A Guide for Book Reading and Listening
For people who have difficulty doing verbal exercises and highlighting for notes, audiobooks are an ideal choice. But it can be difficult to learn them. If you want to give them a try, here are some tips to help you along.
To read a good book, you need to have some knowledge and be able to take in bits and pieces from every different scene or exchange. That means you can’t just copy what’s taught because this will lead to boredom, frustration and fatigue. To balance it all out, you need to find the right sound track.
The Listening is Important
Audio books are the ideal choice for those who have trouble concentrating and enjoying a book. However, for some people with learning disabilities, the learning curve can be very rough. That’s because audio books have a dark tone and make it very difficult to focus.
That’s why it’s important to have the correct audio guide. It should show what has been said and how it’s going to work. Every page should be highlighted and turned in conjunction with the text. Even something as simple as speeding up a speaker’s pace or skipping a page will help you to learn faster.
Don’t worry about musical quality or English pronunciation. No matter what book you’re reading, just listen to the audio book. Use the high-pitched tones and annoying moans to help you hear what’s being said. This should encourage you to read a lot more and slow down.
Learning the Topic at Hand
The audio book format also makes it easier to learn about your topic of choice. You can pick any book on the subject, and the audio version makes it almost effortless to follow all the changes that have been made.
Stick to the Concept and Go Where It Takes You
With a proper soundtrack, the audio book makes it possible to follow through on what you’re learning. That’s especially true if you’re interested in a text that goes back in time. But don’t be afraid to dig deeper and pursue what’s new.
Try Learning from the Lyrics
In some cases, listening to the words can make learning easier and fast. As an example, when you’re listening to a world music album or something with a very interesting rhythm, simply listing the words and rhythm makes it easier to decipher what’s going on. This may not be always the case with books you’re studying on your own, but there are some proven tactics you can use.
Another useful tactic you can use is to practice memorizing words. Create a list of words that are harder to memorize than others and then practice until you’re able to read each one.
It Doesn’t Have to be All About the Text
Audio books can also give you an overview of the world from different perspectives. For example, if you’re obsessed with tennis or motorcycling, then listening to them gives you a better idea of how others are using the sport.
The Direct Entry Way
If you have someone with you who is unable to write notes or type out text, listening to your text can help them find the words and the rhythm that they’re looking for. This can provide them with information they wouldn’t get otherwise.
Use the Guide to Find Out What You Need to Know
People with mental and learning disabilities usually like to discuss things as they see them. But a good audio guide will help them to focus on specific information. Sometimes a running comment section or a built-in dictionary will help to explain the different elements of the various topics. That’s particularly important for history or science-based books.
Sometimes It’s Better to Think Differently
“Listen, not think” is one of the oldest advice there is, but this was especially important for the human brain. The brain needs to stay calm and take in the words and understanding more or less spontaneously. That’s why it’s important to read audio books. The voices can help break down the information that’s being taught, but reading what the book provides itself will help you learn faster and better.