advice on increasing reading speed

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goose12
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does anyone have any advice on learning how to read faster? mostly this isn't a problem for me, but i'm doing A level french which of course with the reading paper requires me to read big blocks of text in timed conditions. I'm worried my slow reading speed (a problem in english and french both) will affect my grades. Any advice?

for context, i do read a fair amount in my spare time, but most often this is in english, and i go at quite a slow pace
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Hi, it could be helpful to jot down some notes as you read it (in English), so that you don't have to translate each time you go back to the text. Hope you work it out
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(Original post by Mythical Pingu)
Hi, it could be helpful to jot down some notes as you read it (in English), so that you don't have to translate each time you go back to the text. Hope you work it out
sorry i feel like i wasn't very specific (though also thank you for the reply!) but i mean that in general in both languages I read very slowly - generally reading french is okay as i understand the meaning without translating it, but in both languages for some reason it just takes a long time
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watch stuff with subtitles, like sherlock. it'll force you to read faster
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If you actually do want to read faster, I would just practice reading at a quicker pace. This will mean that it is a habit to read faster. Make sure it is a gradual and prolonged change so that you can keep your fast reading speed.

For context, I am doing all my A-levels in English so I know what I am talking about.
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