By the end of this lesson, you are not expected to read faster.
But you will be introduced to speed reading and will be explained how to improve your productivity while reading.
Speed reading is any of several techniques used to improve one’s ability to read quickly.
Types of Reading
1. Mental Reading (Subvocalization): sounding out each word internally, as reading to yourself. This is the slowest form of reading.
2. Auditory Reading: hearing out the read words. This is a faster process.
3. Visual Reading: understanding the meaning of the word, rather than sounding or hearing. This is the fastest process.
Try to stop sounding out each word and you will get closer to visual reading (the fastest type of reading).
You can only read when your eyes are not moving too fast.
2. Rest one minute.
3. Repeat the first step, moving the pencil faster.
The World Championship Speed Reading Competition (yes, it exists!) also rates comprehension.
The world champion is Anne Jones with 4,700 words per minute and 67% comprehension.