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How to Improve your Reading Speed?

March 16th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Increase Your Reading Speed

How Fast You Can Be?

Reading speed or Speed Reading has no known theoretical limit. A speed of between 800 and 1200 words per minute (wpm) can comfortably be reached by permanent speed readers, without any constant practice and drilling. Reading speed varies according to the complexity of the reading material, type, face, print quality, grammar, style etc.

We live in the age of information, and we must read extensively if we intend to be successful in our studies, or careers. Schools and colleges have discovered that courses in reading skills give enormous aid to students struggling under the heavier loads of today’s scholastic programs. Young men and women trained in speed reading show distinct advantages over those who lack this kind of skill.

How Much Time It Will Take?

When you participate in a speed reading courses online, or read the book, you will find your reading skills increasing from the very start. With serious application, you will soon be speed reading with ease, and astonished at how much you comprehend in such little time.

Obstacles to Speed Reading

  • Reading phrases more than once.
  • Wondering mind and straying thoughts
  • Anxiety about missing a critical not or other conjunctive structure
  • Outside anxiety or stress like job, home, family, etc.

www.fireup.co.in provides you a solution to overcome all these problems and helps you to enhance your speed in reading comprehensions.

General Speed Reading Gyan

Concentration: You can learn anything if you pay attention!

Enjoy Reading: No matter whether you are reading technical material fun is the most important ingredient in a successful reading experience.

Preview the chapter: you will organize your mind before you begin to read, build a structure for the thoughts and details to come, you will be able to sort, understand and remember the information better.

Question: Read each section of the chapter with your questions in mind. Look for the answers, and take note of questions you didn’t think of that were answered in that section

Eye Stops: Read in phrases of three or four words – meaning is easier to pull from groups of words rather than from individual words.

Varying Reading Rates: Vary your reading rate to suit the difficulty and type of writing of the text. An efficient reader speeds up for easier material and slows down for the hard.

You can buy FireUp’s complete course on Speed Reading and Reading Comprehension just at Rs. 390. Visit FireUp’s Purchase page to buy now.

Skimming – Important Speed Reading Techinique

Skimming is a high speed reading process and involves visually searching the sentences of a page for clues to meaning.

There are many strategies that can be used when skimming. Some of them are

1. Read the first and last paragraphs

2. Read the title, subtitles, subheading, and illustrations.

3. Read the first sentence of each paragraph. This technique is useful when you’re seeking specific information rather than reading for comprehension.

Skimming on computer is slower

The reading speed and comprehension is the same for the computer screen and paper. However, according to a research skimming on a computer is 41% slower than on paper.

Reading Comprehension section in CAT is one where large chunk of students face problems due to low reading speed. So prepare online to get a better edge for Common Admission Test. You can buy FireUp’s complete course on Speed Reading and Reading Comprehension just at Rs. 390. Visit FireUp’s Purchase page to buy now.

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4 Responses to “How to Improve your Reading Speed?”

  1. Miriam Ruff Says:

    I am a speed reading instructor, and it is articles such as this one that give me such a hard time with new students. The author states, “However, according to a research skimming on a computer is 41% slower than on paper.” Really? What research did he find that I and all my colleagues have somehow missed over the year. The truth is that the results do not conclusively prove that reading from a computer is faster or is slower than reading from a page. And if you want, I will provide you with the exact references of those texts.


  2. admin Says:

    Dear Miriam,

    Please refer to the link below
    http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/muter/pmuter2.htm

    I hope your this answers your question.


  3. zeeshan khan Says:

    excillent tips………please send me some more


  4. Katie Says:

    My 2011 might be greater knowing this!


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