Skills and strategies for understanding your reading

Your reading comprehension is affected by your ability to read the written words accurately and fluently. Without accuracy and fluency your reading comprehension will be limited.

Reading is a complex process, and many people find it challenging. Looking at or saying words in a passage without gathering their meaning is not considered effective reading because it will not allow you to understand or apply the ideas.

Reading effectively involves understanding the meaning of what is written and interpreting it. To be able to do this, a person must be able to: decode what they read, make connections between what they read and what they already know, and think deeply about what they have read. Let’s look at the processes involved in reading comprehension in more detail.

Comprehension skills