A Guide To Fast Reading Techniques

Last week I composed a hand-out about fast reading techniques for a friend who wanted to increase his reading speed and skills. I included a few tips and tricks, but when handing it over I thought it would be good to have something similar on our blog as well. My goal was to compile a list consisting of short intros and links to interesting tutorials on our site. A great starting point to learn how to speed read. [Read more...]

How To Read Word Groups

Besides basic speed reading techniques such as hand pacing and previewing, reading word groups probably offers most benefits for readers. The method skips single word reading in favor of processing bigger chunks of words. This guide helps to learn the technique and will show how to practice and implement word group reading in daily life. It also includes an assignment with instructions, programs and tips. [Read more...]

3 Fast Previewing Strategies

Fast Reading Techniques_Previewing MethodsPreviewing material is one of the three basic speed reading techniques and allows picking the main idea and important information before digging into details. Previewing strategies are suitable for any material, but are rather used for non-fiction content than fiction books. The techniques are easy to understand and suitable for all ages. This post outlines major strategies to scan any material before reading. [Read more...]

Hand Pacing in 5 Steps

Speed Reading Techniques_Hand Pacing Method explainedI started using fast reading techniques by learning and applying the hand pacing method, hence, using a pointer to move along the lines to control my focus. This technique is easy to learn and a real motivation booster to keep you going. There are only a few things to consider and you are ready to speed up instantly. All points are outlined after the break. [Read more...]

The Benefits of Speed Reading

Benefits of speed reading and 20 Reasons to learn itWhy the heck should I learn to speed read? I’m happy the way everything is. Is it spam? These are only a few responses I occasionally receive from people when I talk about speed reading. That’s alright. However, I assume most people know that lovely experience to fly through an exciting novel and instantly grasp what is written. Here we go! The ideal state of speed reading is similar. Its techniques aim to systematically improve your comprehension while pushing the pedal to the medal. A list of benefits. [Read more...]

Increase Reading Speed and Comprehension in 5 Steps

Click to read the article on reading speed and comprehensionI like articles that come as a quick snap of how to do something. So, today we look at five important steps to increase reading speed and comprehension. You may click the image further down to enlarge the mind map providing extra information for each point. Please leave a comment to discuss any questions or suggestions! [Read more...]

Introduction to Speed Reading

Steps to improve reading speedsSpeed reading or to read faster is easy to learn and gives a very pleasant experience. But, how to get started? What is the most important concept to understand? Which tools and techniques are useful? As I’m teaching myself speed reading I felt the need to write a basic introduction for myself to better understand its concepts and to review it whenever I want to. I did not create new knowledge. Everything is already on the web or written in books. But, I have mashed up useful sources to create an intro that suits my needs and it will hopefully get you started too. Read full speed reading introduction. [Read more...]

Learn Reading Word Groups With PDFs

Videos are one source to grab the idea of speed reading. However, it is daily exercise and practicing with actually written material that will lead to increased reading speeds or words per minute. Training the brain to take groups of words or to grab the idea of a whole sentence in one go is the backbone of these exercises. Daily exercise is the best way to do so. [Read more...]