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Double Your Reading Speed

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10/1/2013 5:09:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The 10 Minute Audio -

Here's a complete summary for those who don't have 10 minutes:

1. Physical Posture
Feet on floor, sit up to extend spine, breath in deeply putting your shoulders back, relax your face & gently smile. Hold book square in front of your eyes. Rest hands and book on table, tilt book back 45-60 degrees. Tilt head forward to look squarely at page. Allow body to remain relaxed and upright.

2. Mental Posture
Attitude of expectancy. You must expect success. Put brain into ideal state for reading with the "tangerine technique": reach out in front, pick up imaginary tangerine, and feel it imagine its color weight and smell, toss it from hand to hand. Then take it put it on top of your head and imagine it floats up and behind your head. This will make you relaxed and alert and open up your visual field. People report this helps them read quicker.

3. Reading Technique
Don't stop eyes on individual words to sound them out. Instead glide you eyes over the tops of the words only. this makes your eyes deliver whole words and word phrases directly to your brain and allows you to comprehend more quickly. When you get to the end of a line quickly zip down to the next line. This instantly eliminates bad habits such as re-reading.

The following tip isn't in the audiobook but I'd like to add it here:
Don't move your mouth or larynx as if you're speaking the words, and try not to use your inner voice as if it's narrating the text to you; instead just comprehend the meanings of the words directly.
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10/1/2013 8:15:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Isn't this just compromising comprehension of the text in order to get through it faster? I mean anyone can just skim through a book quickly if they're not trying to take any of it in..
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10/1/2013 8:47:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would also add to listen to non-distracting music while reading, because it disrupts the voice in your head that slows your place. Also, you can use your peripheries to pick up the ends of lines, rather than focus on every word.
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