illusion wrote:I heard that slow reading actually makes it harder for the brain to understand the book.
As far as I remember this has something to do with the subconscious, even if we don't understand or miss out something, it stays somewhere back in a drawer of our heads, and by reading it a second and third time, it gets more and more conscious.
But I guess that the most effective reading is the one when you can distinguish the less importnat stuff from those which are essential.
Yeah, for me personally that's the most challenging point about it
, that's why I choose the books very carefully that I want to read. Classics for example, it's really interesting to read them of course, but I don't think it's very useful to read too much of them if you want to learn a language. By reading them you adopt automatically the old language, and it's very hard for me to distinguish whether it's still spoken language or old-fashioned. "All in a sudden" or "in a jiffy" for example, I have no idea if this is spoken language, but in books they use it very often. But I like the second one anyway, it sounds so funny