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Learn how to Speed Read


IMPORTANT NOTICE: with increased speed of reading (skim reading) your accuracy of reading comprehension decreases! (Carroll, 2003; Carvers, 1987) read more at http://www.skepdic.com/speedreading.html)

This is something I definitely will try to master!

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References:

Carroll, R. T. (2003). The skeptic’s dictionary: A collection of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions. New York: Wiley. Retrieved March 31, 2010, from the The Skeptic’s Dictionary database, http://www.skepdic.com/speedreading.html

Carver, R. P. (1987). Teaching rapid reading in the intermediate grades: Helpful or harmful?. Reading Research and Instruction, 26(2), 65-76.

ABSTRACT: Bergquist (1984) has contended that children can be trained to increase their reading rate without any loss of comprehension. He cites 11 studies that supposedly provide a wealth of supporting research. These 11 studies, plus other more recent research on reading rate, have been closely examined. It was concluded that rapid reading results in a decrease in the accuracy of comprehension. This makes rapid reading training potentially harmful unless it is presented as a skimming skill.


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