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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."

H. BERNARD WECHSLER

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MORE IDEAS FROM 6 Speed Reading Tips for Students

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 trace the symbol with your left hand, effectively awakening both sides of your brain.
  • Drop your hand and trace the symbol 12 times in one direction with your eyes alone.
  • Switch, moving your eyes in the other direction.

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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 word, will increase your reading speed.

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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 the page. This speeds up your reading six times by allowing your peripheral vision to pick up six words on either side of the focus point.

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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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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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H. Bernard Wechsler

"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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  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 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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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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Speed reading
  • Speed reading promises to help anyone read at speeds of above 1000 words per minute with full comprehension.
  • The average college-level reader read at the speed of 200-400 words per minute.
  • In 1959, Evelyn Wood launched Reading Dynamics, said to increase a reader's speed by a factor of three to ten times while improving comprehension. The business was a success and eventually spread worldwide.

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Scott H. Young

"For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new."

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Do sharks have any bones in their body?

Shark skeletons are very different from those of bony fish and terrestrial vertebrates. Sharks and other cartilaginous fish (skates and rays) have skeletons made of cartilage and connective tissue. 

Cartilage is flexible and durable but is about half the normal density of bone.

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