Sir Francis Bacon once said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention”
Learn to speed read.
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A clump is a collection of 4 to 16 adjacent words that you read in a single glance. When you read in clumps, you naturally increase your speed because you can’t slow down to vocalize (speak or hear the words as you read them).
Once you’ve taught yourself to speed read at a decent pace, and have some books you want to work through, you need an ideal reading environment.
Distraction is everywhere.
Separate yourself from everything that distracts you.
Think of how much solitude you’ll need, then double it.
Once you know and understand the author’s message, you’ll read faster and then move on to the next one.
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.
Many of us read, yet we are far from reaping its benefits, for we fail to retain the knowledge and apply it into our daily routine. Here is a 5 step strategy to help you reap the benefits:
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