALBERT EINSTEIN The Incorrigible RACIST'. My question now is how do I know if what I read is correct? I guess this goes into a study of Logic. If I'm to be a better reader how do I seperate the truth from the untruth? Thank you.
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