DO you have trouble focusing on what you are reading and find yourself reading the same paragraph over and over again? Even when you are not tired, hungry, upset or bothered by anything?
You just can not focus and remember what you read. There is a solution that involves some work but it is really worth the time especially if what you are reading is something you need to understand.
GO BACK AND LOOK FOR A WORD NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND LOOK IT UP IN A GOOD DICTIONARY that is easy for you to understand!
It is not always so easy to spot the word or words not fully understood because you may feel you know the meaning of a word when you do not. For example you may know four meanings of the word but you do not know the fifth but the author happened to use that meaning. There or many other reason why you may feel you know the meaning of a word when you do not fully.
Since you think you know the meaning of the word you go right on past the word and then the resulting confusion is not easy to confront so you attention wanders. TRY GOING BACK AND LOOKING FOR WORD NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD THE NEXT TIME YOU ATTENTION WANDERS! Or just pick up something you have had trouble reading in the past right now and look for a word you do not fully understand. Look just at the end of where you thought you were doing well.
This is more fully covered in a book called Learning How to Learn It is a picture book so it is easy to read. If you read and apply it, your ability to focus will get better and more importantly your understanding will improve!
This father was worried his son might not graduate high school. His son had been put in a special school for failing high school students. The principal told the father that his son would be lucky if he graduated six months late. The father got the Learning How to Learn book for his son. He had his son read Learning How to Learn three times. The son gets out of the special school and enrolls in adult night school and graduates 1 month late. He also gets a job on his own. The father says, "My son has totally changed. I can not put in words what this means to me!"
This picture book has all the basic data on how to study but it also teaches you how to help someone else find words they did not fully understand. These are words the person thinks they know and they went right past them. You can actually raise someone's IQ by doing this!