Speed reading is not just about reading faster. It's about learning to use much more of
the extraordinary powers of the mind.
As you read this line, think about what is going on in your mind. Stop
Were you saying the words silently to yourself as you read? This habit of saying
the words to yourself while you read is called "subvocalization". While
this habit in itself is not the sole cause of slow reading. The "small, still
voice" we hear while reading (subvocalization), is natural and is required for all
reading below 900 words per minute. The average college graduate reads "basic"
level of difficulty material at 250-300 words per minute, with 70% comprehension,
therefore they subvocalize until they reach speed reading, which begins at 900 wpm.
Place the text before yourself and give yourself the command execute this instruction
clearly and dynamic.
Let start to read using metronome online training?
Do two frication of eyes on each line of the text. One click of metronome - one eyes
jump! Work in this mode 1-2 minutes.
Adjust velocity of the metronome upper. Continue to execute the task. First time the
rate of metronome seem to be very high. Through several seconds (through how much?) you
will sense that the rate was slow. Your mind adapts for current task and ready for the
Make the rate upper! Try to move your eyes by waveform path. Notice the times of brain
adapting. What else you noticed?
Allow yourself to move your eyes like you want. Switch off the metronome and read. Do
you notice changing in reading strategy?
Continue exercise before appearance of weariness. Be honestly, nobody did not die from
weariness. From exhaustion - do, but not from weariness! You can read little bit more. But
exhaustion in nearest several minutes we do not threaten, not truth :)?
The Rest for you will become in cutting up the text on three perpendicular strips. Place
the piece before yourself. Make the one-inch blanks between the strips.
Read quickly. The more speed-reading then more understanding. Soon you will not notice
the space between the strips.
Shift central strip in any order. Creating the brain maximum inconvenience. Let the
works for brain! Feel the eases.
Pack the strips in initial order. Read the text. What do you feel? Is it easy?
Say yourself thank you! It is necessary to do business with yourself with care. The
brain can good adapt for new condition.
You see, the maximum speaking rate is 400 words per minute. If you say the
words to yourself (even silently) as you read, you will never be able to read any faster
than the maximum speaking rate. This is known as the "subvocalization
The Speed Reading software can increases your mental processing speed to the point of
"synchronization" and breaking the subvocalization barrier, it can also help you
attain speeds far beyond what was once considered possible.
Try to use a pointer for stop vocalization
Using the point of a finger, or the end of a bookmark, can rapidly increase your
average words per minute. However, using a pointer in the wrong way can significantly
decrease your average words per minute. Do not trace under every word with your pointer.
Furthermore, it helps avoid re-reading passages, because your pointer will not allow you
to return to previous phrases. Rather, trace down the center of the text. This helps train
your eye to stay towards the center of the page, and helps decrease points of fixation.
Train yourself to keep your eyes on or near your pointer, and don't let them return
to previous lines. This also assists in comprehension, because completing paragraphs
sooner allows the entire paragraph to `glom' while in short-term memory.
When we first learn to read, we tend to speak the words out loud. Some readers never
truly lose that habit and even if they donít speak out loud, continue to
words in their minds. The average speaker talks at 280 words per minute. Therefore if you
sub-vocalize every word, this will put a break on how fast you can read. The best way to
prevent this is to develop a wider eye span.