READING FOR IELTS: 5+ proven Time Management Strategies

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READING FOR IELTS: IELTS READING is considered as the toughest module by the majority of pupils. The problem most of them come across while doing IELTS reading, is the failure to manage the subsequent proportion of time allotted to them for the completion of reading. Firstly, let’s have a glance at what IELTS READING actually is?  Reading for IELTS, counts for 40 marks in overall, on the basis of which bands to the students are assigned.

Further, a time span of 60 minutes is allotted to candidates for finding answers to those 40 questions. There present three different passages based on distinct hardness levels. Furthermore, the question type follows MCQs, find headings, true-false, blanks, match the person with his search or statement etcetera. All the passages are taken from some relevant newspapers or journals.  The below-mentioned strategies will teach you how to manage your time in reading.

STRATEGY No.1(READING FOR IELTS)

FIND MULTIPLE ANSWERS AT A TIME

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Under 1st strategy, you have to find answers for different questions at a time in order to save your time. Most of the time, we can observe that, in IELTS reading, answers of various questions related to different parts LIKE MCQs, fillups, true-false are probably lying in the same paragraph. But, cause you do not read questions of all parts together you cannot find their answers together while reading. This is what you are advised to do under this strategy that is to read multiple questions together and find their answers. Read the below given example for making it more clear to you.

SUPPOSE, you have taken a particular passage to solve first. In that passage, you are asked to solve MCQs, true-false, and fill-ups. Now, what you have to do is, read the first question of each part thoroughly and mark a specific keyword in each one of them. Just keep those keywords in your mind and start reading the first paragraph of the passage.

So, ln between the first paragraph, you found the answer of first true-false and you continue reading till the end of the first paragraph but you didn’t find the answer for the first MCQ and fill up then you picked the second true-false and try to find its answer in that first paragraph but again you didn’t find any keyword there. Now what it shows is that there is no need to read the first paragraph anymore because no answer to any other question lies there.

As in reading for IELTS, we presume that 90% of questions are asked in sequential order that is if you have found the first question’s answer in the first paragraph then the answer to the second question must be lying ahead of this. Hence, no need to go back and read again what you have already read. This can also be called as elimination or discard method in which a paragraph is eliminated for not to read it again in reference to save time in the exam. 

STRATEGY No. 2 

PLAN WHEN TO SKIM, SCAN OR SKIP

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This is the second prime strategy every IELTS appearing candidate should be familiar with. The candidate must hold common sense about when he has to skim or skip and where he has to scan the passage. This is the major mistake that the majority of candidates do. They start scanning each and every word of passage and then realize that they have lost their whole time in scanning each and every bit of a single passage.

To avoid this, what you are required to do is. you have to simply start reading the passage, after reading the questions first, in order to find suitable answers to them. If you are getting answers easily then utilize the skimming and skipping method effectively. However, if it seems hard to find answers to some questions then, you are in a need to read every single word of the passage. Here, you will use a scanning method. So, where there is no need for scanning, you can do skimming there and can save time surely.

STRATEGY No.3 (READING FOR IELTS)

LEAVE IT, WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN

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This is the third essential strategy that can assist you in managing time in IELTS READING. This strategy focuses on one thing solely, that is if you cannot find the answer of one or two specific questions then without wasting your worthy time, move ahead by leaving the unsolved questions there only. Once you are completed with your whole reading, you can turn back on those questions again to search for precise answers for them.  This will definitely aid you in saving your priceless time.

STRATEGY No.4 

KNOW YOUR WEAKNESS

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If it will be clear to you that in which part Of reading, either MCQ, list of headings, or any other part, you are weak enough and the part that takes much of your time, then you can skip that part for that moment. you can go ahead to solve those parts that probably provide more marks to you. The parts that you can solve effortlessly.This strategy you can use in exams for minimizing your wastage of time.

STRATEGY No. 5 (READING FOR IELTS)

GROW YOUR UNDERSTANDING
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There will be no need to follow the above four strategies if you work on this one. This is the prior thing that most of the candidates fail to do and when they do not get good results then they search for some time management tips and tricks. But, I must say if you have grown your understanding to a higher level then your time will be saved automatically in the exam. You will not waste your time over thinking about the answer to a particular question if you know how to make out the meaning of something.

Candidates usually do not work on their understanding skills by learning new vocab and reading journals or newspapers. Instead, they start working directly upon IELTS reading practice tests that do not allow them to sharpen their understanding skills, in reality.  

Eventually, it can be stated that candidates need to use the above strategies to  Save their reading time in IELTS EXAM but they have to work on their understanding and skillfulness also. (READING FOR IELTS)

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