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Speed reading From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Speed reading is any of several techniques used to improve one’s ability to read quickly. Speed reading methods include chunking and minimizing subvocalization. The many available speed reading training programs include books, videos, software, and seminars. There is very little scientific evidence regarding speed reading.
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History

It was not until the late 1950s that a portable, reliable, and convenient device was developed as a tool for increasing reading speed. Evelyn Wood, a researcher and schoolteacher, was committed to understanding why some people were naturally faster at reading and tried to force herself to read very quickly. In 1958, while brushing off the pages of a book she had thrown down in despair, she discovered that the sweeping motion of her hand across the page caught the attention of her eyes, and helped them move more smoothly across the page. She then used the hand as a pacer. Wood first taught the method at the University of Utah, before launching it to the public as Evelyn Wood’s Reading Dynamics in Washington, D.C. in 1959.

Methods & Principles
Skimming and scanning

Skimming is a process of speed reading that involves visually searching the sentences of a page for clues to the main idea or when reading an essay, it can mean reading the beginning and ending for summary information, then optionally the first sentence of each paragraph to quickly determine whether to seek still more detail, as determined by the questions or purpose of the reading.[2][3][4][5][6] For some people, this comes naturally, but is usually acquired by practice. Skimming is usually seen more in adults than in children. It is conducted at a higher rate (700 words per minute and above) than normal reading for comprehension (around 200–230 wpm), and results in lower comprehension rates, specially with information-rich reading material. Scanning is the process where one actively looks for information using a mind-map (organizing information in a visually hierarchical manner that showcases the interrelatedness of the information for better retrievability) formed from skimming  These techniques are used by meta-guiding your eyes. Scanning includes the main point as well as headings and important information.

Meta guiding

Meta guiding is the visual guiding of the eye using a finger or pointer, such as a pen, in order for the eye to move faster along the length of a passage of text. It involves drawing invisible shapes on a page of text in order to broaden the visual span for speed reading. For example, an audience of customers at a speed reading seminar will be instructed to use a finger or pen to make these shapes on a page and told that this will speed up their visual cortex, increase their visual span to take in the whole line, and even imprint the information into their subconscious for later retrieval. It has also been claimed to reduce subvocalization (saying words in your head rather than grasping the idea), thereby speeding up reading. Because this encourages the eye to skim over the text, it can reduce comprehension and memory, and lead to missing important details of the text. An emphasis on viewing each word, albeit briefly without regression (Regression is an unconscious process where the eyes go forward two or three “stops” and then go back.) is required for this method to be effective. E.g. S movement and Z movement

Speed reading is a skill honed through practice. Reading a text involves comprehension of the material. In speed reading practice this is done through multiple reading processes: preview, overview, read, review and recite; and by read and recall (recording through writing a short summary or a mental outline) exercises. Another important method for better comprehension is the SQ3R process. These processes help an individual to retain most of the presented ideas from a reading material. A better focus in comprehension is attained through a better reading process with good understanding of the topic.

Types of reading – Mental, Auditory & Visual

Types of reading greatly affect the speed of reading When reading word by word, our eyes often skip back to a previous word or line; we might also fixate on a single word even after it has been read. These mechanical issues slow us down while reading and comprehending.

There are three types of reading

  1. Mental reading (Subvocalization): sounding out each word internally, as reading to yourself. This is the slowest form of reading. Many intelligent people read with subvocalization at 250 wpm.
  2. Auditory reading: hearing out the read words. This is a faster process.
  3. Visual reading: understanding the meaning of the word, rather than sounding or hearing. This is the fastest process.

Mental readers generally read at approximately 250 words per minute. Auditory readers read at approximately 450 words per minute. Visual readers “read” at approximately 700 words per minute. Proficient readers are able to read 280 – 310 wpm without compromising comprehension.

