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5 Ways to Read Faster That ACTUALLY Work - College Info Geek

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Reading faster is possible, even if speed reading isn't always the best way to go about it. Here are 5 methods you can use to read more books in less time. Special thanks to Scott Berkun for recording a voice-over of his quote! His books are awesome and you should read them: http://scottberkun.com/books/ --------- 7 tips for reading more books ➔ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiNISuM4wl0&index=3&list=PLx65qkgCWNJLglnT9x2R3Kn02NQgthgJ9 The other videos in the speed reading series: Reading science ➔ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv2BdHXRD3Q&index=4&list=PLx65qkgCWNJLglnT9x2R3Kn02NQgthgJ9 Speed reading techniques examined ➔ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4WMHyUhdc&index=7&list=PLx65qkgCWNJLglnT9x2R3Kn02NQgthgJ9 --------- My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is completely free, so check it out if you're interested in improving your grades! http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ Companion blog post with links to great articles on reading improvement: http://collegeinfogeek.com/increasing-reading-speed/ Essential reading list for students: http://collegeinfogeek.com/essential-books-for-students/ If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/tomfrankly Instagram ➔ https://instagram.com/tomfrankly ~ created by Thomas Frank
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LadyD1979 (3 hours ago)
The problem with skimming is to know what information is important or not. Sometimes an exemple will help you to understand better the concept.
Ed D (9 days ago)
Thank you for these helpful tips. I really want to get better at reading by actually learning what I learned and not just finish the book. 😊
Austin Hedberg (11 days ago)
Thanks for the great tips, I found what you had to say was very helpful:)
kyra (12 days ago)
u kno i’m about to read harry potter after this
AnEpicAutumn Gaming (13 days ago)
Micayla Goyne (15 days ago)
However, when I take time to do something with what I read, i.e. take notes, it takes me 5x longer to read the book and then I end up bored with it.
신비 (19 days ago)
Reading faster makes test easier But I'm slow reader
하닌 (21 days ago)
I cant believe that you translated the video to arabic thanks a lot
Pier Plays (28 days ago)
Fastest reader I know is my US history teacher. Reads 8 pages a minute and comprehend it very well. Picked up a book of mine that he's never read, we timed him for a minute, got just under 8 pages and could tell me specific details. Was insane
何忠豪 (1 month ago)
more informative than Tim Firris's. Tim offers something to improving your reading speed, but not comprehension speed, let alone absorb anything wise that makes your life better.
Elias Mantilla (1 month ago)
I liked the tip of paying attention to the first and last sentences only!! I am gonna try it right away
official player (1 month ago)
diario da sa sa (1 month ago)
lexandery (1 month ago)
On your research, you lack of something very important to actually achieve speed reading with high level of comprehension and that is improving your memory , by using memory techniques. Not going to say much about it, look in to it. Anyone can read fast the important part is how to remember what you read. And yes that is a skill too, you have to practice.
Ariel Garcia (1 month ago)
You could have saved me 5 minutes by saying start reading not very helpful sorry
Susie by the sea (1 month ago)
Great video, with food for thought! - I'm trying to speed read because I have to downsize my book collection as I'm moving into a smaller space
Lídia Toledo (1 month ago)
I'm so slow at reading, I get mad sometimes
Sabina t (1 month ago)
*glances at book that I'm supposed to read by tomorrow* _It's time to end this._
1 1 (2 months ago)
Kc_Trash (2 months ago)
I read like 20 pages in 30 minutes... ops
M B (2 months ago)
I wonder how many people clicked off when he said "stop watching thos video"
Elton Mascarenhas (2 months ago)
There's no shortcut to success---fully reading faster. B-/
Elton Mascarenhas (2 months ago)
Excellent video btw ✌🏼
Juan Zavala (2 months ago)
I have to read material for ALL of my ap classes
Shawon Das (2 months ago)
How can I look like you BTW? :3
Santiago Robledo (2 months ago)
Hey Thomas. I want to know in your opinion what is the best way to strengthen or develop a reading habit; Reading a specific number of pages per day/week, or reading a specific amount of time per day/week. Thanks!
