1- Reading word per word
2- Longer time in reading chunks of words
3- Eyes going back to a word or sentence previously read
4- Unable to recognize and respond immediately to the material
5- Slow vocalization and comprehension
6- Incorrect eye movements and regression
7-Slow reading habits do to past reading experiences
8-Inattentiveness and absent-mindedness during reading
9-Lack of practice and interest in reading
10- Spending alot of time on individual words to be able to sustain comprehension
11- Poor recognition of important and unimportant things
12- Remembering everything rather than selectively
Tips for increasing reading rate
1-Improve your vocabulary. Expose yourself with new words so when you encounter them, you won’t spend more time figuring out what they mean.
2-Know your reading purpose. For main ideas only, skimming the material is already enough.
3-Read faster by reading with the mind instead of the lips.
4-Read more! Take 15 minutes of your time a day reading an average sized novel, magazines, or other books.
5-Every day, increase your reading rate by reading faster(about 2-3 times faster) than your normal speed.
6-If reading concentration is poor, practice reading for 5-10 minutes only at a time. Gradually increase this rate over time.