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.
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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
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You forgot one of the most important pieces in increasing reading speed through removing distraction. Statistics prove that having roving toddlers playing raucous games that involve intermittent screaming and requests for cake are not conducive to reading speed or comprehension. Always remove toddlers from your house before attempting to read.
Thanks for the end of this video! Im actually here because I spent a handful of hours reading just 25 pages of challenging text today (theoretical physics), and afterwards I assumed I took so long because I was a slow/bad reader 😑 now that I think about it, I was taking notes while reading and stopping after every paragraph or so and thinking about the content I just read. Thank you again! I tend to over-criticize myself so this was very reassuring :)
Once when I was trying to read a book after reading one sentence and I starting day dreaming so deeply I spent half an hour debating with with myself whether are vegans or flatearthers are more useless to our world.
Eh, I read 100 books a year and hate when people think I didn't comprehend or contemplate what I read. It's offensive, honestly. Whenever I finish a book. I'm always looking at other people's reviews, Reddit articles and emailing professors to get more answers to my questions. A lot of the books even say some similar things, especially when I'm particularly interested in a certain subject. So you don't really "miss" anything. If anything, my knowledge gets fortified because I see things again, and even from different worldviews and opinions. I don't think I'm a speed reader, but I do think I read pretty fast
"2. Connect what you're reading with something you're already interested in" ...This is the only way I can read history. I'm interested in music, so I mentally cast singers, rappers, musicians, DJs etc. as important people in history. It brings those boring old textbooks to life for me and I don't fall asleep reading. Like...Drake as Abe Lincoln, Billie Eilish as Marie Curie, Cardi B as Rosa Parks lol... whatever, but it actually works and makes me read faster and it's fun
English is my second language and i read about 115 word per minute im 27 years old i almost never read books, usually news articles and just interesting stuff i find online. I have the reading level of a 4th grade kid and i've been living here in the USA for about 18 years, i graduated high school in 2010 and just now decided to give college a try. Its freaking hard for me to keep up with all the reading material, i am doing my best to improve and reach the average wpm of 200... its awkward because my wife is an English teacher in a high school teaching seniors and juniors.... And me the husband of that has not only reading issues but writing issues too...
I met my wife when we were in 10th grade we are high school sweet hearts, after high school i got a full time job and she got a part time and started university... Sometimes i would help her pay for her expensive book... Going to college is hard for me.
I'm no expert but if you want to reader faster here's what I'd do.
I'd read at a normal pace and time myself for a page.
I then would try to beat that time by somewhere between 0 to 10 seconds (depends on how fast I already am).
If I fail by a little, I'd keep trying.
If I succeed, I'd keep it up to establish the new slightly faster speed as my default speed.
If I fail by a lot, I'd change the time to beat.
After a week or so at reading at this slightly faster speed. I'd do another test and then I would try to beat that time by 0 to 10 seconds.
You are welcome universe.
Yeah, always go down into that mental rabbit hole, daydreaming. Could you make a video about how to avoid daydreaming? It happens a lot, not only during reading. Sometimes keep thinking other things really bothers us.
Pseudo skimming looks right and wrong to me at the same time. You do skip the long "unnecessary" examples before you get to the facts, but at the same time if you only read the facts you won't remember as much. If you read the conceptions aka the long examples, isn't that a better way to remember more of the facts
My problem is that I reread sentences again and again. And for no particular reason; it's just pesky perfectionism. For example, if the sentence is, "You are lying" and I read it as "You're lying", I'll come back and read the sentence again. And when I do this with every single sentence, it becomes extremely annoying and frustrating. It's the only thing that's stopping me from reading fast and I don't know how to get rid of it.
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