Effect on comprehension

Skimming is mainly used when researching and getting an overall idea of a text, especially when time is limited. Duggan & Payne (2009) compared skimming with reading normally, given only enough time to read normally through half of a text. They found that the main points of the full text were better understood after skimming (which could view the full text) than after normal reading (which only read half the text). There was no difference between the groups in their understanding of less important information from the text.[11] Skimming or skipping over text can also aid in comprehension when layered reading, a process of strategic rereading, is employed.[12] Further findings suggest that trained speed readers have a slight advantage in both comprehension and speed to untrained skimmers. It is thus suggested by experts that speed-reading is most useful to those who need “to skim a large amount of material or need to improve their study skills” and less useful to those who read “highly technical material that requires careful study of each sentence” 

Software

Eye exercise for speed reading

Computer programs are available to help instruct speed reading students. Some programs present the data as a serial stream, since the brain handles text more efficiently by breaking it into such a stream before parsing and interpreting it.[citation needed] The 2000 National Reading Panel (NRP) report (p. 3-1) seems to support such a mechanism.

To increase speed, some older programs required readers to view the center of the screen while the lines of text around it grew longer. They also presented several objects (instead of text) moving line by line or bouncing around the screen; users had to follow the object(s) with only their eyes. A number of researchers criticize using objects instead of words as an effective training method, claiming that the only way to read faster is to read actual text. Many of the newer speed reading programs use built-in text, and they primarily guide users through the lines of an on-screen book at defined speeds. Often the text is highlighted to indicate where users should focus their eyes; they are not expected to read by pronouncing the words, but instead to read by viewing the words as complete images. The exercises are also intended to train readers to eliminate subvocalization, though it has not been proven that this will increase reading speed.

Controversies in speed reading

Common controversies in speed reading are between its intent and nature with traditional concepts like comprehension vs speed; reading vs skimming; popular psychology vs evidence-based psychology. Much of the controversy is raised over these points. This is mainly because a reading comprehension level of 50% is deemed unusable by some educationalists (Carver 1992). Speed reading advocates claim that it is a great success and even state that it is a demonstration of good comprehension for many purposes (Buzan 2000). The trade-off between “speed” and comprehension must be analyzed with respect to the type of reading that is being done, the risks associated with mis-understanding due to low comprehension, and the benefits associated with getting through the material quickly and gaining information at the actual rate is to be obtained. Mark Seidenberg considers claims like 25,000 words per minute “cannot be true given basic facts about eyes and texts” and comments that “people are as likely to read thousands of words per minute as they are to run faster than the speed of light”.

A plot of the eye movements of a speed reader

Similarly, in evaluating a claim that a similar reading strategy known as PhotoReading could increase reading rates to 25,000 words per minute, McNamara published a preliminary analysis funded by NASA to evaluate whether this strategy could improve reading speed, comprehension, and information gathering efficiency. When identical versions of five reading samples and accompanying reading comprehension tests were administered to a trainee and an expert in this reading strategy, there was no advantage in overall reading time or comprehension. This strategy may also cause overestimation of one’s knowledge, as demonstrated by the following case in McNamara’s preliminary analysis, showing evidence of the Dunning-Kruger effect:The final task given to the PhotoReading expert was to read the three chapters from the textbook on Physiology in order to take an exam from a course that used that textbook. The question was simply: Would she pass the exam? The expert took 73 minutes to PhotoRead and read the three chapters of the textbook required for the test (i.e., 361 words per minute). She PhotoRead for 9 minutes the night before taking the test. The following morning, she read the text using various rapid reading and activation techniques. She then answered the questions. She completed the 6 true/false and 30 multiple choice questions, but did not attempt to answer the fill-in-the-blank or short-answer questions. Hence, comprehension performance on the conceptual questions was 0 percent. She answered 2 of 7 multiple-choice prior knowledge questions correctly (29%). Of the text relevant questions, she answered 4 of 6 true/false questions correctly (67%), and 8 of 23 multiple-choice question correctly (35%). This performance is extremely low and only slightly above chance level performance for these types of questions (i.e., 50% and 25%, respectively). In sum, she did not pass the exam.It is important to note that after PhotoReading the text (but before taking the test), she rated her understanding of the material as 4.5 on a 5-point scale (5 representing a good understanding). Moreover, she estimated that she would remember approximately 68 percent of the material for the test, with a grade of C+. This high level of confidence in terms of her text comprehension would have remained unshattered had she not then taken the test – after which she rated her comprehension much lower (i.e., 2)

Jimmy Carter and his daughter Amy participate in a speed reading course.

