This extensive database created at Muskingum College provides wonderful information about what makes a strong or poor reader. It continues with multiple links to information about reading comprehension strategies, including:
- Staying alert while reading
- Creating interest
- Improving concentration
- Improving motivation
- Prediction based on context
This website, created by the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College, supplies coverage of these basic topics related to reading rates:
- Improvement of Reading Rate
- The Role of Speed in the Reading Process
- Factors that Reduce Reading Rate
- Basic Conditions for Increased Reading Rate
- Rate Adjustment
This informative website was designed by Dr. Kathryn S. Hawes from The University of Memphis for use in a seminar course. It covers reading topics such as reasons for slow reading rates and others, including:
- What types of reading reflect flexibility?
- What factors outside your control influence your speed of reading?
- How can I self-test to estimate how fast I read and how much I comprehend?
- How can I increase my speed via sensory perceptions?
- How can I measure and reduce visual fixations?
- How can I measure and increase visual perception span?
- How can I stop visual regressions?
- How can I reduce sub-vocalization?
- How can I increase my speed via idea perceptions?
- How can I chunk words into ideas like I learned to chunk letters into words?
- How can I use predictable structural patterns to chunk ideas into expanded concepts?
- What is skimming?
- What is scanning?
- How can I remember and use what I read?
- What general reading strategy pulls all the above items into focus?
This website, created by Capital Community College, has a large assortment of strategies and links to help learners discover more about building their vocabulary. Two resources this site refers to are:
Vocabulary University is a new online resource for working on groups of related vocabulary words in a puzzle format. Vocabulary U., a graphically-rich website, is broken into beginning, intermediate, and college-level work.
Vocabulary for English Language Learners is a set of nicely organized resources for ESL students. It is maintained by the College of Arts & Sciences of Ohio University.
This site gives a thorough yet light-hearted look at many study strategies. By clicking on "Building Vocabulary," you will find a review of context clues to learn the meaning of words.