In the last few weeks I have been talking about how beneficial it can be to learn speed reading, that in this world a faster reader will have more time to put into his work and studies and that fast readers have an advantage because they can cover a lot of informational reading material while others struggle to read a sentence here and there.
While I strongly believe that speed reading is the key to most of the professional needs of any industry today, the real question for the individual who is seeking a faster reading rhythm is why. Why would someone want to increase his or hers reading speed and for what purpose, it is not clear that everyone needs to read fast or faster than what they used to, it all depends on what kind of work you do, and what you feel about your reading abilities.
I am surprised at some of the people who want to learn speed reading and their motivation for doing so, some of them just want to get better, while this is a noble idea the question still reminds, do you need to read faster, how fast do you read today, in fact it is not difficult to time yourself a couple of times and see exactly how fast you are going, if you feel that you are way below the average its still not a good enough reason to go to a speed reading course.
Reading is great, it is one of the most, if not THE most, amazing achievements of humanity, we can read the thoughts of people who are long gone, that if it was not put into books we would have never had the chance to access their most deepest and intimate thoughts and ideas. Reading is also great because it fuels the imaginations, and sparks emotions in many readers, inspiring them to make real changes in their lives.
When you speed read you are reading for efficiency, for work or for a selected task, and this is why I don’t think it’s a good idea to speed read everything that you see. So with that in mind think this over, if you feel that your reading skills are low and that you are really suffering from a low reading rate, you should first try and research the basics of speed reading, do that over the internet in a site like http://speedreading.zupatips.com/, there are many sources for this, you can also try and do this by yourself, timing your reading as you go, finding your average and completing questions to find out your reading comprehension skills.
If you are a student of any sort, just started a new work that demands you read a lot and learn new ideas and concepts rapidly, or have a particular task that requires you to read a large number of books in a limited frame of time, you should defiantly try and find out what does a speed reading course or book, give you, and try to research as many web sites to offer help and tips regarding speed reading.
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