Posts Tagged ‘Speed Reading’

THURSDAY BONUS MINUTE – PRACTICAL SPEED READING TIP – #2

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

“HOW TO USE A LONG SLENDER GUIDE TO TOTALLY INCREASE YOUR READING RATE”.

In Tip #1, I wrote about how your eyes move whilst you are reading. And,
how they can either enhance or hinder your speed reading rate. In this post, let’s look at how beneficial it is to use a long slender guide whilst you are reading.

Guides

How many times have you heard someone say, “Don’t use your finger to read. You know how to read. That slows you down.” Using a guide dramatically increases your reading speed.

Here’s what you do…

  • If you were to move your finger faster, that would have been better advice. Your eyes move more smoothly if they have something to follow. Whatever guide you use… finger, a pencil or a thin stick… just use it
  • Don’t use your guide as a ruler – this way you can’t see what’s coming
  • Keep your guide moving in a smooth action under the words
  • The faster you move your guide, the shorter time your eyes fix on words.

Finally, T*A*N* – TAKE ACTION NOW

Apply the steps mentioned above. Then let me know how you are progressing.

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

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MONDAY MINUTE – PRACTICAL SPEED READING TIP – #1 “HOW TO USE YOUR EYES TO TOTALLY INCREASE YOUR READING RATE”.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Did you know that the average reading speed is between 200 – 250 words per minute? Over twenty years ago, the United Nations stated that, to keep pace with all the information we are bombarded with, you and I would need to read at 400 wpm (and that was before the advent of email, the internet and texting!)

So, with that in mind, I invite you to follow this strategy which can dramatically increase your reading rate…

Your Eyes

What normally happens while you are reading is that your eyes do the following…
• Jump from word to word and rest on each one…and/or
• Sometimes they skip backwards…and/or
• Wander off the page completely.

Here’s what you do…

• Take in groups of words at a time, even if it is only a pair… that will double your reading speed!)
• Halve the time you stop in-between each group of words
• Make every effort you can to read forwards only
• Stay on the page; focus your eyes and thoughts there.

Finally, T*A*N* – TAKE ACTION NOW

Apply the steps mentioned above. Then let me know how you are progressing.

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

P.S. … Did you add your comment? Go ahead, do so now!