Computer exercise "Frame reading"
How the frame reading program works
Lets imagine how we can change the structure of the text. Why is a line in a
text placed as it is in books and newspapers? Why not put them in the order as in
the next picture?
The words are placed in the order which makes them easily readable. With one
eye fixation you can read one window. A red point is placed in the center of each
window. Be aware of the points while you are reading.
The idea of the speed reading exercises
When you are reading a text you are possibly concentrating on the center of a
word. You think that you are viewing only this word, but it not true. (When you
read a word, concentrate your view on the center of the word. Why? It's because
you see this word unconsciously.
These exercises help to break the bad habits that reduce your speed of reading.
Get in the habit of reading several words with one jump of the eyes. Bring your
imagination into play. Try to comprehend the sense of whole text by reading parts
of text. When you look at a mosaic, then you do not need to examine all of its separate
parts, and your reading speed will be high.
Speed reading tips
Quickly scan over the material. This will imprint the basic structure of the
body of the text into your mind. This scan should be very superficial. You are not
to concern yourself with details at this stage, but are meant to simply register
the basic layout of the chapter or article that you plan to read. You will be surprised
how even a quick flip through a body of text will orient your mind, help you to
recognize where to look for the info that you will need, and consequently speed
up the actual reading process. The quick scan gives a fast overview in just a few
minutes so when you return to speed read it you already are already familiar with
the layout and contents.
Scanning involves flipping through very quickly, but still using your pointer
finger (in skier fashion). When scanning, ask yourself questions about the material.
"What is this, what does this mean, why is s/he talking about this?" Later you will
find the answers to these on-the-fly questions. At this point you are simply priming
your brain, focusing your attention and mapping the concepts that the author talks
Most of the time, you should scan the material several times before you actually
embark on reading the material. First scan the text in a general sense. In the next
scan look for important pictures and graphs. On the third scan, check out titles,
headings, and chapter summaries.
Learning to speed-read involves reducing
sub-vocalization, although it is virtually impossible to eliminate entirely.
It's important to train yourself not to say words in your head. Listening to music
whilst reading reduces sub-vocalization and keep the eyes at a pace in which they
move every two seconds. Some music is very close to 60 beats a minute. The beat
makes you read at a certain pace.
Use our speed reading software for developing
your reading skills.
About Magic Speed Reading software
What is speed reading.