Understanding Fixation for Faster Reading Speed

Anyone who wants to speed read must first understand some of the basic concepts behind speed reading. One of the most important of these is “eye fixation” – the way that eyes move and stop on words that you read. A reader is able to read faster if the eye makes a fewer number of fixations per minutes, as the ability to absorb more words is significantly higher.

Eye fixation is a physiological process that occurs naturally, and you can increase you reading speed by ensuring that fewer numbers of eye fixations are required for reading a particular sentence. Several factors impact the rate of eye fixation, including vocabulary, familiarity with the text, and vision span. [Read more...]

19 Instant Speed Reading Tips

A printable guide with 19 instant speed reading tipsThis compact list of free speed reading tips is easy to apply in daily life. It also comes in a printable pocket style. You may print and laminate your list (white/black) to have it on hand whenever you like. Review these easy tips daily to constantly increase your reading speed and comprehension. [Read more...]

Does speed reading really work?

Does Speed Reading Work: Click to read the articleA few years ago, when I heard about speed reading for the first time, I dipped straight into photo reading. This reading style promises a reader to be able to read 25,000 words a minute by snapping a photo with its subconscious mind. Wow, that sounded really inspiring. I instantly jumped on, read a book about it and applied the techniques. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as I wanted.  So, does speed reading really work at all? Could I’ve done better? [Read more...]

Are bad reading habits really bad?

I recently read a novel by Haruki Murakami and got totally lost in the story. I didn’t care about the time I spent reading nor did I wanted to know how many words I read per minute. I often read a sentence twice or was adding imaginary details to what had happened in the story; my mind was constantly wandering around. Does this sound like bad reading habits? Not to me, I pretty much enjoyed this style of reading. [Read more...]

6 Speed Reading Articles From The Blogosphere

Introduction articles to speed reading from various web sourcesI have bookmarked quite a few articles about speed reading in Firefox, but have found it to be difficult to remember what each link was about it. In this post I therefore have compiled a list of articles from mindtools.com focusing on the concept of speed reading. There’s a short lead followed by the link. There will be more article suggestions like this covering various topics such as reading comprehension or beating bad reading habits. MindTools hosts many articles on how to learn new skills such as speed reading suitable for work and daily life. [Read more...]