SpeeRead - Instruction System for Speed Reading and Effective Learning
Speed reading is a necessity today. We have more to read. As a result, various techniques have been developed to cover the texts we want to read as quickly as possible.
Photoreading is part of these fast text crossing techniques. And yet, photoreading is NOT a fast reading method! Why?
Let's look at the differences between fast reading and photoreading:
Photoreading is a complex method used to quickly navigate longer texts such as novels, short stories, and generally extensive content books.
The actual technique of photoreading involves "photographing" each book page for 1-2 seconds and then refining, in your mind, the contents of that book, based on the information retained on each page so "photographed". Before photographing all pages of the book, it is recommended that you read the preface, introduction, possible reviews and other book information in a normal way. Starting from this initial information that is complemented by quick page browsing, you are encouraged to rework or compose the contents of the book in your mind. The effort you need to do is to connect all the information from the book and that are duplicated by the imaginary component. You have a lot of information to imagine. The time spent photoreading a book may be higher or lower (hours or minutes / tens of minutes) depending on your ability to combine information with imagination and the need to extract as accurate information as possible from that book. For these reasons, the ability to browse and understand the information in the book using photoreading is seriously affected by the method itself. Obviously some information will be correctly understood, but the percentage is hard to predict when it comes to the whole book. Instead, the method of photoreading can be useful when you want to decide whether you will go through a whole book or not. The commercialization of the photoreading promises breathtaking reading speeds of the order of 10,000-20,000 words per minute. These speeds are impossible for the human eye, and they are virtually speeds of incomplete crossing of written information.
Fast reading, unlike photoreading, is a method of fully scrolling a written text. Fast reading is an ability that each of us has, and it can be turned into practice by training. SpeeRead provides you with some quick reading training programs. Common reading is done at speeds of 250-300 words per minute. Optimal read speeds start at 900-1,000 words per minute. These are speeds that the human eye can reach. Eye movements are done through muscles that need to be trained to move faster. By training, you can increase your reading speed along with increasing your ability to memorize and understand your texts. In the absence of understanding, fast reading makes no sense to anyone. Because fast reading is done by going through the whole written text, your probability of understanding it as accurate as possible is greater than with incomplete scrolling methods, as is the case of photoreading.
In conclusion, the results you can get by speed reading or by photoreading differ significantly. The ability to understand as accurately and completely as possible a written text is sensitively greater by rapid reading than by photoreading. However, the two methods can be used additionally. In the end, the purpose is to extract the useful information from the written texts and the choice of one or other method depends to a large extent on the reader.
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