In a 2016 article published in the journal of ‘Psychological Science in the Public Interest’, the authors conclude there is no ‘magic bullet’ for reading more quickly while maintaining comprehension other than to practice reading and to become a more skilled language user (e.g. through increased vocabulary). The authors proceed with debunking common speed reading techniques such as eliminating sub-vocalization, reading more than one word at a time a.k.a. grouping, using RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation), increasing peripheral vision, alternating colors for each line of text.


Jimmy Carter and his daughter Amy participate in a speed reading course.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy was a proponent of speed reading,encouraging his staff to take lessons, and he suggested in an interview that he had a reading speed of 1,200 words per minute. U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and his wife Rosalynn, were both avid readers and enrolled in a speed-reading course at the White House, along with several staff members.

Ronald Carver, a professor of education research and psychology, claims that the fastest college graduate readers can read only about 600 words per minute, at most twice as fast as their slowest counterparts, and suggests that Kennedy’s claimed reading speed was more a measure of how fast he could skim a piece of text. Other critics have suggested that speed reading is actually skimming, not reading.

The World Championship Speed Reading Competition stresses reading comprehension as critical. The top contestants typically read around 1,000 to 2,000 words per minute with approximately 50% comprehension or above. The six time world champion Anne Jones is recorded for 4200wpm with previous exposure to the material and 67% comprehension. The recorded number of words the eye can see in single fixation is three words.

Speed Reading World Record” claims have been controversial. Howard Stephen Berg from the United States has claimed to be the Guinness World Record holder for fast reading with a speed of 25,000 words per minute, and Maria Teresa Calderon from the Philippines claims to have earned the Guinness World Record for World’s Fastest Reader at 80,000 words per minute reading speed and 100% comprehension. Critics point out that it is possible to beat some speed reading world records by reading a pre-read or pre-memorized text, flipping the pages as fast as possible without reading it. The Guinness Speed Reading World Record Standards are not known and they have terminated. adding speed readers to its honor list. In 2015, Memoriad, the World Mental Sports Federation, set the rules for “Speed Reading World Record Standards” in order to prevent unclear claims.

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Evelyn WoodEvelyn Nielsen Wood (January 8, 1909 – August 26, 1995) was an American educator and businessperson, widely known for popularizing speed reading, although she preferred the phrase “dynamic reading.” She created and marketed a system said to increase a reader’s speed (over the average reading rate of 250 to 300 words a minute) by a factor of three to ten times or more, while preserving and even improving comprehension [1][2].[3] The system was taught in rented offices dubbed “institutes” as Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics, a business Wood co-founded with her husband, Doug Wood. It eventually had 150 outlets in the US, 30 in Canada, and others worldwide.

Speed reading

Wood alleged that she was capable of reading 2,700 words a minute, often sharing the traits of reading down the page rather than left to right, reading groups of words or complete thoughts rather than single words, avoiding involuntary rereading of material and applying their efficiency to varied material.[3] Maintaining that faster readers were also more effective readers,[3] she began developing her programs, ultimately establishing the methodology of using a finger or pointer to trace lines of text while eliminating sub-vocalizing (reading under one’s breath or aloud in one’s head).

Her book Reading Skills was published in 1959 and she and her husband subsequently started the Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics business. Classes were heavily advertised on television in the 1960s and ’70s; Steve Allen was one of the highest-profile celebrity endorsers. Graduates of the course included actor Burt Lancaster, astronaut John GlennQueen Ingrid of Denmark, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Several US senators, including William Proxmire of Wisconsin, took the course soon after the company’s launch. They recommended the system on a 1961 ABC-TV news program, and Proxmire, who once claimed a reading speed of 20,000 words per minute, allowed his endorsement and image to be used for years afterwards in Evelyn Wood advertisements. Subsequently, Evelyn Wood courses were organized at the Capitol for US Representatives and Senators. President Richard M. Nixon organized a course for White House staff members.

