Time to read this post:
- Slow reader:…1 minute 58 seconds
- Average reader:…59 seconds
- Fast reader:…36 seconds
- Speed reader:…18 seconds
Quick Tips for Quick Reading
With the volume of information and facts that are accessible today, too much time is spent reading everything that’s delivered to us. The more efficiently and effectively you can read through e-mails and paperwork the more time you have to carry out your goals and objectives.
Check out the tips below:
- Read the first and final paragraphs: Usually the author will present the thought in the initial paragraph and sum up the article in the last paragraph.
- Check its importance: If it is not going to relate to you, get rid of it or pass it on.
- Focus on the key information: Read only what you’re really interested in. Look for important terms, captions, subtitles and chapter titles within the documents.
- Scan through the document: Mark any important points as you go (return later to the marked points).
- Use a pointer to help you speed-read: Begin using a pen or your finger to help your eyes move faster. You’ll stop lingering on a word for too long and it’ll stimulate the eyes to go forward at a rapid rate. Attempt to raise your speed and momentum as you read. You’ll find with training that your reading becomes better.
- Avoid verbalising the words: Research shows that when we read the text out loud or in our heads we limit ourselves to reading at the same speed we talk. Those who speed read proficiently discover ways to silence the voice in their heads.