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Read, Understand, and Remember! Improve your reading skills with the KWL Method

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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! Take the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/kwl-reading-method/ TRANSCRIPT 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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Text Comments (552)
echizen ryoma (3 days ago)
My eyes hurt everytime i read for more than 1 hour. What should i do????
Amani Windon (4 days ago)
I spend 2 hours rereading one page before i can understand whats happening
Amani Windon (4 days ago)
Im using this to procrastinate reading my book for college I haven’t started it is due soon
abdullah khan (4 days ago)
Super
Jeremy Cuchiara (5 days ago)
Love letters to his cousin lol, thanks for the video!
Solomon Trader (6 days ago)
Watch after 5.20 to directly go to KWL method....
hamse hassan (8 days ago)
Thank u Emma
Asad Yousafzai (10 days ago)
very in trusting . thanks
Veteran Player (14 days ago)
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.
Akshay Ns (14 days ago)
Outstanding classs ..👌👌
Miguel Martinez (15 days ago)
Kwl 1-Know 2-want to know 3-learned What did you learn.
Saber FazliAhmadi (16 days ago)
It was not useful at all
Adenigba Oluwafemi (17 days ago)
educative!
Shantanu. (18 days ago)
can you make twin baby birth.
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".
Ken _ (27 days ago)
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.
Youming Kan (27 days ago)
It is very good way to skill reading material as a second language. Thanks!
jayant waghale (28 days ago)
Thanks Emma l😊
Md Burhan (28 days ago)
Precious video for us. Love from Bangladesh.
Sopheary Rin (29 days ago)
Thanks,
Jyoti Mishra (1 month ago)
Tq so much m going to apply your technique..
corey osteen (1 month ago)
K know what do you know about what your reading W want what do you want to know L learn what did you learn Good stuff starts at about 6 min
Moneer Al alawi (1 month ago)
Thanks you so much . I wish you the best all the way from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 we need more people like you
God (1 month ago)
You need a ruler and compass alongside a black book to follow along with my books.
God (1 month ago)
I have some books you would love to read, Trivium, Quadrivium, Sciencia, and Designa.
Daima basumatary (1 month ago)
My problem is vocabulary
GreenBarbie5 (1 month ago)
K.W.L. Know Want to know Learned You warm up with K and W. Then you recall with L.
Intellectual Being (1 month ago)
From India
troisxa (1 month ago)
Thank you
Nicholas Newton (1 month ago)
I find this really interesting and I hope it will help me for my exams. Thank you for sharing.
Nicholas Newton (1 month ago)
❤️❤️❤️
IELTS Booster (1 month ago)
Pm for customised IELTS tutorial.
Business English (1 month ago)
Perfect, Teacher. Go on.
Ruby Chew (1 month ago)
What about people who have dyslexia?
very good tecnique mam!
Study Hard (1 month ago)
Thanks I will try to read by using the KWL
Nubian31 (1 month ago)
This is very informative thanks
Ali (1 month ago)
Emma you're cute :)
Mallory Smith (2 months ago)
I never heard of this method before. It sounds like it might help me recall information better, so I'm going to give it a shot. Thanks for the video.
Sohel Ansari (2 months ago)
This is excellent... Thank you for this..!!!
I O J (2 months ago)
Thank you Emma, I really liked your suggestions!
Oo Kyaw Gyee (2 months ago)
thanks
Rudolph Wolfchild (2 months ago)
Very nice tip! Thanks!!
Lahiru Sampath (2 months ago)
thanks
Shagun Buttar (2 months ago)
Hi emma thanks 🙏 for that lesson love from India 🇮🇳
PB 26 (2 months ago)
I luv u mam
YouTube tv (2 months ago)
So sweet lecture
Cahandar Nağıyev (2 months ago)
thanks emma
YOHANNES TESFATSION (2 months ago)
I would like to say thank you for your teaching
ricardo de guzman (2 months ago)
thanks Emma more power
baby love (2 months ago)
Thank I will try to do that
baby love (2 months ago)
Is not that I don’t know how Read is that Chapter books is Hard for me
ZAHIR FIALLO (2 months ago)
Very good, thanks
joe (2 months ago)
RPK, objectives and achievement
Organic Words (2 months ago)
Emma, how many times can I say, "thank you?" You are so amazing and you did what many teachers failed tdo - make it simple.
Sandeep Singh (2 months ago)
This video waste my time please donot watch this video
Red Stone (2 months ago)
Thank you!!
Don Darren Dante (2 months ago)
I was actually waiting till the end to find out how can we apply this in ieLTS reading tes
Balaji Ravikoti (2 months ago)
Tq so much.. it's so hlpful..
Bhushan Deshpande (2 months ago)
Wasted
Aesthetics Enlightenment (3 months ago)
THANK YOU
Virak Vatey (3 months ago)
In this Video u focus much on physics . Could you give any tips to read medical book effectively?😁
Prakash Yonjan (3 months ago)
hi I love you
James Pierce (3 months ago)
Speaking of wasted time, here's a tip for content creators on YouTube: don't waste time in your video explaining to me why I clicked on the video. I know why I clicked on the video because I read the title. The first 3 minutes of this video is wasted. The next minute is laboring an analogy to exercise. You don't actually get to your technique until 5 minutes has passed and I'm fidgeting in my seat. If this was translated into written word, it's the kind of content I would skim over. Material with lots of fluff like this is exactly why people want techniques for better reading comprehension. Their brain is busy filtering out and forgetting useless information and this becomes a habit when done across a span of content. We want more pure content and less bullshit.