One of Wood’s speed reading students appeared on the CBS television program I’ve Got a Secret, claiming she could read the 689-page novel Gone With the Wind in less than one hour.

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Explore this ArticleLearning to Speed ReadSkimming TextTiming Your Reading SpeedQuestions & AnswersTips and WarningsRelated ArticlesReferencesArticle Summary

Whether you’re hitting the textbooks in philosophy class or reading the morning newspaper, reading can feel tedious. Train yourself to speed read to get through these tasks much faster. Reading faster does lead to less understanding, but with practice you can overcome some of this effect. Part1

Learning to Speed Read


  1. 1Stop talking to yourself. Almost every reader “subvocalizes,” or moves their throat as they imagine speaking the words.[1] This may help the reader remember concepts, but it’s also a major barrier to speed.[2] Here are a few ways to keep this habit to a minimum:
    • Chew gum or hum while you read. This occupies muscles used to subvocalize.
    • If you move your lips as you read, hold a finger against them.
     

  2. 2Cover words you’ve already read. When reading, your eyes often move back to earlier words. Most of the time, these are short movements that probably don’t improve understanding.[3] Use an index card to cover words right after you read them, training yourself not to overuse this habit.
    • These “regressions” also happen when you’ve failed to understand something. If your eyes jump several words or lines back, that’s a sign that you may need to slow down.
     

  3. 3Understand eye movements. While reading, your eyes move jerkily, stopping on some words and skipping others. You can only read while your eyes are stopped. If you learn to make fewer movements per line, you’ll read a lot faster. But be careful – research reveals limits to how much English readers can see at once:[4]
    • You can read eight letters to the right of your eye position, but only four to the left. This is roughly two or three words at a time.
    • You notice letters 9–15 spaces to the right, but can’t read them clearly.
    • Normal readers don’t process words on other lines. Training yourself to skip lines and still understand them would be very difficult.
     

  4. 4Train your eyes to make fewer movements. Your brain normally decides where to move your eyes based on how long or familiar the next words look.[5] You can read faster if you train your eyes to move to specific places on the page instead. Try this exercise:[6]
    • Place an index card over a line of text.
    • Write an X on the card, over the first word.
    • Write another X on the same line. Place it three words further for good understanding, five words for easy texts, or seven words to skim the main points.
    • Write more Xs at the same spacing, until you reach the end of the line.
    • Read quickly as you move the index card down, trying to only focus your eyes just below each X.
     

  5. 5Set a pace faster than you can understand. Many programs claim to increase your reading speed by training your reflexes first, then practicing until your brain can catch up. This has not been thoroughly studied. It certainly increases the speed you move through the text, but you may understand little or nothing. Try this if you want to aim for extreme speed reading, and you might understand more after a few days of practice. Here’s how:
    • Move a pencil along the text. Time this so you can say “one one thousand” at a calm pace and finish just as you reach the end of a line.
    • Spend two minutes trying to read at the pace of the pencil. Even if you can’t understand anything, stay focused on the text and keep your eyes moving for the entire two minutes.
    • Rest for a minute, then go even faster. Spend three minutes trying to read at the pace of a pen that moves across two lines every time you say “one one thousand”.
     

  6.  6Try RSVP software. If you can’t reach your goals with the techniques above, try RSVP, or Reading Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. In this approach, the phone app or computer software flashes text a single word at a time. This lets you choose any reading speed you like. Raise it too high, though, and you won’t be able to remember a large percentage of the words.[7] This may be useful to get a rapid summary of a news article, but not when studying or reading for fun. 

 Part2

Skimming Text


  1. 1Know when to skim. Skimming can be used to gain a shallow understanding of a text. It can be used to scan a newspaper for interesting material, or to get the important concepts out of a textbook in preparation for a test. It’s not a good replacement for thorough reading. 

