ON-LINE SPEED-READING COURSE
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When you were taught to read, the method used was to have you look closely at each word in the sentence and pronounce it. In this way, the teacher knew you were reaching your goals. What you were learning has been carried into your adult life:
Speed-reading is the process of viewing text one line at a time instead of one word at a time and then moving on to the next line without taking time to pronounce the words in your mind. It's that simple: View the entire line of text and DO NOT mentally pronounce the words you see.
This seems difficult at first but with a little practice and repetition (the same kind of practice used to learn to read in the beginning), you can learn the secret to reading at several hundreds of words per minute instead of 100 or 150 words per minute.
HELPFUL HINT! - Begin by viewing two or more words at a time rather than just a single word.
This application is designed to give you this kind of practice. Each exercise consists of three paragraphs of randomly selected text. The text is then presented on screen, one line at a time. You can select the speed at which the text is presented - and it is a good idea to push yourself just beyond your comfort zone.
At the end of each exercise you are provided with a few true-false questions. These are designed to test your comprehension. Obviously, if you can read fast without retaining anything, you have accomplished very little. If you can read fast and still remember what you have read, you are progressing.
By the way, it has been proven that the faster you can read, the more you automatically retain from what you have read.
Don't be discouraged - you need to practice for 15 to 20 minutes each day over a period of several weeks to achieve a reading speed that is more than double of what you now read.
REMEMBER TO PRACTICE EACH DAY FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES . . . !