Ramont Smith

Ramont Smith

Reading Faster to Learn Easier

Reading in the academic world involves recognizing and understanding text in order to apply existing concepts to new problems, as well as discovering solutions. In reality, reading is the intake of information regardless of its delivery method. Although we learn how to read during school and are encouraged to take on challenges by progressing towards more complex texts, some students end up developing poor reading habits. Sub vocalization, regression and other similar issues reduce their overall speed of comprehension, leading to lower academic performance. By acquiring strong accelerate reading techniques however, students will be able to improve their capacity for understanding content easier with reduced effort required. This can be seen metaphorically as the difference between “breathing through a straw” – when bad habits persist – and taking full breaths when accelerator techniques are learned – leading towards far better performance rates.

Do you want to read faster? Everyone has the potential to think at speeds greater than their reading speed. For example, it’s possible to listen to some songs and comprehend the lyrics even if someone is speaking faster than we are accustomed to. We typically read between 300-400 words per minute. However, there are people who can read up to 1000 words per minute. To unlock our full potential for learning, we need to discover ways of accessing information that encourages our minds to move beyond reading limitations. 

Fortunately, there are many techniques that can train your mind to absorb printed text easier and faster. These methods can help you optimize your reading skills, by allowing you to take in more information with less effort and strain on your eyes. I’ve developed proven methods during my academic career which I now share in my transformative workshop – providing an effective foundation for those looking to read much faster and learn with greater ease and efficiency.
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