Read Faster By Looking At The Words In The Middle Of Sentences

Read Faster by Looking at the Words in the Middle of Sentences

Speed readers get through many more books and articles than the average reader. Here's a new speed-reading technique to try: use your eye span.

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Andra writes on the Pixel 77 blog how to avoid the slow word-by-word reading most of us do:

One of the major drawbacks of reading word-to-word is that your eye only focuses on a single word at a time. The average eyespan is 1.5 inches which means you can read up to four words on either side of a word. For instance, if there are 10 words in a sentence, placing your eyes on the 5th word can help you see the sentence in a single glance. This will help you view the text as a block of words rather than in single units. This is one of the major hindrances to speed reading that people generally face. Their perceptual gaze isn't conducive to reading fast, which makes it difficult for them to enhance their reading speed.

Looking at the middle of the sentence or about the fifth word in can help train you to cluster words together not only for faster reading but also better reading comprehension.

Hit up the link below for more speed-reading techniques.

Speed Reading Techniques: How to Read 1,000 Words Per Minute [Pixel 77]


Comments

    I've seen and tried some of these speed reading tips and tricks but hell if I can master any of them. I also find it easier to build the writers image of a scene in my head when I read word for word. Takes me longer to finish but I get more enjoyment in the long run. Speed reading educational text was also never going to work for me.. :)

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