  2. 2Read titles and section headings. Begin by only reading the chapter titles and any subheadings at the start of large sections. Read the headlines of each newspaper article, or the table of contents in a magazine.[8] 

  3. 3Read the beginning and end of a section. Textbooks usually contain introductions and summaries of each chapter. For other texts, just read the first and last paragraph of a chapter or article.
    • You can read quickly if you’re familiar with the subject, but don’t try to speed read as fast as possible. You’re saving time by skipping most of the section, but you do need to understand what you’re reading.
     

  4. 4Circle important words throughout the text. If you still wish to learn more, brush your eyes rapidly across the page rather than reading normally. Now that you know the gist of the section, you can pick out key words that mark important areas. Stop and circle the following words:[9]
    • Words that are repeated several times
    • The main ideas – often including words from the title or section header
    • Proper nouns
    • Italics, bold text, or underline
    • Words you don’t recognize
     

  5. 5Examine pictures and diagrams. These often present a lot of information without much reading required. Take a minute or two to make sure you fully understand each diagram. 

  6. 6Read the first sentence of each paragraph, if confused. If you’ve lost track of the subject, read the start of each paragraph. The first one or two sentences will teach you the main points.[10] 

  7. 7Study using your annotations. Go back and look over the words you’ve circled. Can you “read” these and get a general sense of what the text is about? If you get confused at a certain word, try reading a few sentences around that word to remind yourself of the topic. Circle additional words as you do this. 

 Part3

Timing Your Reading Speed


  1. 1Time your reading speed. Track your progress by timing yourself daily, or each time you try these exercises. Trying to beat your best speed can provide great motivation. Here’s how to time your reading in words per minute (wpm):[11]
    • Count the number of words on a page, or count the number in one line and multiply by the number of lines on the page.
    • Set a timer for ten minutes and see how much you can read in that time.
    • Multiply the number of pages you read by the number of words per page. Divide by ten to get your words per minute.
    • You can use an online “speed reading test,” but you will probably read at a different pace on a screen than on a printed page.[12]
     

  2. 2Set yourself goals. Your reading speed should improve if you repeat one or more of these exercises daily. Many people can double their reading speed after several weeks. Set yourself milestones to motivate yourself to keep practicing:
    • 200–250 words per minute is the expected reading speed for someone age 12 or older.
    • 300 wpm is the reading speed of the average college student.
    • At 450 wpm, you’re reading as fast as a college student skimming for the main points. Ideally, you can do this with almost total comprehension.
    • At 600–700 wpm, you’re reading as fast as a college student scanning to find a word. Most people can learn to read at this speed with about 75% of their normal comprehension.[13]
    • At 1,000 wpm and above, you’re reaching the level of competitive speed readers. This usually requires extreme techniques that skip over most of the text. Most people can’t remember much at this speed.
     

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1.The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education
2.The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition: Advanced Methods to Learn, Remember, and Master New Skills and Information [Second Edition]
3.The Self-Learning Blueprint: A Strategic Plan to Break Down Complex Topics, Comprehend Deeply, and Teach Yourself Anything
4.The Science of Accelerated Learning: Advanced Strategies for Quicker Comprehension, Greater Retention, and Systematic Expertise
5.Learn Like Einstein: Memorize More, Read Faster, Focus Better, and Master Anything With Ease… Become An Expert in Record Time (Accelerated Learning)
6.Accelerated Learning for Expertise: Rapid Knowledge Acquisition Skills to Learn Faster, Comprehend Deeper, and Reach a World-Class Level [First Edition]
7.Neuro-Learning: Principles from the Science of Learning on Information Synthesis, Comprehension, Retention, and Breaking Down Complex Subjects
8.Build Rapid Expertise: How to Learn Faster, Acquire Knowledge More Thoroughly, Comprehend Deeper, and Reach a World-Class Level  ++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education (Learning how to Learn Book 1) by [Hollins, Peter]
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education (Learning how to Learn Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Peter Hollins(Author)

