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i did a speed-reading course at school - i used to be able to read a 5'' measure at one go. sadly if you don't keep it up the ability fades, i didn't keep it up and now i read like a numpty
My brother-in-law can speed read. But he seems to only read science fiction.
I'm curious how much comprehension there is. Can you speed read a manual and understand it?
read all of these posts^, including that picture^^ in like 56 seconds
pretty cool btw
brain training software. nice stuff.
This is what I imagine speed readers retain:
Once pon time... galaxy... rebellion ... Lay Ah secret plans... D2... alliance... Vader search... Tattoine... Luke wanted... Toshi station to get power converters... everyone dead... wakes up in hermit cave... old man uses force... Solo can make Kessel run... Fuk you warp drive work... Lay Ah gets plans... pew death star poop chute... boom end.
Just the next step in raising a total dumb and smartphone dependent society.
This is profoundly dumb. I have no idea how or why anyone thinks it's a good idea. It appears to be a nightmarish reading experience in which the reader will retain little to nothing and be constantly dialing it back and losing their place. Also, who reads one word at a time? Sentences are meant to be absorbed all at once.
It amazes me how you can read 500 word per minute, and its a very relaxing experience, pretty awesome.
But i expect you dont absorb the information as much as you do when reading normally. but having pauses between paragraphs might solve that problem.
It also raises questions about how it will affect the pace of reading. Say when reading a novel, in an exciting part you will likely read faster, more pace, but it more relax scenes you read slower.
Plus when reading great books with nice language you would likely lose some of the enjoyment and kinda .. music of the words. To bust out a quote -
"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."
- Truman Capote
but it may be useful for academic uses in trying to find specific content.
you read so much, all your free time in a day is not enough?
my inner voice sounds like a computer voice when I use this.
I think it's cool for reading manuals, technical stuff, but not for literature, better watch a movie instead.