Give Me 5 mins And I’ll Make You A Faster Reader

by Miguel Wickert

in Hacks,Miscellaneous Blog Tips


Speed Reading

via flickr by mark stuckert

During my college years ( only recently over) I remember the first time I heard about speed reading. Several guys were discussing different methods used to stay on top of their weekly reading assignments.

I was so distracted with my social life I never picked up any speed reading skills. Well, as time went on and classes become more demanding, I knew it was time to embrace some method of speed reading.

“Speed reading is a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention.” (Wiki)

My girlfriend’s brother found this site called “Spreeder,” an online speed reading application. There is a nifty feature that allows you to copy in any selected text from anywhere on the net.

Online Books (Free)

For free online books sites visit: Project Gutenberg or 2020ok a free online book directory.

Spreeder also allows individuals to set specific settings like words per min, font size, background color, chunk size, etc. Lastly, don’t forget to add the browser plugin to your tool bar.

Speed Reading Articles Around the Blogosphere

On Rapid Reading – I always suggest they progressively increase their pace of reading – a technique commonly called speed reading. I’ve devised for myself a rough method of acquiring new knowledge through the written word – from books, memos, mails, …

Helpful article, not to mention the list of speed reading resources found at the bottom post.

Speed reading Vs photoreading – did any of you guys read steve’s blog on photo reading?? i was looking a bit into it, i read some criticisms on it on wikipedia, it sounds too good to be true. i read on wiki that speed reading proved better? as in the people who …

Literary Gluttony – How to Consume More Books This Year – Speed Read. Speed reading has been attacked by all sorts of people for being fake, compromising understanding or based on junk-science. I think this is based on the misconception that speed-reading is all about a magical technique that …

Resources

How to Learn Speed Reading [wiki How To]

Eye Q

Speed Reading Test Online [Here]

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1 heidi May 15, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I love to read and sometimes find myself scanning but no speed reading. My mom speed reads and I would like to learn. Great post.

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2 Jacob Morales May 16, 2008 at 9:46 pm

If only they could make a system to speed think & speed write = )

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3 yesh@howtoincreasereadingspeed.net October 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Just checked few of these speed reading linksyou gave.
Thanks

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4 Miguel Wickert October 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Hey Yesh,

Anytime, glad you found those links helpful. Thanks for visiting! Cheers!

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