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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 5, 2006

How to improve Reading Speed & Comprehension?

There is so much to read & having a good reading speed helps. I'm sure this thread will have many tips & tricks which will help us improve our reading speed & comprehension.

Let us start by defining a good reading speed. I guess, the good reading speed is around 500 - 800 words per minute. There are 100s of websites dedicated to improving reading speed.

Let us come up with tips & tricks which 'work'.

-The Big K-
Jerry
Jerry • Nov 6, 2006
I never measured my reading speed, but I'm a good reader. I'll let out my tips one by one.

1. Read! Unless you read a lot, you may not expect an improvement in your reading speed and comprehension. This is one master key to good reading skill.

You may start by choosing topics of your interests in newspapers or magazines.

Jerry
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Nov 8, 2006
Have to agree with Jerry here. Nothing increases your Reading Speed and Comprehension like more reading. Let it be anything ... books fiction/non-fiction, articiles, magazines, page 3 columns even (ok, I was kidding about the page 3... ) .. but yeah, keep those pages flipping.
Jerry
Jerry • Nov 8, 2006
Second Tip-

Improve your eyesight span. Instead of focusing on one word at a time, try to focus on 3 words (to begin with).

Later, as you are comfortable with reading 3, consider reading 5 words at a time. This will take time, but you are bound to see a great leap in your reading speed.

All the Best!

Jerry
Rocker
Rocker • Nov 9, 2006
We are missing out on the most important point!

Do not verbalize while reading! It will slow you down 100 times!

Of course, keep reading!
aashima
aashima • Nov 11, 2006
Focussing on more than one word at a time can exceedingly improve one's reading speed, no doubt. Try reading same thing more than once. That will let you an increased speed when you have read it a couple of times and the effort rests in an overall increment of the reading speed as well.
Neha
Neha • Nov 11, 2006
A point worth to be mentioned, read newspapers, they help a lot in increasing your reading speed as well as developing a good vocab.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 11, 2006
aashima
Focussing on more than one word at a time can exceedingly improve one's reading speed, no doubt. Try reading same thing more than once. That will let you an increased speed when you have read it a couple of times and the effort rests in an overall increment of the reading speed as well.
Reading the same text more than once may not solve the purpose. That is because when you read anything which you have already read, you tend to skip the words. Of course the reading speed will vary depending on the type of content you are reading.

-The Big K-
I agree!

Agree with Kaustubh.Reading the same matter again and again doesnot improve reading speed nevertheless it becomes less interesting and also waste of time.Instead one should learn to increase concentration be it reading one word or three words or a whole sentence! 😎
ish_nalini
ish_nalini • Dec 3, 2006
hiiiii everybody!!!!!!!!!!

To improve speed::::::::::

  • read slowly and steadily few days!!!
  • listen to BBC news or other english news stations!!!
  • dont try urself in a stylish pronounciation at the beginning stage!!!πŸ˜‰
  • hav a seconds clock and read a passage twice😁 or thrice until u gotta satisfied ,better record this may highlight ur thing....
A SudhaKar
A SudhaKar • Jan 5, 2007
First of all , dont be in search on dictonary for new words,

Just read the same set of contents atleast twice,

And try to Repeat in front of your camera or over some stage,

So you can reliaze the speed that you can,

Then sit and read with a Perfect Strategy with dynamic contents

Which improve even the Reading of new words included.

Regards,
A.SK...😁

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