It is important that the student be aware of the mistakes that he could make when reading. We are describing these mistakes in the list below.
– Lack of concentration. The inability to focus, which makes the student interrupt his reading often, due to external factors. If he is upset or worried about a personal issue, he loses the thread, so that he looks over the pages but is not able to reach the meaning of what he reads.
– Inconsistency. Intellectual work requires repetition, consistence in reading, and a daily effort is of paramount importance. An unsteady or circumstantial reader will never become a good student.
– Passivity. A book will never reveal all its secrets to a reader who approaches it with a passive attitude. It is important to read, extract, highlight, make schemas, compare, ask questions about the text, with a mind always active, always alert.
– Hypercriticism. This is an attitude opposite to passivity, adopted by readers who have prejudices against certain authors or books. In such cases, an impartial, objective approach of the contents is impossible.
– Doubtful attitude. When a text contains data, references or information whose meaning is not clear for the reader, he starts to doubt what he is reading, which blocks the learning process. This is the attitude of a lazy and irresponsible student.