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SPEED READING: The Complete Blueprint To Speed Reading - Accelerate Your Reading Speed And Comprehension By 400% In Less Than 24 Hours
SPEED READING: The Complete Blueprint To Speed Reading – Accelerate Your Reading Speed And Comprehension By 400% In Less Than 24 Hours Kindle Edition

by Robert Allen(Author)Kindle Edition  $2.99

SPEED READING – The Complete Blueprint To Speed Reading – Accelerate Your Reading Speed And Comprehension By 400% In Less Than 24 Hours

Are you ready to discover the Secrets to speed reading?

Would you like to accelerate your reading speed and reading comprehension by 400%?

Do you want to gain more knowledge in less time?

If you answered “YES!” then you’ll want to get this book!

You’re about to discover how to read and comprehend faster, so instead of simply seeing words quickly, you’ll actually READ FASTER!

This speed reading guide uncovers the secrets on how to:

  • Expand your peripheral vision range
  • Enhance your visualisation skills
  • Uncover the secrets of speed reading techniques
  • Learn how to read ideas, instead of just the words
  • Look for ideas to visualise phrases
  • Build your speed reading habit from scratch
  • Learn the most effective visualisation tactics
  • And much, much more!

Take action and discover the speed reading blueprint on how to to accelerate your reading speed and comprehension by 400% in 24 hours or less!

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Speed Reading Made Easy: With Exclusive Phrase-Formatted Practice Exercises by [Butler, David]
Speed Reading Made Easy: With Exclusive Phrase-Formatted Practice Exercises Kindle Edition

by David Butler(Author)

READ FASTER BY UNDERSTANDING FASTER!
…by reading whole ideas at a time.

Forget those exercises to widen your “eye-span” to see more words at a time, because no eye exercises are going to help you read faster unless you can process information faster.

That’s what this book will do, by showing you how to think in whole phrases.

The special phrase-formatting in this book will make it easy to focus your attention on larger and more meaningful chunks of information, and make it easy for you to read whole ideas at a time.

Enjoy these fun and easy-to-read exercises, specifically chosen to make it easy for you to push your speed to new levels. Practice reading complete phrases and start seeing text as a stream of ideas, rather than just words and sounds.

Speed Reading Made Easy (formally Easy Speed Reading), gives you a simple and logical technique to change the way you read and understand text.

You’ll learn:

  • How to concentrate on larger ideas
  • Why you should focus on comprehension, before speed
  • The best way to stop sub-vocalization and regression
  • How to read whole ideas, instead of just words and sounds
  • How to comprehend faster and become a true speed reader

Phrase-Reading Sharpens Your Focus and Concentration

As you practice reading phrases, you’ll also develop the most important skill of speed reading: the ability to keep a firm connection with the material. This will happen as a natural result of reading the text as whole ideas rather than words.

There are hundreds of books about speed reading… but here’s one that works!

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Speed Reading with the Right Brain: Learn to Read Ideas Instead of Just Words by [Butler, David]
Speed Reading with the Right Brain: Learn to Read Ideas Instead of Just Words Kindle Edition

by David Butler(Author)

