Speed Reading

Wouldn’t you like to be able to read faster, and understand everything you read? Doesn’t SPEED READING sound like a great idea? It is possible to read faster, but you shouldn’t expect miracles. In this video, we’ll talk about what it would take to actually read faster. Reading is more than just flashing words in front of your eyes. There are several steps involved, and some of them may be easier to speed up than others. We'll investigate some of the more popular speed reading techniques. For example, we discuss how you get better with practice at training your eyes to follow a line of text. Your eyes don’t follow each word smoothly, but rather jump across the page (these jumps are called eye saccades). Some methods of speed reading focus on shortening the time spent on each saccade. Other techniques tell you to minimize the amount of “reading to yourself,” or “subvocalization” that you do, because it takes longer to speak a word than to read it. Is it possible to stop subvocalization? We discuss this idea. Then there is also the time spent recognizing each word. The better your working vocabulary is, the faster you will be at understanding what each word represents in the context of what you are reading.

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Do you love to learn? We know you're serious about learning. That's what brings you to Socratica! We're starting a new series to help you be a GREAT student. All of us at Socratica are going to share our secrets for success. We're going to tell you all about how we get the most out of our study time, both in and out of the classroom. How to improve your memory. How to write a killer paper. How to get good grades. And lots more!