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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 […]

Previewing For Comprehension

Previewing For Comprehension

One common myth is that one must read everything they encounter in strict sequential order. With the exception of fiction, most informational text should not be ready from beginning to end. When reading most informational material (blogs, non-fiction, textbooks, work related material, etc.), we can unburden ourselves from strict sequence and leverage reading things out […]

Purpose Driven Reading

Purpose Driven Reading

If you’re trying to read more efficiently, you need to have a strategy and a specific purpose before you start. For most readers encountering new material, there is a natural tendency to simply begin at the top and just start reading. This may seem natural to most people, but it’s not the most optimal way […]

Improving Your Comprehension By Adjusting Your Reading Speed

Improving Your Comprehension By Adjusting Your Reading Speed

In an earlier article, we explained how using your hand as a pacer can improve your reading speed (see “The Simplest Way To Read Faster”). We’ll now build on this technique by introducing a simple way for you to improve your comprehension. The concept is simple: adjust your reading speed based on where you are […]

The Best Way to Test Your Reading Speed

The Best Way to Test Your Reading Speed

Most people have never measured their reading speed. And even when they do, they don’t always measure the reading speed accurately. This article will discuss the best way to measure your speed with accuracy. Measuring your reading speed this way will give you a better idea of where you are as a reader. Choose 3 […]