how to improve your reading speed

@willy6 (492)
June 17, 2009 8:29pm CST
We can all improve our reading speed, we should try to examine the way we read and make the necessary adjustment. In recent decades the internet has feed us with information that must somehow assimilate quickly, ads for commercial speed reading according to studies company often claim that their software will help you read great new speed. one such software package claims that the techniques it teaches will enable you to read a particular novel in 1 hour and 56 minutes, that novel to read its 335 pages in that length of time, you would have to average close to three pages in a minute. according to scientific research using eye cameras has shown that a reading rate of 800 to 1,200 words per minute is a physiological maximum for most people. For typical readers, any rate faster than that is merely a hit or miss king of skimming not true reading. One should learn to employ different speeds for different types of materials. Poor readers read people magazine or an e-mail from a colleague at the same rate they read a physics text. Efficient readers possess several different gears by which they set a pace that matches. It is best to read a text book or challenging novel at a relatively slow pace the first time through, but once you are reviewing materials for an exam, or just seeking information in the book you should be able to hit the accelerator and read much more rapidly. We should re educate our reading habits, most of us learn in elementary school on one word at a time and many people go through life reading that way.
2 responses
• India
6 Jul 09
our improvement in reading can be increased my sincere concentration in that work... we should analyze the reading subject.. today internet helping to improve a wide knowledge... practicing in reading makes to increase our reading capacity and also it increases our concentration.. we should analyze the purpose of reading... we should set the time for reading and should finish within that time...
@dtp882 (111)
• United States
18 Jun 09
This is interesting. I've had to read many books in Honors English only having two weeks to read them and having to balance that with other work, sleeping, socializing and I had to learn how to speed read. When you speed red does it feel like an accomplishment to finish a large book in a short amount of time? It does to me.