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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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Cabal (19 hours ago)
1:23 OMG this is my biggest problem.. a whole day can go by me from reading an interesting sentence/concept
Of course, I’m reading the fifth Harry Potter book. Of course, it’s a HUGE book
saladass (1 day ago)
I need to read 600 pages and write about them for school. I wanna die.
2 Cor. 5:15 Life (2 days ago)
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.
DongGri K. (3 days ago)
Your pronounciation is so clear and easy-understanding for me (as Korean!) Thanks for the valuable information as well :)
I have to finish a 300 page book by the day after tomorrow (Saturday) . I started yesterday. I finished 122 pages so far. I have all day tomorrow, but I have school as well. I. Need. Help.
Rita Koda (5 days ago)
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 :)
SammyFloydWals (10 days ago)
This is not the point of reading, just try to enjoy the process of reading itself instead of racing towards the end
Kendra Christine (10 days ago)
Loved this video! Thank you!
Hassan Tahan (13 days ago)
Does this stuff get applied to fiction novels? I doubt I can skim over or preview chapters in War and Peace.
Abdullah (14 days ago)
شكراً لترجمة العربية
Cassandra van Ham (15 days ago)
Haha I need to read more than 300 pages in a few days + I need to make a handwritten report about it. Wow I love my school😂😑 (did you see my sneaky sarcasm😂)
Black Covra (17 days ago)
I'm reading peak and I need to read 100 every day rest in peperiones
Treesha (19 days ago)
lol I have to reAd a 330 page French book in 5 hours cause of my procrastination 💀
MrMarshall 2077 (19 days ago)
No i want to be able to read the back story of video game characters i love
Meg Megishere (20 days ago)
I’m practicing by reading the comments.
kamil szakiel (24 days ago)
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.
Erin Moore (24 days ago)
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
Surya Krishnan (24 days ago)
Don't try to read fast because it is not about reading 1000 books it is about reading 1 books and truly understanding what it wants to convey.This can be done only when you read slowly
Jihad Zengana (26 days ago)
I only want to read fast for the sub titles 😂 I never get to finish them
T-Rosey Pickett (28 days ago)
This makes sense. I will use all these tips.
SanSIsMyFavorite (1 month ago)
So I have to watch Vsauce with subtitles and twice the speed?
Whimsical Cabello (1 month ago)
"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
I’mInACup (1 month ago)
I love reading, but I hate how slow I read. There’s so many different books I want to read, but I’m so busy now that I don’t have time to read them and soon, i just give up
Cap Cap (1 month ago)
What are some good fiction books for high schoolers more for like high school girls ?
Charlie Willbanks (1 month ago)
Funny, it fiction that I have a problem staying focused. I lose interest very quickly with fiction.
_Kit Kat Kaitlyn_ (1 month ago)
Ok here caude I have a test where you have to read to answer questions and in slow on reading mostly
Zoey Morales (1 month ago)
HELP !!!! How about reading for standardized tests (LSAT, ACT, SAT, GRE)? How am I supposed to read and answer in 60 seconds???? Any tips please????
Marcia Daley (2 months ago)
Thanks for sharing. It did put things into perspective. It boils down to reading more. Guess I’ll start by no longer saying I hate reading lol
amir shirazzz (2 months ago)
I pressed like Button but you speak very fast for me that my mother tongue not English and want learn fast reading skills, so speak slowly next time. Thanks.
Orbitz_ (2 months ago)
How to read faster my version 1.Dont stop reading to watch a video on how to, takes more time to watch the video (Although this video is good)
Anthony Domingo (2 months ago)
I had a good laugh from the ticket reference😂😂😂
Ryan Josef (2 months ago)
Im 12 and i read every day, i know my vocabulary and all that but my reading speed remains 107 wbp
王业普 (2 months ago)
I’m bad at reading but why am I reading comments so fast??
sabina (2 months ago)
thanks! it will help to read my 500 pages book for school
The Slimerzzz (2 months ago)
I am still probably the person that can only read 10 pages in half an hour and still get distracted
Weirdfeet (2 months ago)
If you wanna read faster... Read more
King COOKIE (2 months ago)
Thanks for the video man I did have a big problem in quickly finishing chapters for my tests bur with your advice I gotten better at this thanks again.
