Reading comprehension is important. Akmar Mohamad writes on The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. V, No. 12, December 1999 that reading comprehension has three primary levels. Those are literal comprehension, interpretive comprehension, and critical comprehension. When you start learn to read English, your reading comprehension level is the very basic one. You just understand the meaning of the words and sentences. The more practice you do, your level will get higher. The next level you understand and can analyze the main idea, the purpose of the the author writing the passage. And, the next level you can judge the accuracy of the information the author wrote in the passage.
Reading is a boring activity for some people. However, I have strategy to motivate myself to read. I select interesting and important books or websites to read. I am really interested in business as I need a lot of money. Reading business book is good. My friend suggested me to read the E-book written by Robert E. Gerber, E-Myth. I have read a half of it. Bellow is the collection of interesting quote from that book.
As ESL/EFL teachers, we are aware that the primary objective of reading is comprehension--being able to find meaning in what is read. (Akmar Mohamad, The Internet TESL Journal, Universiti Sains Malaysia).
~You simply need to know what to do
~"The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinaryy man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse." Don juan in Tales of Power via Michael E. Gerber.
~Your business is nothing more than a distinct reflection of who you are
~Don't blame anything if you don't realize that you are wrong.
~"They intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are." Aldous Huxley
~Three-people-in-one: The Entrepreneur, The Manager, and The Technician. And the problem is compounding by the fact that while each of these personalities wants to be the boss, none of them wants to have a boss. So they start a business ...
~While the entrepreneur dreams, the manager frets, and the technician ruminates
~The entrepreneur wakes up with a vision, the manager screams "Oh, no!", and while the two of them are battling it out, the technician seizes the opportunity to go into business for himself. Not to pursue the entrepreneurial dream, however, but to finally wrest control of his work from the other two.
~To the technician it's a dream come true. The boss is dead. But to the business it's a disaster,because the wrong person is at the helm.
~Let's look at where your business exists today in the small business life cycle?
~If your business depends on you, you don't own a business--you have a job. And it's the worst job in the world because you're working for a lunatic!
It's not a purpose of going into business, the purpose is to get free of a job so you can create jobs for other people.
~The people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.
~Losers spend their energy and time defending what they think they know
While improve my reading comprehension, I gain knowledge from the book. It is really an interesting learning activity. You can get the E-book here E-Myth