How To Be A Good Reader

By admin On November 23, 2011No Comments

There are some different ways one can improve their reading ability and learn how to be a good reader.  A few of the strategies for reading which can be learned involve scanning, concept mapping and skimming techniques.

In the beginning when one is learning to improve their reading abilities, it’s best to start with the content scanning and then begin to move into the skimming strategies and finally, learn concept mapping techniques.

Here are some strategies for reading which will help you to become a good reader:

1)       If you are reading something to learn how to do something or find out specific information, you should cut through any of the clutter. In doing this, you should still assess what it is that you are skipping over.

2)      When reading, try to stress reading quality, not the number of pages which you are reading.

3)      Adopt a positive reading attitude. The more that you read, the better you will get and the more you will develop. Really, the only way you will get better at reading is by actually reading.

4)      When you read, try to keep a dictionary handy. If you can’t grasp a concept, it’s best to find out what word you did not understand. Then things will make more sense to you.

5)      Try to find things you enjoy reading. Not only will you like the experience better, you will want to read more and therefore improve your reading skills even more.

6)      If you’re reading to learn, it’s a good idea to learn to highlight or underline key concepts, words or sections so you can come back to it.

7)      Set aside some time every day for reading. Even if it is only thirty to forty five minutes before bed time.

In life, there are certain skills essential to learning and developing ones over all personality. These are reading skills, speaking skills, listening skills and writing skills. If you can master these, you can learn things at an accelerated rate and the world is yours to understand.  Remember that one of the most important things is to put in the time if you really want to know how to be a good reader.


Lesson 1 – Mind Mapping

By admin On November 21, 2011 No Comments

Teachers’s Guide to Creative Writing Lesson 1

Topic: Mind Mapping


  1. For the organization of thoughts and ideas
  2. For the generation of ideas

Materials: Plain paper or drawing block, pencils, coloured pencils (optional)


  1. Introduce the topic and the objective of this topic to the students
  2. Tell your students that they are going to play a ‘Mind-Organizing’Game
  3. This is how the Game works.

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Lesson 2 – Visualization

By admin On November 21, 2011 No Comments

Teachers’s Guide to Creative Writing Lesson 2

Topic: Visulization


  1. For the brainstorming of words using the five senses
  2. To help communicate meaning and increase understanding
  3. To help students experience the different perspectives needed to create ideas using sensory images
  4. For Vocabulary Enrichment

Materials: Different things like food, objects, liquids, photographs of different places, etc.


  1. Introduce the topic and the objective of this topic to the students
  2. Tell your students that you want them to visualize certain events, objects, occasions they have had, using their five senses. To play
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Lesson 3 – Expressive Writing (Part 1)

By admin On November 17, 2011 No Comments

Teachers’s Guide to Creative Writing Lesson 3

Topic: Expressive Writing (Part 1)


  1. To help students write expressively
  2. Understanding about Expressive writing and how to use Idioms, Phrases, Proverbs and Similes


1.  Introduce the topic and the objective of this topic to the students 2.  Idioms:

An Idiom is a figurative expression, which is used in writing and in speech. It is an expression where the meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.

For example:

Blind leading the blind      – someone

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How To Write Creatively

By admin On November 4, 2011 No Comments

Being a freelance writer is a great way to make money while working from home. In the day and age of more and more people trying to stay home and work, where they can flourish without dress codes and long hours spent in traffic, this profession has certainly seen a large pick up.

How to Become a Freelance Writer

With the advent of the internet, becoming a freelance writer has certainly gotten easier. There are many new websites which offer professionals money

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How To Be A Good Writer

By admin On October 31, 2011 No Comments

There are various thoughts on what it means to be a good writer. Some might think that it would be all about having a creative mind while others might think it’s about punctuation and grammatical structure. If a company is paying someone for the number of articles, they may think a good writer would be someone who can produce articles fast.

In the end, it really comes down to the purpose for which the writer is writing and probably would be

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