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April 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 216

Reading is very important since it helps to enrich everyone in all aspects of life. When you are reading for pleasure, savoring every phrase or word slowly will enable you to truly appreciate the author's writing craft. However, there are times when faster and effective reading will be required. In this case, learning speed reading techniques will help you to bypass the rhetoric phrases and get only the most important details and facts. The information below will share some helpful suggestions on how to read fast and effectively.

Before going further, you should know that reading faster can be really useful in many areas of your life. But, you can only enjoy those benefits if your reading speed is complemented by the same level of understanding.

How to Read Fast and Effectively

Increase your vocabulary: This one of the most important advice that you can get whilst learning to read faster. With an increase vocabulary, you can read much faster without having to give second thought to certain words or refer constantly to the dictionary or other resources. A good recommendation is to learn at least three new words and then use them when communicating daily.

Practice: It is very important to practice regularly when learning to master any skill, including reading. Reading books, newspapers, articles and any other material on a daily basis will definitely help to increase your speed. Furthermore, increasing your reading speed and comprehension capacity will allow you to learn new words to improve your vocabulary.

Broaden your sight angle: Speed reading will require you to broaden your sight angle when looking at a sentence. Mastering this technique will make it easier for you to glance over a body of text once and still get to read three or more words. In addition, scanning and skimming will become easy. Using these techniques will help you to read and comprehend most of the text a lot quicker. Keep in mind that speed reading exercises are very important when you want to develop a fast reading habit.

Here is an important tip to remember when learning how to read fast:

You should never vocalize or sub-vocalize as these two actions will prevent you from improving your comprehension and reading speed. Vocalizing is reading out loud or moving your lips to match words while reading. Sub-vocalizing is when you are trying to pronounce the words in your mind. Once you look at the material as something that you should understand instead of pronounce, your comprehension and reading skills will improve for the better.

These are just some of the tips that you can follow when you want to improve your reading speed. Some other effective tips including using index card to focus only on a single line or move your hand to match your reading speed.

At the end of day, you will find many tips on how to read fast but practising speed reading exercises can prove to be extremely beneficial. Reading fast and effectively will require you to learn how to absorb the written word. So, the new strategies that you learn will only become easier when they are applied repeatedly to your reading.

A speed reading expert from How To Speed Read, a website that provides tons of useful speed reading guides. Here are some recommended reading speed tests for you to start with.

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