This guide will focus on improving your reading speed with computer based literature. With a shift towards digital media, many people are spending a considerable amount of time reading emails, websites and word processed documents. By improving your reading speed, you can dramatically increase your productivity. A guest article by Zac W, Editor at http://proofreading.org.
Do you want to improve your reading speed? There are several benefits if you learn how to speed read. You can not only absorb more information in a shorter period of time but also retain that knowledge to better effect, thus gaining an edge over your competition in the workplace, classroom, or anywhere else that requires you to study large amounts of information. There are a few basic tips that can increase your reading speed in a matter of weeks.
I've read a lot of books and articles and other material on speed reading, including speed reading course materials. There is more than a century of research and knowledge about speed reading. Reflecting on that research and knowledge, I think there are 3 main barriers to faster reading. In this article, I summarise those 3 barriers.
In "What Is Speed Reading?", I said that increasing your reading speed means increasing your comprehension speed and improving your retention. In this article, I give some simple tips on how to improve your reading speed.
The goal of improving one's reading speed has been around for a long time. There are studies from the late 1800s on speed reading, or “rapid reading”, as it was more commonly known then. Evelyn Wood, the American pioneer of modern speed reading, coined the term “speed reading” in the 1960s.
7 Speed Reading* is a program developed by eReflect Software that helps improve your reading speed, and does this very effectively.