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How The Rate at Which You Read Effects Comprehension

Speed reading has been around since the 1950s and decades later, the concept of it still holds true. When speed reading was first introduced, it raised a few eyebrows. The idea of someone reading faster than the average reader and comprehending the text seemed impossible. The idea seemed to be flip-flopped, begging the question, “Isn’t […]

Who Learns Speed Reading and Why?

An executive needs a sharp mind to make the right choices for their business. Employees need to act quickly and remember their responsibilities coming from higher-ups. And students all need excellent comprehension skills to get them their degrees and get them well-paying jobs at these successful corporations. But first, how do people get an active […]

Speed Reading The Classics: 1984 [VIDEO]

In celebration of National Reading Month, today we showcase a classic work of literature as run through our AccelaReader web app. The dystopian classic 1984, just in time for the upcoming elections! Note: In this video, AccelaReader will be set at 400 words per minute (WPM), and 2 words at a time. Click on each […]

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 […]

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 […]