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6 Speed Reading Tips for Students

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Secret 6: Exercise Your Eyes for 60 Seconds Before Reading

  • Focus on a spot on the wall 10 feet in front of you, keeping your head still. I
  • With your right hand extended in front of you at eye level, trace an 18-inch infinity symbol (a sideways 8) and follow it with your eyes three or four times.
  • Switch hands and tr...

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H. Bernard Wechsler

"This daily one-minute exercise  may help you avoid eye-muscle fatigue. It sharpens your vision and activates your peripheral sight to speed up your learning speed."

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  1. "I release my past beliefs/perceptions/judgments and now easily and quickly learn and remember."
  2. "Every day in every way I'm speedlearning faster and faster, and getting better and better."

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Secret 4: Reading in Chunks

The human eye has a spot called fovea, where vision is clearest. So you can see the center of a chunk most clearly, but you can still distinguish the surrounding words.


Reading a sentence in three or four chunks instead of word per wor...

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H. Bernard Wechsler

"Chunking makes it easier for your retina to use central vision (fovea ) to offer you sharp, clear words to read."

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Secret 3: Read with a Pointer

We instinctually follow moving objects in our field of vision. A pointer will help you create a pace and focuses your attention on the page.


Using a pointer object, or your finger, to underline each sentence as you read focuses your attention on t...

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Secret 2: Head Movements

Research claims that moving your head left to right as you read helps to stabilize images on your retina. It's called the vestibulo-ocular reflex.

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"When using a (pointer), never permit the point to touch the page, Underline about ½ inch above the words on the page. In just 10 minutes of practice, your pacing becomes smooth and comfortable. Your learning speed will double in 7 days and triple in 21 days."

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Secret 1: Viewing Angle

Hold your material or screen at a 30-Degree Angle.

Reading from flat material is painful to your retina, causes eye fatigue, and after about two hours often leads to dry eye and irritation.

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Secret 5: Believe

H. Bernard Wechsler believes that repeating positive affirmations 30 seconds a day for 21 days helps to "create linked brain cells (neurons) in permanent neural networks."

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