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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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
I have been practicing of fast reading since last 1 month, but when i read fast i am not able to understand the paragraph, comprehension ect. As i understand in slow reading.
Humbly i request you sir plz. Give me answer because i am totally depend on you sir.
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.
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
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.
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.
•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
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!
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]
Read then do something with that info 4:25 ish
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 😭😭😭
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. :))
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