We're also taught to ignore a lot of fluff words when the goal is reading comprehension. The vast majority of adjectives can just plain be skipped over. In the more advanced classes, we would even learn to quickly 'alter the structure' of a sentence as we were reading it to make it shorter. In particular - Recognizing when verbs are used as nouns, and converting them back to verbs. Like this sentence: "I'm making the recommendation that the...." we would read as "I'm recommending that the..." Or "...would make an immediate improvement to it's community." as "...would improve it's community."
But it's very quick and not a conscious thing when you're used to it. Like, as you're looking at this sentence, you would just pick out the bolded words and construct the meaning of the sentence from that: "...would make an immediate improvement to it's community."