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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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
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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. :))
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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