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Skyblue38

796d

What can I do to understand things better like I have to read things like 4 or 5 different times to get a understanding on what I'm reading

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    • Sydari

      792d

      Ugh THIS.

    • Sydari

      792d

      Ugh THIS.

    • Fairwind

      794d

      I know there’s some tools that you can get to turn anything into audio. I’m not sure what it is though

    • Lady6ug

      794d

      Oof. I hate that. I generally take a step back and take a deep breath. Sometimes I'll play white noise in the background (but sometimes this can make it harder so whichever one isn't working, try the opposite). I read with my finger if it's a physical book and if it's online I scroll so the sentence at the top of the phone is the one that I'm reading and I can't see the ones before it. Reading our loud a few times can be helpful. I also try to look at the sentences word by word as if I was trying to read a foreign language. Like...explaining to myself what one part is saying before moving on.

    • Licia

      794d

      If it’s available, I find it helpful to listen to an audio version while reading along myself.

    • Ashley_W

      794d

      I follow along with my finger and take it in really small chunks. Go through slowly. Noise cancelling headphones in an empty room (like at a library) help me.

    • Kratzer

      795d

      You can also change the color. Like a red see through or yellow. It seems to click in your brain different. It could be that you are reading so fast that your brain is not processing each word. What I did was taught myself to read upside down.

    • CameronElizabeth

      795d

      I love audio books! After years of reading the regular way, I'm finding that I retain so much more when I listen instead.

    • Skyblue38

      796d

      So I downloaded the thunderstorm app on my phone and it helps a lot I'm much Comer

    • Skyblue38

      796d

      The sound of a thunderstorm seems to help

    • Skyblue38

      796d

      Yes I have tried that an got laughed at

      • Emo_Enby_99

        796d

        @Skyblue38 try whispering it then, or mouthing out the word, has the same effect. What's happening when you do that is your syncing your mind and body, which helps slow your brain enough to retain what you read

    • Phoenixwingfeather

      796d

      Have you tried reading it out loud? Some people with attention disorders are certain types of learners, for me, I do well with visual explanations and physically doing things repetitively in order to understand it. Most of the times I need something going on in the background to focus, I often read with music on or do pretty much anything with music in the background.

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