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Happy Read Across America Day! In celebration of this festive effort to build a nation of readers, we’re going to look past the obvious why and address the how: how can a person read more effectively? Reading, believe it or not, is a skill, one that improves with practice. So if you want to read faster while understanding what you are reading, read every day. And while you’re reading, focus on three specific comprehension skills:   1. Always focus on the purpose of the piece. When we read fiction, we focus on the story. When we read non-fiction, however, we might not be sure what we’re reading for. Tailor your reading style to the task at hand: Pleasure reading: take your time and focus on the story; have fun Academic reading: take notes and determine what you need to know or memorize Business reading: read efficiently, focusing on main ideas…

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