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  • DON’T JUST SPEED READ. SPEED COMPREHEND!UNIQUE PHRASE-HIGHLIGHTING TECHNIQUE – READ FASTER IMMEDIATELYNot the old speed reading tricks about “saccades”, “eye-span widening”, or “finger waving patterns.” Discover how to comprehend faster, so instead of simply seeing words faster, you’ll READ FASTER!Forget about using your finger as a pacer, or trying to suppress sub-vocalization.
    Boost focus and concentration by engaging the power of your right brain visualizing skills.
    Reading happens in your brain, not your eyes. That’s why reading speed only increases when you comprehend faster. This book will show you how, by focusing your attention on ideas instead of words.
    • Improve reading speed and comprehension
    • Learn to read ideas, instead of just the words
    • Practice with 20 phrase-highlighted exercises
    • Develop visual and conceptual thinking skills
    The first realistic approach to speed-reading: “speed-comprehension”A totally unique system of specially-formatted speed reading exercises make it easy for you to read complete phrases at a time, which allows you to concentrate on larger ideas instead of just words, which in turn, allows you to apply the special visual and conceptual talents of the right-brain to your reading.
    • Phrase-highlighting helps you read in whole phrases.
    • Visualizing focuses attention on the ideas of phrases.
    • Looking for ideas to visualize helps you find phrases.
    Once you master this right-brain approach to speed reading, you will not only get through written material faster than you ever thought possible, but you will also assimilate ideas more deeply and enjoy better reading retention.Are you ready to grab the attention of your imagination with visual and conceptual images?Now is the time to improve reading skills, improve reading speed, and improve reading comprehension. In this information age, the more you know; the more freedoms, interests, and opportunities you’ll have.The more books you open; the more doors you open to your future. The sooner you get started with this book; the sooner you will be on your way to changing your reading experience forever.Get Your Copy Now
    Praise for Speed Reading with the Right Brain:
    “When I read the reviews for this book, I thought they’re probably from the friends of the author. I was naturally skeptical after having read many books on speed reading. It’s funny that now I’m one of the people giving it a 5-star rating, and will probably add to the skepticism.”
    ~ Amazon book reviewer“I’m a college student pursuing a career in neuroscience. Using these techniques, I was able to go from 230 wpm to 450 wpm just after reading the book alone. I actually comprehend far more than before and remember all I read, even in complicated textbooks. Truly a book worth any price. I believe the techniques Dave uses are the future of not only reading but all aspects of memory and the mind.”
    ~ Amazon book reviewer“The author is really being very truthful in every chapter! Thank you very much DAVID BUTLER for this WONDERFUL, DIFFERENT and a MUST READ BOOK!”
    ~ Amazon book reviewer“This is not the Evelyn Wood method repackaged. It is an entirely different method.”
    ~ Amazon book reviewer“A year ago, I struggled through 1-2 book per month. Today I’m reading 1-3 books a week.”
    ~ Amazon book reviewerWhat Are You Waiting For? Open Your Mind to the World of Speed Reading and Buy Your Copy Today!

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Speed Reading: How to Double (or Triple) Your Reading Speed in Just 1 Hour! by [Hammond, Justin]
Speed Reading: How to Double (or Triple) Your Reading Speed in Just 1 Hour! Kindle Edition

by Justin Hammond(Author)

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  • Would you like to double – or even triple – your reading speed, in just ONE HOUR?What if you could blast through email messages, business reports, and newspapers, quicker than it takes most people to drink a cup of coffee? How about if you could zoom through long books and other literature in just an hour, rather than the days it would take most people?In this exciting new book, best-selling author Justin Hammond shares the secrets to doubling, or even TRIPLING, your reading speed. And all in less than 60 minutes.He uncovers precisely what speed reading is (and isn’t). He explores common misconceptions behind speed reading, and how reading actually works (you might be surprised!). And most importantly, he shares with you the most POWERFUL secrets to rocketing your reading speed — starting IMMEDIATELY.Read this book and you’ll begin digesting entire paragraphs at once, rather than reading each word. You’ll be able to zip through whole documents in seconds, and whole books in a matter of minutes.Just read this simple guide to speed reading, from Justin Hammond, and you’ll learn how to double (or TRIPLE) your reading speed, in just one hour — or less.

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10 Books in 1: Memory, Speed Read, Note Taking, Essay Writing, How to Study, Think Like a Genius, Type Fast, Focus: Concentrate, Engage, Unleash Creativity, ... (The Learning Development Book Series) by [Connelly, John]
10 Books in 1: Memory, Speed Read, Note Taking, Essay Writing, How to Study, Think Like a Genius, Type Fast, Focus: Concentrate, Engage, Unleash Creativity, … (The Learning Development Book Series) Kindle Edition

by John Connelly(Author)

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100 One-Minute Speed Reading Drills: Read an Exercise in 60 Seconds… and You’re Speed Reading!! Kindle Edition

by David Butler(Author)

600 words in 60 seconds = Speed Reading
  • One-Minute exercises mean you’ll always have time to do them.
  • Phrase-highlighting makes it easier to read and understand faster.
  • Each specially formatted exercise is exactly 600 words long.
  • Finish in one minute, and you’re speed reading (600 wpm).

