Reading Faster Makes For More Free Time
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There’s so much information we have to deal with nowadays. It’s hard to keep up with it all. By improving our reading skills we could save a lot of time and spend what we save on things that matter most, like family.
Spreeder can help you.
The interface is very simple as it should be because it’s only designed to accept the text you paste into its window and then shows you that text one word at at time for you to read.
Why one word at a time? The short answer is: subvocalization. It’s when we hear ourselves “speak” the words we read in our head. This results in slowing down our reading. The solution is to be able to recognize the words we read without having to say them in our head. So reading this way trains us to read faster.
When reading a book, the solution is simple: just trace your finger or the eraser-end of a pencil along the words as you read them. Make it go slightly faster than you normally read so you can make your eyes catch up a little.
When reading online try using this bookmarklet. Having this in your browser’s toolbar makes it easy for you to select text on a web page and have those words shown to you in the same fashion described above.
Inspired by zenhabits.