Can one learn to read faster?
I was just wondering if one can learn to read faster? I read all the time, but it seems like I'm reading at a really slow pace. I can read approx. 30 pages an hour. I have friends who can read something like 80 pages an hour, or some kind of ungodly speed. So, what do you think; can one learn to read faster? And, if so, how?
Re: Can one learn to read faster?
I'm interested to know what others have to say. But one tip is:
Originally Posted by Will
Slow readers tend to have eye movements such that they 'bounce' between words. They're actually reading one.......... word ......... at ....... a ........ time.
Faster readers tend to use eye movements that don't 'bounce'. The eye movement is similar to a straight line drawn through the sentence. You can practice doing this - you should move your eye about 3 to 4 times faster along the line. You're no longer focusing on the words to understand the meaning, instead the words are automatically absorbed by the brain. Try it.
You can speed up or slow down your eye movements according to the complexity of the reading material.
I still haven't figured out how to read paragraphs or pages at a glance. :(