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Reading ~ The Educational Benefits of Speed Reading

Updated on September 30, 2011

Would you like to read better and faster?

If your answer is YES, then speed reading is for YOU.

Speed reading is considered the art of improving a reader's ability to read rapidly and to take in several words at a time.

Speed reading is an educational benefit that enhances one's level of understanding, pertaining to the material that is being read, such as reading games.

There are many different speed reading techniques and motives why a person chooses to advance in the world of reading.

Depending on the individuals goals, their main focus is to improve their reading skills and to satisfy their own personal goal, while others, utilize their skill as an effective academic or workplace tool.

Learning a new skill

Speed reading is learning a new skill and improving your ability to read.

There are a variety of reading interventions and advantages that comes from speed reading courses or software.

Many direct and indirect benefits are associated with speed reading, which influences the progress of high school students, college students, language students, employees, and pleasure readers.

Reading Large Amounts of Information

Speed reading involves not only the ability to read large amounts of information at an increased rate but, also the ability to absorb and comprehend the information you have read.

Speed reading can be beneficial if you are attending school, also in many different professions that requires increased reading on a daily basis.

Speed reading allows students an important attribute in their studies.

Students who can speed read in a second language has an easier time learning English as a second language, than those who have not developed speed reading.

Fixation Zone

Speed reading has other benefits.

These benefits includes not going back and rereading passages that have already been read.

Reducing the amount of time in which your eyes linger on certain words or blocks of words.

Enlarging the area where your eyes rest while reading.

This is known as the fixation zone and includes the word or block of words that are read at any given time.

Some people manage reading a word or two at a time and others can read lines or sentences at a time.

The more words you read at a time, the faster you will begin to read.

Benefits of Speed Reading

A great benefit of speed reading is the level of understanding, that improves at the same time, and the rate of reading increases tremendously.

Doctors admit that the brain processes information continuously, and that the brain works faster than a person participating in speed reading.


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    • Cheryl J. profile image

      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Rajan Jolly thanks for your comment and visiting my hub. You will learn to speed read before too long. It is a very beneficial tool in today's world.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Hyphenbird for your comment. I love to speed read. It is very beneficial.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Cheryl, I've always wanted to speed read. now more than ever since I'd to read as many hubs as possible as I find time short since I joined hubpages. wonderful article.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This Hub excited me because I am a speed reader at will. If I am reading a novel or other text for fun I will usually take it slowly. But when I want to cover lots of ground I become Speedy Gonzales. It is a wonderful gift to have. Thanks for a lovely and interesting article.

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      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for commenting on my hub page speed reading. It is a great practice to stimulate the brain by studying to speed read.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Speed reading is certainly an advantage to those who are studying or even reading for pleasure as much more can be accomplished and even remembered. Rating this useful and up!