Speed reading techniques

Of the many techniques I read about, the following seemed the most convincing to me:


1. Improve your physical and mental conditions.

2. Remove distractions from reading device and environment.

3. Locate important bits of the text. Hotspots help (sub-heads, bold, italics, graphs)

4. Push self to read fast


1. Read phrases instead of words, which needs avoiding sub-vocalisation

2. Use a guiding tool (finger, pen or index card)

3. If the text is familiar (topic, characters, style), ensure you do a flash mental review before you read.


If said reading is important and worth remembering, make a short note. Perhaps a tl;dr version.

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