Roberto Martinez (2 months ago)
my guy said it straight up. stop watching this video and go read!! that made me suscribe
NiXel (2 months ago)
If I read a 1000 page book my parents will get me a pc
siti nurjanah 1702 (2 months ago)
hi thom.. how to understand about content of book when you are reading?, I read some books but did not understand what it was. thank's
Hannah Lovekamp (2 months ago)
All these things hppen to me
J D (2 months ago)
•200-400 wpm ideal •generate experience reading often + widely •Find an ideal reading spot •Link your Reading to an interest -/- Goal •”pre-read” the key words and headlines •”pseudo-skim” the first and last bits of each paragraph to locate those that are most pertinent to you. (Skim the rest normally) •Balance Speed w/ comprehension/learning •utilize peripheral vision + fixation Points •translate comprehension >>> WISDOM (don’t treat your bookshelf as a trophy case) - Knowledge is Power only if it is applied. •make reading prioritized and habitual
Tikanrato (2 months ago)
lineny man (2 months ago)
Keeps telling self that I will start reading tommorow Summer break Is almost over Fuck
Maleick Fleming (2 months ago)
stop watching start doing
I love you!!! Thank you for your videos. You are awesome.
Violet H. (2 months ago)
I've got around 600 words per minute, but I want to read f a s t e r
Tayler Sheppard (2 months ago)
I do this with the Bible. No better wisdom than Jesus Christ ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻💋#christianity
Karthi Prince (2 months ago)
Thats awesome....!
D Jones (2 months ago)
Your videos on studying, time management and motivation have helped me so much! I'm in nursing school and learned of the pomodoro technique from your videos and it has helped me a great deal to focus on my studying! Also, you are so so very easy on the eyes! Keep up the great work!
bravo man (2 months ago)
Why speed you should encourage slow reading video
PieLover- Joe (2 months ago)
No mate, I need to read few books until the middle of the next week. I don't like reading stuff I don't like. And my life depends on this currently
Hana c (2 months ago)
OCD makes this harder, I have to reread every sentence just because it doesn't feel right before I do so ghHJHjgh
Jair P (3 months ago)
A) Read: often, widely, challenging material to build the skill. ~0:34 B) work against daydreaming, make interest links, choose a good physical space to focus ~1:35 C) pre read textbooks (bold, headings, first and last sentences of paragraphs) then... D) skim or pseudo skim 2:38 E) LEARNING> reading [faster] Wisdom> comprehension Read then do something with that info 4:25 ish
Hikari Kim (3 months ago)
at my school, every year all teachers are assigned to student reading. And my teacher said " what happen to you and you are a good student you are good at my class you are good at science and ect. But what happen to your reading skills you are a slow reader omy what happen" and she said i disappointe her. And now i shutdown my self i don't have a self-confidence now i don't know what to do 😭 and i think my brain is get weaker and weaker 😭😭😭
BULL-DAG (3 months ago)
Great video I read speed reading books because I wanted to increase my learning speed.
Albert Deng (3 months ago)
Sometimes when i try to read i have a high expectation that as i read i start to become overwhelmed and thus causing me to become anxious. As it's progressing things become harder to understand and i end up wasting my valuable time getting not as much as i hoped i would. What helps me: First you have to set an honest goal that is first pure and righteous. (not from selfish ambition) And as you read you have to keep telling yourself to rest and to trust God in doing his work. There he'll establish your way towards your goals. There's nothing worse than being so ambitious about something but not being able to reach it. PS: This may not be the case for everyone. But it's important to note here that not to ignore what may be going on behind your brain that keeps you distracted all the time, thus bad reading.. And To search for your genuine intention in your goals. There you'll find peace in everything you do. And thus.. happiness. :))
nikhil general (3 months ago)
So, the title of this video should be " How to answer in IELTS reading".
