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I heard about speed reading techniques which enable a person to read quickly.

I looked into some of them and removing subvocalization was the best option I found. Can anyone shed light on how I can improve my self in this aspect?


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I do agree with Krishna that talking about the reading helps improve to understand the material. The pacing method is one of easiest and fastest techniques to learn. It can even be expanded by certain swiping moves, but you need to be familiar with other techniques and able to combine them.

Reducing sub-vocalisation is not really technique in my opinion, but more like a bad reading habit to get rid off. Summing a melody is a good way to get started.

One of the best techniques to master is learning to read groups of words or to expand eye fixations. Instead of reading word by word you may just grab the meaning of a whole phrase, sometimes even a whole sentence.

You may use your finger as a pacing tool to hop from one fixation point to the next one.

I hope that helps a bit.

Feel free to browse more free techniques and material on

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Check this link. I am surprised to find that there are computer programs to help read fast. Good tips are mentioned there. Some of tips I find very much helpful are:

  1. Talk about what you've read. Some readers find that by talking about their reading with friends or fellow students, they are able to effectively synthesize the material.

  2. Use a pacer like a pen or your finger--as a focal point to draw your eye across the line or down the page. A pacer can help you increase your speed and reduce re-reading. A pacer can also help you to keep track of what you are reading.

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