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!
Fast reading is a goal assumed by more and more people because we have daily more and more to read. And yet, the methods we use to go through a text as quickly as possible are very different.
Although generally we all talk about fast reading, in practice we can distinguish between fast reading and texts "scanning" or skimming. Let's see how these two methods differ.