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Speed Reading Tips: 5 Ways to Minimize Subvocalization


Subvocalization (also known as auditory reassurance) is a very common habit among readers. It involves saying words in your head while reading and it’s one of the main reasons why people read slowly and have trouble improving their reading speed. Many speed-reading programs tend to exaggerate and will falsely claim that the key to speed reading is to eliminate the habit of subvocalization. However, study after study shows that eliminating this habit completely is not possible. In this article, I […]

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How To Read Faster On A Computer Screen


Using your hand as a guide is a fundamental speed-reading technique. However, it is not very practical for reading on electronic devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, etc.) – especially if the device has a touch screen. A better way to read on the computer screen involves the use of a reading technology called “rapid serial visual presentation” (RSVP). RSVP is a method of displaying information in which text is flashed on the screen at a speed that you set. At Iris […]

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Day 30/30: Speed Read “The Island of Doctor Moreau” by H.G. Wells – 209 Pages in 87 Minutes


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This is day #30 (last day!) of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, who called the novel “an exercise in youthful blasphemy.” The text of the novel is the narration of […]

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Day 29/30: Speed Read “Herland” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – 146 Pages in 105 Minutes


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This is day #29 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, […]

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Day 27/30: Speed Read “Beyond Good and Evil” by Friedrich Nietzsche – 194 Pages in 126 Minutes


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This is day #27 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Niet at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: Beyond Good and Evil is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, […]

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Day 25/30: Speed Read “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James – 122 Pages in 85 Minutes


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This is day #25 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read The Turn of the Screw by Henry James at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The […]

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Day 24/30: Speed Read “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley – 256 Pages in 150 Minutes


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This is day #24 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The storyline emerged from a […]

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Day 23/30: Speed Read “The Stranger” by Albert Camus – 154 Pages in 72 Minutes


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This is day #23 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read The Stranger by Albert Camus at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of existentialism, though Camus did not consider himself an existentialist; in fact, its content explores various philosophical schools of […]

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Day 22/30: Speed Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding – 248 Pages in 123 Minutes


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This is day #22 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Lord of the Flies by William Golding at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results. Its stances on the […]

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Day 21/30: Speed Read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – 224 Pages in 110 Minutes


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This is day #21 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde at 500 words per minute (WPM) using AccelaReader.com. Is 500 WPM Too Fast? Take Our Speed Reading Course To Keep Up About the Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The […]

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