Speed reading, text skimming and photoreading are quick ways of scrolling text. In two previous posts we have clarified the differences between fast reading and texts skimming HERE and between fast reading and photoreading HERE. The main difference between fast reading and the other two methods is the way the text is scrolled. In case of fast reading the texts are read in full. In the case of scanning and photoreading the texts are read truncated, incompletely.
Hence, their main drawback is that understanding of the text so far is affected more or less, depending on how much information has been omitted.
However, the three methods can be used additionally. Read on to see how!
Although apparently the two formulations suggest the same, differences are important and need to be clarified. In clarifying this difference we will start from the definition of speed reading. Speed reading is a human ability that can be transformed into a useful skill through training.
In other words, ability designates a potential that is not yet being used. When this potential begins to be properly stimulated, through training, it turns into usable skill. This skill is fast reading and it brings us a lot of benefits such: earning time, better understanding of information and its more efficient memorization, effective learning, better reading motivation.
And now let's see more clearly what's the difference between a program for learning speed reading and a speed reading app.
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