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Cheat the clock by speed reading

Cheat the clock by speed reading

Waiting for school to start? Have you been practicing reading in the meantime? Here's our most honest and effective "cheat" to help you out.

We were procrastinators, too. Reading fast will save you hours of eye strain and days of lamenting the length of every book you read. Plus, reading makes you look smart!

Kris Madden is the guy we all wish we met the first day of school. The key to speed reading is how you process the words on a page. Most of us read like we did when we were a child. Kris trains us in how to consolidate this process.

Perfect your technique and you can reach speeds of up to 600 words per minute! That means you can read a book in hours, NOT days or weeks!

SpeedReading.com has a great summary on the science behind speeding up:

"In 1879 French ophthalmologist, Professor Emil Javal, found that the human eye can read several letters and words per glance within a line of text. His studies showed that reading is not done by continuous movement of the eyes across the line of text. He found that the actual reading is done when the eyes are still - the fixation phase. The actual jumping movement of the eye is not used for reading.

In 1885 a researcher called J M Cattel found that proficient readers actually read printed material in units or chunks - whole words or phrases at a time. The following extract of text quoted from popular viral email provides some evidence of this activity. The brain examines an entire word at one time in order to find the correct label according to the context and shape of the word. Not all information is equally important in the printed word. Try reading it now.

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid... Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can... The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid...it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae."

Speed read

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Does this work? Is it real? I don't want to try this for a year and find out it is bogus. It would be nice if you included the proof of his credibility in your intro. I guess I can find out myself, but I am too laaaaaaaaaaaazy.

hmm very interesting

Proof we don't read horizontally and rather in chunks:

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

That's funny.

w00000w... i l0ve it!! xD

This last paragraph is Amazing, so cool. The link to speedreading.com which talks about vocalization and other tools is very informative. Thank you for updating the intro, I have to show this to my friends.

spreeder.com is a great site if you want to practice/develop speed reading ability, just fyi.

i understand this .....................

hmm good point, i tried it but it didn't work as intended :(
the reason it didn't was because i had to concentrate to say those thingsi had to say. The words never seemed to reach my brain then, thus making me looking at text without reading it. I read a text normally and it took me the longest time with full understanding. Then i tried another text useing this method, understanding about 10% of the story :/ maybe i haven't practiced the mothod enough?

i think i'm one of the 55's from 100 people afterall ^_^

i'm 0ne 0f the 55 out of 100 pe0ple t0o!! xD
...or i'm just dislectic xD

hummm, come to think of it... ^_^

Lma0!! xD
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah =P

This is amazing...it makes perfect sense.
Does this also work for studying MATH or math FORMULAS in some similar way????

How does one bypass the larynx...by using it??? Speed reading is entirely visual to brain comprehension, without using a larynx-bypass method of practice...No stagecoach is needed!

the human mind works 3 times as fast as your mouth can so if you read out loud it becomes very easy to become distracted and focus of it so why you can read so much in your mind your mouth doesn't do as well. so practice in your mind not your mouth it is easier

Thanks for posting my video. I have new videos coming up on October 5th. For more info about them check out my website at www.krismadden.com.

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