How to read faster

August 05
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How can I read more quickly?

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capricorn avatar

Learning how to word chunk will help you to speed read. Essentially, instead of reading one word at a time, our minds actually do see the chunks. Our eyes just process it one word at a time. However, you can practice and adjust your vision when you read in order to take in chunks of the text at a time. 

Here is an article that goes more in-depth about word chunking. The article is from a speed-reading site, so you'll likely find more helpful information there, too. 

candyman avatar

This article highlights ten tips you can use to start reading faster. One of the main ones is to practice by reading a wide variety of texts. Read your old favorites and also try new things. 

Another simple technique is to use your finger, a marker, a pencil, etc. to follow along with what you're reading. This will help keep your mind focused. It will also keep your eyes from jumping to another line.

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