Ali (3 months ago)
My reading speed is really really average (maybe even slightly below average at around 190wpm), but I feel that I comprehend and retain far more information when I read than the average reader (Around 90-95% according to some tests I've done). I prefer to read slowly but actually fully understand the text as opposed to speeding through and maybe only having about 70-80% comprehension like the average reader.
Milubee (3 months ago)
Amazing video series!
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mokhtar hakemi (3 months ago)
fuck you give me back my five minutes i spent watching your shit. hhhhh. sorry but you must an award of spread shit around. you could be a shit promoter. hhhhhhhhh sorry please take it as a joke i hate to be as...l with people trying to gain $$ by net. good luck dud without hard feelings.
Gina Ray Works (3 months ago)
You're a fucking genius
wget Desa (3 months ago)
Jonathan Gonzales (3 months ago)
This man is going far
Joshua Roenfeldt (4 months ago)
I appreciate these videos. I feel like I can enjoy reading my way, which seems to be the best way. Speed reading had me thinking I was a poor reader or there was a better way. Thanks for the time and research.
fury chou (4 months ago)
- My mom say :The readers are . leaders
Sim (4 months ago)
1. Read often, read widely, read challenging material 2. Connect what you're reading with something you're already interested in 2.5 Find a good spot for focused reading 3. Preview chapter headings, table of contents, key words 4. Skim, or pseudo-skim - read important paragraphs 5. Take time to do something with what you read
Rahul Swami (14 days ago)
Please explain 4:51 method
LL_4GAMER (4 months ago)
Thanks for the note it really helped me/
Happy Haze (4 months ago)
To read faster, all you need is a good racy book. For example, I read My Secret Life by Frank Harris in one sitting, at night. They call them racy for a reason. By comparison, Naipaul's Journey to the Center, less than half the size of Harris' book, took me three times as long. No racy bits at all in there.
Noriel Sylvire (4 months ago)
I think I can use that interest link to improve my mnemotechnic skills. I have to experiment a lot to see if it is really useful but I suspect it is especially with things I have little interest in like peoples names or personal data.
Debangsu Sarkar (4 months ago)
Watches the video in 2x speed
Ken Wang (4 months ago)
Could you talk more about "Learning Speed", or more in general, how to practice Learning skills?
João Gabriel (4 months ago)
Guys... i think i read too slow. How much time do you guys need to read 50 pages? Real Reading. No scamming.
Thin White Duke (4 months ago)
just listen to audiobooks. my friend reads and he pronounces every word wrong, even 'the' because he's never actually heard how it sounds. sad.
Late Night Thinker (4 months ago)
I wish you were my teacher
OHP77 (4 months ago)
Literally took me over 2 months to read LOTR, reading 2 hours per day. :/
That Man's an Animal (4 months ago)
I've found pseudo-skimming to be extremely effective in studying for university.
GIT GUD (5 months ago)
Just read 4Head
Solveig St-Juste (5 months ago)
What is skimming?
chapinero017 (5 months ago)
Wouldn't this technique destroy close reading ?
Saber Your Neighbour (5 months ago)
man it takes me 2+ hours to read a chapter and take some notes for my class...............
Random JD (5 months ago)
Just look at the words before reading about 2 words a head from the current word your reading
UnmiLou O_o (5 months ago)
Thinks* IM GONNA FINISH MY BOOK Finds yourself having to read the whole book on the day before it’s due Too lazy and finds this video
Laptopboyboy (5 months ago)
Who else is watching that because they have a book report due in a few days?
tarin gonzalez sanchez (5 months ago)
dear youtuber... very good , but repulsive , because you speak soooooo fast and it looks like a loooot of information
Mohamed Hassan (5 months ago)
تحياتي لك من مصر ، كلامك مهم جدا ونحن نطبقه عندنا منذ آلاف السنين
Mohamed Hassan (5 months ago)
I highly recommend this channel for them https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAR9NrKzW8OWzgRscdGXxA
Muhammad Ahmed (5 months ago)
You are right. They have to rethink about it
Mohamed Hassan (5 months ago)
They always say reading reading reading.But most of them still depend on television to get their information. Can you tell me why do all of them hear about Islam from T.V and nobody of them decided to read even a book about it?
