April 22, 2012

How to Train Yourself to Speed Read

With Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon going on this weekend, I had fun browsing around different blogs and seeing what people were reading. I didn't participate in the read-a-thon myself but I do like to cheer on the participants when I get a chance. 

The event inspired me to search for tips on increasing my reading speed and I came across a helpful infographic by Mindflash. I've embedded the image below.  


When I read the part that says Don't Re-read, I felt like it was meant just for me - I have a tendency to go back and read over a sentence or paragraph once or twice when I really like the way it's written. I know it slows down reading, but sometimes it's worth it.

If you want to test your current reading speed, you can use this App that also compares your reading speed to the national average.

You can find more infographics by Mindflash.

11 comments:

  1. I did the reading speed test a while back and I only read 10% faster than the national average so I'm still bummed about that. I really thought I can read faster than that.

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  2. Excellent post! I also appreciated the "Don't Re-read" tip -- I do this all the time and am trying to stop. By the way, I just stumbled upon your site and adore it. Keep up the great work. :)

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  3. I do the same as you, I'm a big rereader. I really would love to learn how to read faster because I am just painfully slow sometimes. On the other hand, I feel like if I increased my reading speed too much, I probably wouldn't enjoy reading as much as I do. I feel like I absorb more with my methods.

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  4. I've never heard of this! I'll have to test my speed when I have some time. And try to work on reading faster. I like to re-read as well. Especially if I didn't get something or the phrasing made me say wait...what? in my head.

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  5. Using your finger helps? Who knew! I mus try that someday.

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  6. Oh, my mom swears by speed-reading. :) I'm picky...if it's a book I really like, I savor the cadence of every syllable. If it's a book I'm iffy about, I'll skim and scour for interesting tidbits. :)

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