10 Days to Faster Reading
Break the Bad Habits That Slow ...more
The only good tip in this book is not to read everything: read only the most important, and skim the rest. I skimmed the last half of the book. ...more
A well organized book, with simple and practical tips to improve reading speed and maintain comprehension, useful for non-fiction book lovers. I applied the techniques to this book and it turned out to take far less time to finish than usual. Will definitely continue using the tips for ...more
I had several major issues with the book, though. First, it was extremely repetitive. Second, the book appeared to be aimed at people who don't like to read or who see little value in reading. Third, the whole race car analogy that the author maintained throughout the book was tedious and labored. Finally, the book, although published in 2001, is quite da ...more
The rest of the book not only didn't help, they positively slowed me down. Like the "pacers," which is the techniq ...more
* in a nutshell:
1. skim material first
2. challenge urself to read faster (do not be too concerned with comprehension at the beginning)
3. enlarge your peripheral vision by making fewer stops
4. take notes (underline keywords)
5. summarize (oral) & relate to what u know
6. practice daily
7. review regularly
8. explain material to somebody else
Worth a read if you are new to the concept of speed-reading, and would want a more trusted and researched source.
The key message in this book:
For most of us, reading training ends in elementary school, which means our adult reading habits are seriously outdated. If you want to get the most out of reading, you’ll need to re-learn how to prioritize, preview and speed up your reading in order to keep up with the fast-paced world.
Take a break every 20 minutes.
Research shows that, while reading, people can only concentrate effectively for about 20 minutes at ...more
There are however 2 points I like to point out explicitly that I find very helpful and can make a big difference for your reading speed:
1) You don’t have to read every word in every text you read.
2)Speed reading doesn’t mean you have to read everything at
Also, the author relies heavily, heavily, heavily upon a racecar metaphor, which is carried through to (at least quite near) the end of the book. Pit-stops, engine overhauls, stick-shifts, road maps (for a "race!?"), and the like... By the time each new chapter begins, the reader has absolutely had it with the tired, all-too-obvious comparison.
The book itsel ...more
What can be learnt through a simple blog need not be converted into a book. Nonetheless, I am giving this book 4 stars because it draws out the steps clearly
1. look at the white spaces of the lines and not directly on words
2.Focus on keywords ( usually three letters or more)
3. Use peripheral vision. Start reading ...more
there are pieces of advice to start reading rapidly considering for examples; eye movement
ignoring fillers in the book
start with the big titles to just know what the main idea and figure out the most important content
using a pen or pointer while reading helps a lot, for myself I never use it but I will try in the future
also, the book was discussing bad habits we are doing during reading like trying to read each specific word on the page and "th ...more
Fast Forward to Day 4 my reading speed is now 350 WPM with 98% Comprehension (50 Pages) and I haven't read the complete book actually I skimmed through useless information that I think I don't need.
After Day 5 the book is just about several reading techniques which I don't think will work for ...more
The book offers a straightforward and immensely accessible range of readings especially constructed to deliver the reader to ...more
There is no new knowledge to be gained from this tutorial - I'm sure you all know how to skim texts to get the gist of it, or how to really concentrate when you have to read something fast.
The practical parts are repetitive and not very effective, not to mention impossible to complete in an e-book. ...more