My brain gets frustrated now when I sit down and try to read a book at a normal pace. The brain is programmed to read as fast as we speak, but it's capable of much more. Case and point- While talking to my husband the other day, he mentioned that when he's reading, he chews on a pen to keep from mouthing the words while he reads. It's as simple as moving your finger (or a pen) across the page to keep your eyes moving as fast as your brain really wants to go. Your eyes will follow your finger, and your brain will keep up. With practice, you will eventually see phrases instead of words and paragraphs instead of phrases. The only problem becomes learning how to turn the pages faster. Try it!Being able to read faster as amazing speeds works for me! To see more great tips, check out Shannon's Rocks in my Dryer.
For more info, this website explains better than me. It's one of the many things I've learned that allows me to add reading back into my life. A simple pleasure that normally takes too much time can again be part of your everyday life.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Works for Me Wednesday #24: Speed Reading
I wrote a post about speed reading the first week that I started this blog but back then I was really excited to have 10 people read my blog a month. I'm not sure many more people read it now, but I thought I'd post the info again because I think it's really useful. The original Speed Reading for Dummies is here, but here's the jist of my speed reading tip.