What Is the Average Reading Speed

What Is the Average Reading Speed?

Many resources indicate that the average reading speed of most adults is around 200 to 250 words per minute. College students, probably because they must practice reading, move that pace up a notch to around 300 words per minute. To put this into perspective we can turn to public speaking and the comparison of the […]

How Reading Novels Is Beneficial To Your Health

Why Reading Is Beneficial To Your Health

You’ve probably seen that inspirational poster with the tagline “Minds are like parachutes; They work best when open.” It’s a clever quip, but it also begs the question: how exactly do you open your mind? Well, a growing body of scientific evidence shows that reading (and fiction reading in particular) contributes to higher intelligence, more […]

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How Many Books Does the Average Person Read?

The Pew Research Center released their latest data on American reading habits, and the results show some interesting — and somewhat surprising — trends. Roughly 72 percent of American adults read a book in 2015, continuing a gradual decline over the last 5 years (from 79 percent in 2011). However, these stats include people who […]

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Scientists Discover New Type of Eye Movement

If you were ever introduced to speed reading, you are probably already familiar with two types of eye-movements – Saccadic and Smooth Pursuit. A team of scientists from the University of Tübingen in Germany recently discovered a “new” type of eye movement which they refer to as Blink-Associated Resetting Movement (BARM). This newly discovered eye-movement helps […]

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Who Was Evelyn Wood, Anyway?

In my Iris courses, I sometimes mention the name of Evelyn Wood and see a few faces light up in recognition. But most people who have heard her name know very little about her, other than that she had something to do with speed reading. So I thought a quick post would help to fill […]

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How Learning Speed Reading Can Help Job Seekers

Job Seekers, do you need an edge to rise above the crowd? Looking for a way to get your resume noticed? A credential that will catch a hiring manager’s eye? By learning the lifelong skill of speed reading you can gain a definitive advantage in your job hunt while also advancing your professional career. Think […]