John Doe (2 days ago)
Amen!
Player qLz (1 month ago)
Ssssyther how the fuck should you know which part to skip? lol
SoyChai Latte' (2 months ago)
James Pierce ok
James Pierce (2 months ago)
SoyChai Latte' not complaining. I’m giving feedback. Viewers want useful content. They don’t want their time wasted. The entire reason this video even exists is because the creator understands content is diluted by bullshit that perforates your comprehension. So it’s annoying that their content.. would be diluted with useless narrative.
SoyChai Latte' (2 months ago)
Or instead of complaining on someone else’s video, do your own YouTube video - after I started reading your comment I realize it was a complete waste of time & I didn’t finish when I realized it was pointless. Wish I knew before I started reading!!! Guess we are in the same boat!
Sara Lucania (3 months ago)
I'm in reading group and at my old school I was a TOP reader but now i fell like I'm in 4k again
Kenan O'keefe (3 months ago)
hey I need to watch more of your videos. :)
Justin Walker (3 months ago)
I've been trying to find something or someone that can help me. I am most strongest with a hands on learning style but my audio and visual learning styles are horrible. Anyone know what I can do it's really bad. It really messes with me most in training classes. Imagine starting a new job and going through weeks of training and your boss expects you to be a expert when you hit the floor. I never am because I never retain any of the information. However my hands on experience is superior and I end up doing fine but this still hurts me. Anyone have any ideas?
Ruhal Gupta (3 months ago)
I have facing problems in writing skill please give some advice..
NASIR Shimshali (3 months ago)
I appreciate the video it is really helpful
English Structure Today (3 months ago)
So good this Video
mimi nyan (3 months ago)
Hi, Emma. thank you for your videos, they're really helpful. I'm going to pass my English exam in my county, so you're the best teacher for me 🌹
Pamigha Haggerty (3 months ago)
stop holding the marker if you dont use it
lamin jassey (4 months ago)
You're the English teacher I never had!!
Miikeoxlong (4 months ago)
This is too much work!
Shadeenah (4 months ago)
This was very helpful but SOOOO long winded. I fast forwarded. Information starts at 5:23.
Sunny shah (4 months ago)
The secret to reading and comprehending is that you need to imagine while reading. Imagine the sentences as you are reading, your brain will comprehend and remember much better. Don't just read left to right, first page to last page, read and imagine while reading. It's the only trick that has been working for me. It make take a little more time, but you won't have to re-read everything over and over again
Ajay Arya (4 months ago)
Hi Emma, you mentioned that this technique is useful for IELTS/TOEFL but I am afraid you missed on telling it on later part of the video...
Mohamed Chamakh (5 months ago)
Thanks Emma for what you done for us and what u still doing in improving everyone's skills on English. This lesson is very helpful, the way you presented it was so amazing and really Great. I appreciate all what you did
My Freedom (5 months ago)
Very nice video appreciated
YOGESH KUMAR (5 months ago)
after seeing this i fall in lovw with u
Jivan Singh (5 months ago)
I must tell u....If my teacher were like u..emma....I would have killed anyone who dared to make me bunk...... :P
Italo Goncalves (5 months ago)
Tks!!!
Michelle Faina (5 months ago)
Thank you very much Emma! You helped me a lot 😍😍😍.
Vahid Javadi (5 months ago)
thanks Emma so clear to understand,I can't write comment in Engvid I don't why but I get 10 anyway
Katelyn Booysen (5 months ago)
hi
Katelyn Booysen (5 months ago)
mam
DK GAMES (6 months ago)
Thanks
cometomejamie (6 months ago)
thanks Emma-! this clip and other study coach skills make me more confident ! Let me know more more learning skills!
Mohammed Najah (6 months ago)
well done 👌
Chosen 01 (6 months ago)
This video is so great.😍😊😘
Alejandro Zapata (6 months ago)
Now, i've watched the whole Emma's IELTS videos. I will let you know the score on october 21th.
HAMID RMC (6 months ago)
Great video, u r one of the best teachers on engvid
Arno Pisspot (6 months ago)
Great attitude and great info given.
Chaudhary Ali Shehzad (6 months ago)
Your videos are great. I love your videos. I am actually going to take ielts right after a month. Will I be able to cope up??? Also I have already given O levels exam. Waiting for the results..
Salva G (6 months ago)
That's a shit load of writing and time spent. Some chapters contain different and important info that you need to fully grasp to fully understand what a book is about.
Basma A.Al-Temeemy (6 months ago)
You are awesome
Basma A.Al-Temeemy (6 months ago)
You are awesome
Bubba Loop (6 months ago)
How on Earth is this going to help get the answers in a TOEFL test? This will just waste my time. I'm sorry but you are wrong!
Điền Phạm (6 months ago)
Do you have any tips for SAT learners like me ? Currently, I’m a senior and I’ve taken few SAT tests and I felt like I need more practice in English sections especially the reading and essay about how to analyze the arguing about some random topics. Thank you very much for any helps .
Rashad Sims (6 months ago)
Thank u so much my reading level is low and want to raise it to at least high school or college level

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