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post #5581 of 13091
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Most speed reading is hokum. Those that actually are effective do not promote comprehension.

speed reading in a science level usually entails faster reading of something, but actually requires you to read it twice or thrice for complete comprehension.

so in the same amount of time you read a 50 page chapter in a medical text book you're supposed to have read it twice/thrice over.

my elementary and middle school in rhode island actually had these old school speed reading projector machines that would time each slide and had options to scroll across single lines or show the whole page for increasingly less and less amounts of times afterwards the teacher would test you on what you read.
post #5582 of 13091
I heard that medical school is hard.
post #5583 of 13091
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Most speed reading is hokum. Those that actually are effective do not promote comprehension.

Reading without comprehension = not reading.
post #5584 of 13091
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I have always wondered if a speed reader could comprehend a dense book.

I am a very fast reader. I've looked at descriptions of speed reading in the past, and many of them line up with my habits, though they just evolved organically for me by being a very bookish child. I can't remember ever sub-vocalizing, for example, unless I try to.

Yes, I can comprehend a dense book. However, I indeed can't read it at nearly the speed I can read a lot of lighter fare. I'll probably read it faster than most people do, but I'm not going to hit the same 15 seconds a page I can hit with something like Dan Brown.
post #5585 of 13091
I'm an incredibly slow reader. Is that worth bragging about?
post #5586 of 13091
my lips move as I read. is that worth bragging about?
post #5587 of 13091
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'm an incredibly slow reader. Is that worth bragging about?

I didn't really intend to brag, I just intended to establish background for the statement I made.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

my lips move as I read. is that worth bragging about?

Yeah, you should probably stop doing that, voices in your head while you're reading slow you down. Grok the words.
post #5588 of 13091
Jeff, do you happen to know Crunch?
post #5589 of 13091
Nope. Is that a member somewhere around here or the nickname of a Russian mobster?
post #5590 of 13091
Yes.
post #5591 of 13091
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

I was kinda hoping it was a pull-over sleeve, myself.
TWSS
post #5592 of 13091
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Yes, I can comprehend a dense book. However, I indeed can't read it at nearly the speed I can read a lot of lighter fare. I'll probably read it faster than most people do, but I'm not going to hit the same 15 seconds a page I can hit with something like Dan Brown.

Wait, 15 SECONDS per page? Seriously???
post #5593 of 13091
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Wait, 15 SECONDS per page? Seriously???

That's about my top speed on low density pulp fiction. With the heavy nonfiction and more literary stuff that makes up the bulk of what I read, it takes me a little longer. A quick test over two pages of A Thousand Days with a stopwatch, just for curiosity's sake, yields about 35 seconds a page.

Some of the ads for those speed reading courses say they can get you to 6 seconds a page, but I've never come close to that.
post #5594 of 13091
Gummy bears. They suck ass. If you're going to shove shit down into your gullet, at least make sure it's wild berry skittles or something that tastes good.
post #5595 of 13091
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

wild berry skittles or something that tastes good.

Gross.

Reeses or Peppermint Patties are my candies of choice.
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