speed reading question

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    how many people have taken a speed reading course and what do you think about them?

    do you really get better retention with the speed?

    which is the best?

    do you loose your joy for the style of writing?

    any other input too

    thanx in advance
     
  2. Grandmaster

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  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx grandmaster that article is helpful, it indicats what I supposed, that it's a form of skimming and once you get over a few hundred words per you loose comprehension

    also it tells me something that I didn't know but common sense seemed to indicate;

    when I'm reading I like to "act out" in my mind, sort of live the dialogue...it would seem this isn't possible speed reading and I would think not "acting out" the dialogue would spol my enjoyment

    so this article verifies a few things I was thinking intuitively

    here's a very interesting quote from the article, emboldens are mine;

    I would also like to hear in person from the members that have taken one of the courses
     
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  4. LordOfLA

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    I went on a speed readong course provided by by school way back. I found it only served to confuse me rather than help me. Since it was free though nothing was lost.
     
  5. winbuntu

    winbuntu OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i took this course and appreciated the techniques a lot. it has helped me have a more attentive comprehension while remembering the most important details.