Daniel Hain (2 months ago)
dude you rock~~~
Sagar Sapkota (2 months ago)
wish me tomorrow is my exam
Hamod96 (2 months ago)
Bro fix the audio please
Shaik Muhammad Yahiya (2 months ago)
Watching this at 2x. I wish we could similarly read at 2x.
J.B.C. (2 months ago)
Great Video! Thanks for the insight.
shannon Lewis (3 months ago)
I just want to pass a reading test for college lol
꧁ ҉꧂ (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Smart and simple. I like it.
Joe (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Lyd Singsss (3 months ago)
I have to finish a book by Monday and I literally want to cry😭😭
Rebeca Z (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Not very fond of the unneeded lecture at the end.
Edmundo Silveira Jr. (3 months ago)
I'm brazilian why what i doing in here? I dont know read fast in Portuguese imagine in english.
Muharrem Sertvuruş (3 months ago)
extremely useless
Oyama Toayei (3 months ago)
Why did i just find your channel now ? Love ur vids
Radio 4Men (3 months 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 (3 months 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"
book for life (4 months ago)
It's been a while since we are waiting for book review from your side 😞
Almozayaf Roman (4 months ago)
1. Love it 2. Enjoy it
annabelleyixin (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
How to read a book which has absolutely no images and no Interesting titles Ex-Helen Keller.
m rayan (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
does it help to just read with eyes but not reading it in the head? the brain cant multitask
William Massey (4 months ago)
I’ve got a trick, read in good posture (I’m dyslexic so this really helps)
Black Panther (4 months ago)
Replace brain with SSD
Adams Desir (4 months ago)
Thanks for the video man !
Cheesy Butz (4 months ago)
You nailed it! It takes a lot of reading to be good at reading! Lol xD
Jack Vaughn (4 months 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.
Ms Meme _ (4 months ago)
I literally read 200 pages a day I am 14 lol
NickieB (4 months ago)
If I read in my backyard, I just enjoy nature, thus not focusing on the book
Perry Robles (4 months ago)
Now do a video on how to retain what you read.
Masterpotato21 (4 months ago)
this lier.
ferrarienzo564 (4 months ago)
2:23 I just need the techniques here. THank you
Ivan Pe (4 months ago)
Theodore Roosvelt would read a book a day. Mostly by breakfast and with great comprehension. There must be a way.
Yasiru Hatharasinghe (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Your channel music is fire
Piotr Sitkowski (4 months ago)
"Your bookshelf is not a trophy case". I feel personally attacked by that comment.
Song Chang (4 months ago)
I want to be able to finish a book and read as fast as everybody in my class
Anderson Sousa (4 months ago)
Ok. You got me. Subcribed and waiting for the bell to ring. :D
Adely Charles (4 months ago)
Yo how do you learn how to read
Bojanman2 (4 months 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Thanks really work
J Kyurem (5 months ago)
I read about 180 words per min
Livin' Great (5 months ago)
Dang... me 70 wpm.
Leon (5 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 (5 months ago)
Thank you
Arun Lama (5 months ago)
I have so less time to read that i have to watch this video fast.
Habibah Bibah (5 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 latif (5 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 (5 months ago)
This guy motivated me to *Read more*
Adopted By Samurai (5 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 (5 months ago)
im just trying to read 200 pages in a day so i dont fail english
daily vids (5 months ago)
This is horrible !!
Don't scroll through the comments, read god dammit!!!!
ErinCM TheMC (6 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 (6 months ago)
I just can't speed thinking...
LadyD1979 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
Thanks for the great tips, I found what you had to say was very helpful:)
kyra (6 months ago)
u kno i’m about to read harry potter after this

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