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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    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.
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I heard that medical school is hard.
     


  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Reading without comprehension = not reading.
     


  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    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.
     
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  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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


  7. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I didn't really intend to brag, I just intended to establish background for the statement I made.


    Yeah, you should probably stop doing that, voices in your head while you're reading slow you down. Grok the words.
     
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  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jeff, do you happen to know Crunch?
     


  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Nope. Is that a member somewhere around here or the nickname of a Russian mobster?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    TWSS
     


  12. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Wait, 15 SECONDS per page? Seriously???
     


  13. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     


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    aravenel Senior member

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    Gross.

    Reeses or Peppermint Patties are my candies of choice.
     


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