Muhammad Ahmed (5 months ago)
hmmm, you are right. I am sorry. what you say is completely true and people have to learn Arabic as well as English
Mohamed Hassan (5 months ago)
but you know that Arabic is an important language that is spoken by more than 300 million and is understood by more than one billion
ConservativeAtheist (5 months ago)
I truly hate people like you. You say a lot of nothing & add in a little Pictionary in order to hold people’s interest.
Rayquazacool_dude Gaming (6 months ago)
Are you sure it will work
Fernando Moreno (6 months ago)
there was a time, in the age of secondary school, when I was reading in my house, then get bored and play on the computer, then get bored of game and take the book and read, and so on, and I finshed quickly the books and the games
Paresh Gujarati (6 months ago)
Sir, Thank you very much for the video !
Bane (6 months ago)
My reading speed is just as slow as it was the first day I started to read. It did not get any faster. As I gained more experience, I did learn that skimming was a necessity. Reading every word and every single sentence is useless. I used to do that until I realized it was a waste of time.
shogoz (6 months ago)
Finally, something useful on YouTube
cookie girl 101 (6 months ago)
900th comment!!
Clara Gracia Romero (6 months ago)
what pretty man!
Christine Le (6 months ago)
i think my problem is thst i have a lisp. another problem is that i try to read fast and in the end im so focusedon reading, i forget the content.
nobody inthisworld (6 months ago)
I can read 10 PAGES of a bad translated histology textbook A DAY.FUCK!
Alli Diaby (6 months ago)
Ur poopoo maybe stink💩
introXversion (6 months ago)
Pro tip: turn on subtitles for everything you watch. That'll learn you how to read quick lol
Doctor Cereal (7 months ago)
95zsoulmates (7 months ago)
But...... most of these tips are only used for study reading. These tips if used for reading novels and such will make you lose the plot in the book.
Mr_Nice_Nigga (7 months ago)
Great video
Paul J. Morton (7 months ago)
So, this video feels like it's about how to become a speedreader. Just wanna know, what does this video consider a non-speed reader to be? I use the Hobbit as a reading speed metric because I know quite accurately how long it took me to read it. It took me 2.5 months to read it, about an hour a day. Is that the kind of non-speed reader we're talking about here?
Keiko Mushi (7 months ago)
The prereading method assumes that the material is structured in a certain way. Whilst a lot of textbooks are laid out with a TOC, chapter overview, summary, etc... not all of them are. You have to consider how a book is structured when approaching how to read it. With this in mind, it makes sense that some of the other techniques mentioned may not be as useful either.
Kay Har (7 months ago)
May I ask what camera and mic you are using for this video?
Juliette Max-Peters (7 months ago)
I'm watching this video because I'm a high school student taking the SAT in a few months and I'm screwed unless I can learn to pick up my reading pace...in a test environment where TIME IS LIMITED I need to learn to be as efficient as possible...lots of these tips don't help
Great methods I gonna recommend it to other. Thanks for this info man
stasiate (7 months ago)
Why does this guy has so many wriknles on a forehead? They look like a skin of rare breed of dog or something. He should put some botox in it.
Daniel O'Regan (7 months ago)
I have been using the Reedy app successfully as it reads aloud at a very rapid rate, 300%, and shows you the body of text, hilighting the sentence being read. I found my retention rate is much higher than other methods, and I am reading exclusively textbooks
Dessy and Me (7 months ago)
Egg Puppy (7 months ago)
1:00 is that markiplayer?
Shelby Snellen (7 months ago)
Why read faster
Abishek (7 months ago)
Help me I went to read fast and impress my class🙏

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