How to Use This Program
how we learned to read (slowly)
How you use this program depends mainly on
what you want out of it. Very few people are interested in doing
the work required to be able to read at thousands of words per
minute. Most people read below 400 words per minute, and would
like to read a bit faster - maybe twice their present speed - without
sacrificing (and possibly improving) comprehension.
We don't always read at the same speed, but adjust our speed to the
nature of the material and to the reason that we are reading it.
Obviously, we won't read a study assignment at the same rate that we
read the newspaper. Familiarity with the subject matter and the
terminology is a huge factor. Few of us read in a foreign
language (some study assignments are like that) at the same speed as in
our native language.
you want to give this a serious try, plan on devoting 30 - 45
minutes a day (preferably at the same time each day)
for a couple of
weeks (OK, you can have weekends off.)
Before Starting - Take one of the Reading
Tests on the Internet and
note your speed.
a. 10-15 minutes of Number/Letter Recognition and
b. 10-15 minutes of
Reading and Retention, Levels I
c. 10-15 minutes of Reading for Speed.
Take the same or a different Reading
Test and see how much you've
a. Try to diagnose your problem areas, and the
exercises that attack these.
b. Spend at least half of your time on Reading for
c. Try to apply these principles to ALL of your
Take a different Reading Test,
but not for your final grade. You
can give yourself a final grade about five years from now.
Let me know how you did