DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS
Pupils may think that the speed at which they read cannot be increased; therefore, they will be impressed with the following alternative techniques for increasing the pace of reading:
Before you start reading, quickly survey the text to get a general idea of what you will be covering and the type of writing.
||Learn to Relax - Take ‘mini breaks’
throughout the day. Work at relaxation techniques, such as five slow deep
Get Organised - Have a realistic schedule of daily activities, including time for work, sleep, eating, relationships and recreation.
||Exercise - Physical activity always
provides relief from stress. Half an hour of sport or even a short walk
will do the trick.
Recognise that you can only do so much in a given time - Try to pace, not race.
||Talk to Friends - Talking and meeting
with friends and occasionally sharing deep feelings and thoughts can be
helpful in reducing stress.
Make a list of things that are worrying you and the possible things that could happen - Then your brain will stop bringing them forward all the time.
||Make sure you are in a calm, positive
mood before you start studying.
Don’t become overtired by forcing yourself to work late. Your ideal sleep time is about 8 hours a night.
||Watch your eating habits – Make sure
you eat sensibly and have a balanced diet. Drink plenty of water.
Talk positively to yourself – Don’t pay attention to that internal voice saying you can’t do it; tell yourself you can do it and you will do it.