Summary of “7 Tips for How to Read Faster”

If you want to read faster while maintaining reading comprehension, check out these seven tips.1.
If your goal is more limited in scope than the author’s, plan to only find and read the pertinent sections.
Vary your plan of attack based on the type of material you’re about to read. If you’re going to read a dense legal or scientific text, you should probably plan to read certain passages more slowly and carefully than you’d read a novel or magazine.
Many readers read a few sentences passively, without focus, then spend time going back and re-reading to make sure they understand them.
According to Dartmouth College’s Academic Skills Center, it’s an old-fashioned myth that students must read every section of a textbook or article.
Reading selectively will make it possible for you to digest the main points of many texts, rather than only having time to fully read a couple.
Your job shouldn’t end when you read the last word on the page.
If you want to improve your reading speed, use a timer to test how many words per minute you can read. As you’re able to read faster and faster, check in with yourself to make sure you’re happy with your level of comprehension.

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