The Rules of Speed Reading
How you can learn to speed-read
telling you that you can do it. When you start speed-reading, you will
need to set in your mind that you intend to speed read to get started.
Once you have in mind what you want to do, you will move to improving
your skills. To do this you say to say I want to improve my speed
reading skills. You are now affirming you intentions and goals. Next,
you can tell self that you want to know how to augment your speed
reading abilities, as well as letting you know that you intend to
practice, practice, and practice some more. The more you practice the
faster you will read. Before you start speed-reading, let's ask a
How does my current
speed reading abilities compare to others who speed read? Well, before
anyone can truly answer this question you need to understand your speed
of reading, as well as your level to comprehend what you read. We can
test your reading ability now.
Read the body of this article at your own pace and time self as to how fast you read the information.
Now, draw a chart.
The Title of the chart should read as Progress Report Chart. In the
body of the chart: The progress charts will help you to develop skills,
grow in reading, advance in speed, and improve your all-around ability
to speed-read. The charts will also augment your comprehension while
reading. Thus, the charts promote and build on desire to speed-read.
Time per Second /Speed Count Words per Minute/ Comprehension
Practice Reading #1
Practice Reading #2
Continue as far as you like with the chart.
In the first column
under “practice reading,” write in how long it took you to
read the information in this article. Keeping a chart on your speed
reading habits can help you to grow smoothly to a faster reader.
To calculate the
words per minute, you will need an additional chart. In the chart, you
will divide the numbers per second in reading by 7080, which will help
you to see the words per minute in your speed reading practice.
Time per seconds 60 50 45 40
118 141 157 177
help you to understand better what you read, while grasping the meaning
through knowledge. Your intellectual capacity will flourish by
expanding your comprehension skills.
Now, we can test
your comprehension level. I want you to answer the questions below
without re-reading the material. Do not panic if you don't know the
How do I start speed-reading? ______
What is the first thing I have to do to start speed-reading? ____
After I start speed-reading, then what do I do? _____
What is the third step in speed-reading? ______
What question might few ask while starting to speed-read? ____
How will drawing charts to keep track of my reading speed, help me to read faster? _____
How important is comprehension? __________
I tell myself to start speed-reading now.
Telling me to just do it and do it.
I affirm that I want to learn how to speed-read.
The first three
steps are telling you that you intend to speed read. The next step is
telling you that you want to learn how to speed-read. The third step is
practice, practice, and practices some more.
Few people may ask how does their ability to read fast compare to other peoples' ability to speed-read.
Keeping charts will help you cultivate your desire to speed-read while showing your progress.
Comprehension along with reading and defining is the essential ingredients in learning how to speed-read.