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Collegiate Speed Reading
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Posted 4/10/13 , edited 4/10/13
Actually, I'm sure he's jealous of all of us. My friend in med school came back home to visit. He showed me a "get faster at speed reading" book asking me to read it as fast and coherently as possible. He had me read two pages. Apparently I scored high...really high.

"Dude, how in the hell did you do that? I'm not even half your speed."
"Talent."
"No, you are anything but a genius. You've read these before haven't you?"
"Nope, and I have no reason to lie about it."
"Why do you read so fast?"

I noticed he jelly. He works his ass off to keep up in school, and I'm sure he hated that a local sub-salary man such as myself was better than him at something he tried for school. ...then the realization hit.

"Dude, when a chick in an anime blows up and starts ranting at full throttle, AND you can read the subtitles effortlessly, come back and we'll go at it again."

He facepalms.

Mfw------> :3


I'm sure others have noticed their reading speed go up?
Posted 4/10/13
I actually noticed my reading speed go up by only having access to longer books for a few hours at a time, and learning to read them in that short amount of time.
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Posted 4/11/13
Yeah, my friend couldn't stress how important it was for him to get into speed reading. He said it's impossible to keep up in all the classes he signed up for with an average reading speed.
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Posted 4/11/13
my speed in reading is good my memory over what i just read is not lol. thats why i only really speed read when i'm reading for enjoyment.
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Posted 4/11/13
When I first saw the title I thought that you're gonna talk about speed reading technics. Anyhow you're right. Reading anime subtitles improves your reading speed. Though it's nothing really special. It's also good for us foreigners to improve our English. As I mentioned theres a speed-reading technic when you need to read a vast amount of books. Diagonal reading and photoreading. Search google
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Posted 4/11/13
Well yeah, I guess that reading subs on anime does help your improve your speed of reading...but to be honest, I think I've always been a fast reader.
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Posted 4/11/13
I've always done a lot of reading, so if there was any progress, I haven't noticed.
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Posted 4/11/13
My parents got me training for speed reading when I was a kid. When I was in seventh grade I was reading at a junior college level. Now with going after a second degree and work I can't read as much as I used to but I still try to get through 2-3 novels a week. Just this last week from 4/6 I've read Cold Days and Ever After by Jim Butcher and Kim Harrison respectively.
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Posted 4/11/13
Corporations don't want employees with reading skills they want texting and social media skills. Right?
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Posted 5/22/13
Reading speed still the same
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Posted 5/22/13 , edited 5/22/13
You can only get up there by constantly reading. By the time people now in college want to speed read a book they're being assigned that quarter, it's already too late.

I've never had problems with being unable to finish reading assigned material. I consider reading the easy and enjoyable part. I used to read about 20-30 books every 1-2 weeks when I was in elementary school, which certainly helped set up a stronger foundation.

To be honest, people nowadays are mostly absolute slobs when it comes to English and literature and related things. It's no wonder most people read so slowly I want to stab them. I simply can't imagine reading as slowly as some people do. No way in hell. I mean, geez, you SPEAK this language and you've been writing in it every day. Can't you at least read faster than 40 words per minute without getting confused?
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Posted 5/22/13 , edited 5/22/13
I've never had trouble with speed reading either since I've been a bookworm since birth. Reading almost everything a library can offer you at a young age really helps you pick up the pace and better yet, sets up a strong foundation as Morbidhanson says. Lucky me. As for watching anime, reading off the subtitles only helped me get better at multitasking.
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Closed due to inactivity. Its been over 6 months and no new posts. Locked.
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