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Benefits of reading aloud

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Reading aloud? Silent reading? You can find the answer to this question yourself by knowing the effects of reading aloud on reading. What exactly comes to mind when you think of reading aloud? When it comes to books, I'm sure most of us, if not all, come to mind to read the words aloud as we read the lines.

 

This behavior is common to most people. So how true is this behavior? Should we read the books aloud or silently? Actually, there is no clear answer to this. In other words, there is no answer that we can say that it should be like this.

What is reading aloud? First, let's answer this question simply. Reading aloud means pronouncing words aloud while trying to read a text. However, some of us can read the book by moving our lips, even if we do not speak the words out loud. This reading technique can also be included in the scope of reading aloud.

 

We acquire this reading technique in the first years when we start learning to read. In general, it turns into a habit over time, as we say out loud what we read as a result of suggestions. If we go back to our childhood and remember, our main behavior in the days when we learned to read is to read something aloud to our acquaintances.

 

This behavior, which seems to be a kind of proof of reading at first, turns into a reading technique that travels with us over time. In later times, it is reflected as a positive or negative effect on the reading. They differ completely according to the situation, or rather the purpose.

As you read aloud, you'll find it becomes easier to put all your energies into the task at hand without distractions. As Stephanie Ciccarelli said, you won't even be aware that your mental skills are improving during this focus.

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If we think about it, the mind is like a muscle. When you make it work, you give it power. When you read aloud, you make full use of the connection between your mind and your voice. This results in greater focus and consistency.

I don't know how true that is. In fact, I find it more appropriate to pose this to you as a question. Do you really believe that reading aloud will increase your reading speed? Do you think there is such a thing?

 

According to some, people's reading speed is lower than their speaking speed. As a result of this, these people see the person's vocalization of words while reading, that is, his speech, as a factor that increases his reading speed.

I really don't know what the truth is. As someone who reads aloud from time to time, I paid no attention to this. More precisely, I did not seek such a positive effect. My goal when reading aloud was always to benefit from the other positive effect that I will talk about below.

There is a concept that can be easily expressed about the negative effects of reading aloud: Reading aloud reduces the reading speed. Contrary to the above positive effect, some people argue that the number of words a person can read in a minute will be less if the reading aloud technique is used.

 

When you take some time to think about it, you may come to the conclusion that this may be true. I think it's possible that there is some truth to this. However, the results may vary from person to person and according to the language of the text read.

 

As a matter of fact, those who think that reading aloud is effective in comprehending what is read agree with me. According to them, when we read aloud, we actually read the words twice. The first is the moment of seeing the word while following it with the eye, and the second is the moment of hearing when we say it out loud. As a result, we will have a better chance of understanding it.

Reading aloud helps you tremendously in being aware of what you are reading and hearing. In addition, it allows you to define more closely the topics such as grammar and sentence structure of the language you are reading. Reading aloud works well to shape your interpretation of what has been said.

 

You can have a more productive, more efficient and richer reading experience. You can expand your literary horizons by reading aloud. You can also try many ways to interpret the written word. You can then try to communicate your findings through verbal expression.

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I don't know either if that is true or not since I sometimes read books silently or loud. Haha

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hahaha I've always wondered about this too and wanted to do some research

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I can either read aloud or silently depending on the situation and how convenient I found it at that moment. But I think most times I do silent reading.

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Most of the people around me read silently. If you are doing both, I think this is the best :)

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