Gary Mailloux


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New York, New York, United States

Back to list Added Jul 22, 2020


Speed Reading: Is it real?

My Own Experience With Speed Reading

Several years ago I started investigating speed reading.  I was a bit skeptical, so instead of investing in a full course I purchased a book called Break Through Rapid Reading.https://web.archive.org/web/20080921160552im_/http:/www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=httpwwwstartb-20&l=ur2&o=1

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 Let me be clear: the exercises are downright boring and repetitive at times, so it takes some real discipline to get through it without an actual class.  There were some days I skipped it and had to continue at a later date, so it took my a bit longer than a month.

However, at the end I was quite pleased to see that I had literally DOUBLED my reading rate, and this made it all worth it.  This meager investment of 15 minutes a day for a month will pay off for the rest of my life.  Although I haven’t measured it since I finished the book, I imagine my reading rate has continued to grow as I’ve used the same techniques learned in the book.

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What about comprehension?

In case you are wondering (as I was), when speed reading you are NOT just skimming the material.  You are doing “speed comprehension” as well.  When your reading rate it measured in the book, your comprehension is tested along with it.  Therefore I can say with a fair degree of certainty that I literally doubled my reading rate without sacrificing comprehension.

How does it work?

The best way to describe it is with an analogy.

Very few people are physically or mentally unable to speed read, but I imagine a fairly large percentage are simply unwilling to invest the time it takes to see the results.

Given the benefits it will give you every day for the rest of your life, I feel that every student should learn to speed read at some point in your life.

 

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