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Skim or Scan the text first

Skimming or scanning is a technique which involves just going through the text and becoming familiar with the text.

Doing this won't slow you down when you are confused or surprised but the text. Works best on non-fiction and novels.


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Stop subvocalizing

If a voice in your head is pronouncing this right now, you are subvocalizing!

If you stop subvocalizing whatever you read, you will dramatically increase your reading speed.

While practicing you may loose comprehension but you will get over it once practiced enough


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Read phrases, not words

Reading every single word can slow you down.

Try to read phrases or chunks of words and as you practice, your brain will automatically start making sense even if you don't read every single word. This will also decrease subvocalizing .

Be sure to utilize your peripheral vision.


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Quit re-reading

There are times when text seems confusing and you have to re-read. Quitting this habit is hard as our brain is used to these habits like...

  • Subvocalization
  • Reading every single word
  • Not using our peripheral vision

But when we stop these habits, our brain starts building connections between language and you understand the text subconsciously thus you won't need to re-read.


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Practice makes a man better

Just like every habit, reading takes time to form and improve.

You can use apps like ReaderPro

which include all sorts of exercises to improve your Reading speed.


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