Speed reading is riddled with hype and misconceptions, so here's a quick list of things that speed reading is and is not.
Speed Reading - is not based on intellect : it's a trainable skill
🧠 Anyone can learn how to speed read regardless of their IQ. You simply need a quick lesson, and practice. It's like a muscle; in order to develop it, you have to train it.
Speed Reading - is not for everyone : but is a game changer for many
🎮 In order to digest more content and read more books, there are a multitude of options available to you. You just need to find the right tool for you. For those that practice and get the hang of speed reading it can make a huge difference, but if it's not for you, that's cool too.
Speed Reading - is not a silver bullet : is likely to reduce comprehension
⚠️ A word of warning - in the speed reading module of my Breaking Tsundoku course the data captured at the start and end of the session consistently shows that the bigger the gap between the words per minute, the lower the comprehension score. Be careful of trying to go too fast, too soon, hence...
Speed Reading - is not simply about reading as fast as you can all the time : it's about learning to go through the gears
🏎️ When you find familiarity and ease of reading with a book or an author you can dial up the speed accordingly. It's a tool to be deployed when appropriate. It's highly flexible and you can learn to apply the variability to your advantage. The art of speed reading is to be able to glide up and down through the gears with ease.
If you've read this and my previous post, and want to learn more about speed reading - just let me know. 😉