Not the usual methods of merely trying to see words faster.
Learn how to read faster – by comprehending faster!

Praise for 100 One-Minute Speed Reading Drills

“Original theories and techniques for reading improvements… a totally exclusive
method of presenting practice exercises”
~ Richard Sutz, Author of Speed Reading for Dummies

“It’s amazing that so much could have been written since Evelyn Wood and no one
came up with the idea of ‘speed comprehension.'”
~ Dr. James Young, Ph.D., Professor of English

The Power of Phrase-Reading
  • Struggling to keep your mind from wandering? Make reading more interesting.
  • Hard to remember what you read? Make reading more memorable.
  • Difficult to stay focused? Give your mind something easier to focus on.
  • Getting bored with reading? Offer your brain something more meaningful.
  • Muttering words in your head? Use an alternative to sounds of words.
  • Straining to maintain your concentration? Give your brain what it craves.
The Greatest Speed Reading Technique in the World
  • Stop feeling stuck with slow reading.
  • Stop reciting words and start comprehending meaning.
  • Stop feeling bored and frustrated with your reading.
  • Start making reading like watching a movie in your head.
Simple – Straight-Forward – Effective
  • It’s common sense.
  • It’s effective.
  • It’s easy.
  • It only takes a minute.

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How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers by [Ahrens, Sönke]
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers Kindle Edition

by Sönke Ahrens(Author) 

The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart notes and ensure they bring you and your projects forward.
The Take Smart Notes principle is based on established psychological insight and draws from a tried and tested note-taking-technique. This is the first comprehensive guide and description of this system in English, and not only does it explain how it works, but also why. It suits students and academics in the social sciences and humanities, nonfiction writers and others who are in the business of reading, thinking and writing.
Instead of wasting your time searching for notes, quotes or references, you can focus on what really counts: thinking, understanding and developing new ideas in writing. It does not matter if you prefer taking notes with pen and paper or on a computer, be it Windows, Mac or Linux. And you can start right away.

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Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine Kindle Edition

by Don Norman(Author)

By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS.

Insightful and whimsical, profoundly intelligent and easily accessible, Don Norman has been exploring the design of our world for decades, exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines. In this seminal work, fully revised and updated, Norman gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines we use every day.

Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers, from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers. But advanced technology does more than merely assist with memory—the machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. In THINGS THAT MAKE US SMART, Donald Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must conform to the machine.

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.

A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It’s masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

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Classical Music for Reading – Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Tchaikovsky…

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How to Learn Anything… Fast – Josh Kaufman

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Marty Lobdell – Study Less Study Smart

How to Remember What You Read

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How To Remember Everything You Learn

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Mastery: How to Learn Anything Fast
| Nishant Kasibhatla by :Ideas & Inspiration

To thrive in today’s world of disruption and rapid change, your ability to learn fast will be your hidden advantage. In this fun, engaging and thought-provoking session, Nishant Kasibhatla, Guinness Record Holder (2011) and the only Grand Master of Memory in Singapore will show you how you can stay ahead of the curve, and be at the top of your game by learning how to master anything – in a quick, fun and easy way. ———— Nishant’s Supercharge Your Memory Power online course: https://bit.ly/2zA0cC0
Nishant’s Output Club programme: https://bit.ly/3iwLkpI

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Reading Music to Concentrate | Study Music | Relaxing Music for Studying | Concentration Music Work

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Reading Music to Concentrate | Study Music | Relaxing Music for Studying | Concentration Music Work

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100 Classical Masterworks | Mozart Beethoven Chopin Schubert Haydn

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