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by seanmcguire
September 22nd, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

I like this idea of asking questions. I really appreciate the two files. My Greek is slowly improving with many of the suggestions mentioned. I'm still struggling with vocabulary retention for words I don't see often and I still think of them with the corresponding English word. But I'm going to sti...
by seanmcguire
August 13th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

What I find works for me is to read a passage straight through, aloud, even if I don't understand it completely. Then I go back and read it aloud again, but slowly, and make notes of words or grammar that I need to check out. Then I check the words etc - and write them out in a notebook keyed to Bo...
by seanmcguire
August 6th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

I at least have found reading three times really, really powerful. I agree that three seems to be helpful. For the past few days, I have been reading 30–50 verses. After completing those once, I do a second reading immediately. Then, the next day, I being by reading those verses a third time before...
by seanmcguire
August 5th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Another great help is to get and listen to audio of the passages you want to read. Thanks for this suggestion. I haven't ever done this. I did learn the Erasmian pronunciation. I will look into the other options. I appreciate your additional recommendations as well. Stirling, thanks for your recomm...
by seanmcguire
August 3rd, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Some computer-based reading environments do the same. I'm curious what you have in mind here. I use Accordance for exegetical work. Better yet, involve more of your senses, write down the phrase in which a new word occurred. Even better, write another sentence using the same word, or write a questi...
by seanmcguire
August 2nd, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Hoping for real reading proficiency

Hello everyone, I'm a long-time onlooker on this forum. I have read many posts with interest, and a number of posts I have saved for future reference. I am a pastor and a PhD student (New Testament) at a seminary. My goal is to gain real reading proficiency in Greek. I have taken a lot of Greek cour...

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