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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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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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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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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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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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Tip 1: Read Only the First Sentence of the Paragraph

Writers often use it to convey the paragraph' subject.

Note, however, that you may miss details, especially so in literature books.

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Slow Readers

Many people tend to feel embarrassed about not being able to read fast enough or are made fun of when they read slow. But the fact that reading is not a natural human ability needs to be kept in mind.

Reading is a skill that we acquire through years of development with the coordination of cognitive strategies such as image recognition and linguistic pairing since reading is not a skill that is hardwired into our brains.

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