|By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit|
How fast can everyone read? Not really words per minute wise, but maybe books since they are a familar base. For example, I can read Farenheit 451 in 2-3 weeks. That factors in school,free-time..etc. I'm a very slow reader and am worried because I still have alot of summer reading left and I have about a month left to read 2 five hundred page books. Is it possible? Can I pull it off? Anyone have any stories of their own 'reading feats' to motivate me?
Thanks for your help guys.
|By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 09:15 pm: Edit|
I can finish a novel in a 3 hours usually. One of those high school 200-400 page novels.
Speedreading I can do and read but I hardly retain any information except the gist of it, so I rarely speedread. But if I TRIED REAL HARD and just focused on getting the gist of it, I can probably read a novel in 10 minutes. The thing is to focus on important nouns/verbs and reading sentences as one.
I can usually finish a High school textbook of 700-1000 pages in about a week if I really tried, but usually I got other stuff so it takes me 2 weeks.
I'm a pretty fast reader but the thing is, slow readers read words at a time. Normal people read two or three words at a time. The fast readers read SENTENCES at a time. That is what you have to change, start trying to read sentences as words instead of just going one word to the next.
|By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit|
i read fast. always have... good books = me stuck to that book until i'm finished, no matter the consequences. well... if there's school etc, i MAY space out the reading of the books. when i read those good books during summer... i can't talk to anybody... only get up to go to the bathroom, it's really bad.
i hate good books when I have other things I am required to do because the good books are huge temptations and occupy my time... haha
angels and demons: 11:30pm to: 3-4am
i read sentences at a time and can pretty much remember the details of the story... except for like the harry potter books cuz some of the details tend to all mesh together... i don't remember if its from book 3 or 4, etc.
speedreading: 10minutes? maybe if i'm just reviewing the book that i already read. heh... i would not want to ruin the book by just simply scanning it for key phrases... unless i hated the book
sorry of the unscholarlyness of this post... (too much periods, lowercase, etc) - but just writing in a hurry. haha
|By Ucbhopeful (Ucbhopeful) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit|
who cares if you read fast? depends how much you can absorb the information in a given amount of time...sure you can read fast, but do you understand ALL OF THE MATERIAL? do you grasp certain concepts? that is certainly better than speed reading.
|By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 01:04 am: Edit|
Well I read fast not because I necessarily want to read fast, but because the book is so engrossing that I just want to keep reading. I'm always depressed when a good book ends!
I can definitely understand the material and if I don't, I re-read that particular part. I also make predictions as to what's going to happen; and most of the time I'm right. i.e., I figure out what they should do or the answer to something a lot of pages before the main characters do... it makes me laugh, esp. if it's a favorite author.
For school textbooks, I don't read as fast as I do for leisure novels. But I read as fast as I can, while absorbing all the info (and re-reading if I don't). I have a semi-photographic memory as well so that helps a lot.
|By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 03:30 pm: Edit|
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