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Old 08-18-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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I recently saw an article on speed reading. I have sooo many books to read I wonder if you get the same satisfaction and retention by this method as opposed to just taking your time while reading?
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Speed reading is great for books that you read just for the story. Not so great if you're trying to enjoy the rich prose, characters, deeper meaning, or studying for exams. I have two reading modes, and I can zip through a potboiler at great speed and enjoy it just fine on a superficial level. It's like taking a car trip by driving very fast -- you get there quicker, but can't really look around to enjoy the scenery so much.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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I learned how to speed read way back in high school. I found it comes in extremely handy for boring text books, but not for something you want to take your time with.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I remember a quote once, someone said "I took a speed-reading course. I went home and read Huckleberry Finn, and never laughed once."
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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I did some research on speed reading...I should have asked for advice on improving reading comprehension As that is what I would like to work on...any suggestions???
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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I remember a quote once, someone said "I took a speed-reading course. I went home and read Huckleberry Finn, and never laughed once."
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You can speed read and comprehend what is being relayed. You cannot really enjoy a good book if you are speed reading. If you just want to say you ahve read it, or if you want to be able to discuss it in general terms to impress your friends, then speed reading is fine.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I've been speed reading for years, but I use speed reading for reference and technical books. For fiction books, I read to relax and enjoy the story, so I take my time with them.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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I just had a flashback of those commercials in the 70s for the Evelyn Wood School of Speedreading Dynamics!
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