Speed reading and pacers

By: dan123

An effective technique for speed reading improvement is to use a pacer as you are reading.

Using a pacer while reading will help you to eliminate one of the main course of slow reading, that being that when we are taught to read we are told to read with our ears not our eyes. Meaning we are asked to sound out each word, so that the teacher can hear that we can read the word correctly and pronounces the word correctly.

Well what happens with a lot of people is they grow up and stop reading out loud but still feel they have to sound out all the words in there head to get an understanding of what they are reading. This really slows down how fast you can read because you can only read at about 250 words a minute when sounding out the words individually.

So to get over this you will have to learn to read with your eyes. And learn to stop sounding out the words to get the meaning. This is where using a pacer can be helpful.

A second factor that can slow down your speed reading are all of the distractions going on around you and on the page you are reading. Again a good solution to these issues is to use a pacer.

You can use almost anything far a pacer; here are a few examples of suitable pacers to help give you an idea of what can be used. You could simply use your finger. You could use a chopstick, pencil, pen, anything that is suitable for placing under the word and point can be used.

Using a pacer while speed reading as well as helping to stop theses two issues from slowing you down, will also help you remember more of what you read. This is because using a pacer is actual adding a kinesthetic (physical) element into your reading. Doing this will help you remember what you read more easily because of how the brain links senses with memories, which helps make it easier for you to recall them later.

The more senses you can use when reading will help to increase your memory of what you read and also what you can recall.

To use a pacer while reading is very simple all you have to do is choose your pacer then place the pacer on the first word of the line, then move it smoothly across the page to the end of the line, and repeat as you read down the page.

Another big piece that is important to work on in order to become a fast speed reader, is to boost your speed reading stamina, your speed reading stamina is the amount of time you are able to read at speed for with good comprehension and recall. Boosting your speed reading stamina will help you to train and recondition your brain to reading at faster speeds and so will allow you to get all of the benefits of speed reading faster.

I have collected together all of the important things that you will have to do in order to boost your speed reading stamina, all of this information has been arranged into a 7 part e-course that you can take.

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