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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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shannon Lewis (23 hours ago)
I just want to pass a reading test for college lol
Type your Name (1 day ago)
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.
J J (4 days ago)
Smart and simple. I like it.
Joe (4 days ago)
Thomas, thank you for this series. Can you give an example of how you might form an interest link with a nonfiction topic that you have never encountered before?
Chris Welburn (9 days ago)
Lydia Capps (14 days ago)
I have to finish a book by Monday and I literally want to cry😭😭
Rebeca Z (17 days ago)
Yesterday I spent 2 hours reading 5 pages, pls help :( it was a difficult topic with math formulas and specific vocab but it still makes me worried that it took me SO long
jilow (17 days ago)
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.
Dakota Fenelon (18 days ago)
Not very fond of the unneeded lecture at the end.
Edmundo Silveira Jr. (21 days ago)
I'm brazilian why what i doing in here? I dont know read fast in Portuguese imagine in english.
kaan deveci (22 days ago)
extremely useless
Oyama Toayei (22 days ago)
Why did i just find your channel now ? Love ur vids
Radio 4Men (24 days ago)
*I have a harder time than other ppl to read bigger words* how can I never get stuck and always be able to pronounce all words or most words the first time I read it.
Denis Pepic (25 days ago)
Yeah just dont read the boring bits so when the teacher asks you what happend on page 125 you just say "dont know it was borring"
Random yt person. (28 days ago)
I'll start by reading your book "10 steps to earning awesome grades."
book for life (1 month ago)
It's been a while since we are waiting for book review from your side 😞
Almozayaf Roman (1 month ago)
1. Love it 2. Enjoy it
annabelleyixin (1 month ago)
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.
Agent 47 (1 month ago)
How to read a book which has absolutely no images and no Interesting titles Ex-Helen Keller.
m rayan (1 month ago)
to be fair, I opened 2 more videos about speed reading in other tabs thinking this won't be enough .. but really this video gave me the info i need
Luke Allan (1 month ago)
does it help to just read with eyes but not reading it in the head? the brain cant multitask
William Massey (1 month ago)
I’ve got a trick, read in good posture (I’m dyslexic so this really helps)
God Of Thunder (1 month ago)
Replace brain with SSD
Adams Desir (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video man !
Cheesy Butz (1 month ago)
You nailed it! It takes a lot of reading to be good at reading! Lol xD
Jack Vaughn (1 month ago)
“Stop watching this video and read” made this video deserve a big fat like. Very simple but indeed a pivotal idea to think about.
i_am_already_tracer _ (1 month ago)
I literally read 200 pages a day I am 14 lol
NickieB (1 month ago)
If I read in my backyard, I just enjoy nature, thus not focusing on the book
Perry Robles (1 month ago)
Now do a video on how to retain what you read.
Masterpotato21 (1 month ago)
this lier.
ferrarienzo564 (1 month ago)
2:23 I just need the techniques here. THank you
Ivan Pe (1 month ago)
Theodore Roosvelt would read a book a day. Mostly by breakfast and with great comprehension. There must be a way.
Yasiru Hatharasinghe (1 month ago)
I have to finish 9 novels in a day because school is starting tomorrow. I hate reading on the first day of 2019. One like: a like to make me feel better 😭
ButtonPushersUnited (1 month ago)
Your channel music is fire
Piotr Sitkowski (1 month ago)
"Your bookshelf is not a trophy case". I feel personally attacked by that comment.
Song Chang (1 month ago)
I want to be able to finish a book and read as fast as everybody in my class
Anderson Sousa (1 month ago)
Ok. You got me. Subcribed and waiting for the bell to ring. :D
Adely Charles (1 month ago)
Yo how do you learn how to read
Bojanman2 (1 month ago)
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
OG BOI (2 months ago)
I’m here because in want to read because my mom buys me so many books and I want to read them but I want to get all through them
Brandi Jackson (2 months ago)
Thanks really work
Kamal K. (2 months ago)
Dear sir, 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. Thanking you Best regards (Kamal)
J Kyurem (2 months ago)
I read about 180 words per min
Livin' Great (2 months ago)
Dang... me 70 wpm.
Leon (2 months ago)
A good book to read is: “How to read a book” by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren. An amazing book.
Just a man (2 months ago)
Thank you
Arun Lama (2 months ago)
I have so less time to read that i have to watch this video fast.
Habibah Bibah (2 months ago)
Is it weird that if I read 1 chapter in my room it tooks 2 hours and if I read 1 chapter in my sister room it tooks half hour?!😓
shumaim my name (2 months ago)
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.
Xephyr (2 months ago)
This guy motivated me to *Read more*
Adopted By Samurai (2 months ago)
Haha! Im not here to brag about reading. I want to minimize the time in my life i spend reading
Y E E T (2 months ago)
im just trying to read 200 pages in a day so i dont fail english
Silviu Stefan (2 months ago)
This is horrible !!
Don't scroll through the comments, read god dammit!!!!
ErinCM TheMC (3 months ago)
I just want to know if the eyeQ program employees a proven method or if all the testimonials are fabricated.
Jovan S.R (3 months ago)
I just can't speed thinking...
LadyD1979 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Thanks for the great tips, I found what you had to say was very helpful:)
kyra (3 months ago)
u kno i’m about to read harry potter after this
AnEpicAutumn Gaming (3 months ago)
Micayla Goyne (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Reading faster makes test easier But I'm slow reader
하닌 (3 months ago)
I cant believe that you translated the video to arabic thanks a lot
Pier Plays (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I liked the tip of paying attention to the first and last sentences only!! I am gonna try it right away
official player (4 months ago)
diario da sa sa (4 months ago)
lexandery (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
You could have saved me 5 minutes by saying start reading not very helpful sorry
Susie by the sea (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I'm so slow at reading, I get mad sometimes
Sabina t (5 months ago)
*glances at book that I'm supposed to read by tomorrow* _It's time to end this._
1 1 (5 months ago)
Kc_Trash (5 months ago)
I read like 20 pages in 30 minutes... ops
M B (5 months ago)
I wonder how many people clicked off when he said "stop watching thos video"
Elton Mascarenhas (5 months ago)
There's no shortcut to success---fully reading faster. B-/
Elton Mascarenhas (5 months ago)
Excellent video btw ✌🏼
Juan Zavala (5 months ago)
I have to read material for ALL of my ap classes
Shawon Das (5 months ago)
How can I look like you BTW? :3
Santiago Robledo (5 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 (5 months ago)
my guy said it straight up. stop watching this video and go read!! that made me suscribe
xd Fe4rful (5 months ago)
If I read a 1000 page book my parents will get me a pc
siti nurjanah 1702 (5 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 (5 months ago)
All these things hppen to me
J D (5 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 (5 months ago)
lineny man (5 months ago)
Keeps telling self that I will start reading tommorow Summer break Is almost over Fuck
Maleick Fleming (5 months ago)
stop watching start doing
I love you!!! Thank you for your videos. You are awesome.
Violet H. (5 months ago)
I've got around 600 words per minute, but I want to read f a s t e r
Tayler Sheppard (5 months ago)
I do this with the Bible. No better wisdom than Jesus Christ ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻💋#christianity
Karthi Prince (6 months ago)
Thats awesome....!
D Jones (6 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 (6 months ago)
Why speed you should encourage slow reading video
PieLover- Joe (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
Great video I read speed reading books because I wanted to increase my learning speed.
Albert Deng (6 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. :))

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