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SPEED READING

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SqueakyToy, May 18, 2017.

  1. SqueakyToy

    SqueakyToy Registered Member

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    Hello guys, it's my first post there, so thought i'd say hi before i ask my question(s) :)

    Im straight out of college with some basic knowledge experience in IM - made some money while studying from a health blog + Pinterest traffic//dropshipping + fb ads//freelance video editing).

    I stumbled upon BHW a few weeks ago and decided to join, since the community seems great! (this is the first forum i've ever joined).

    The reason i'd like to talk to you about speed reading - there is so much great info about everything on the site + i found joy in reading books, so i'd like to absorb as much knowledge from you guys + ready as many books with good stories while relaxing. Speed reading should allow me to read faster = read more guides/methods here on a daily basis, read more journeys, and read more books :)

    I read some articles about speed reading, and i am seriously interested in learning the craft. Is anyone familiar with speed reading, and can anyone recommend a good book that "teaches" speed reading?

    I read some reviews on google, but i figured i'd present the topic to you and see what you think about it.
     
  2. zanderzero

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    Spending the time to learn how to speed read would just take longer overall. That should be the last thing your thinking about.
     
  3. Zatoichi

    Zatoichi Junior Member

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    I don't know much about speed reading. There seems to be a controversy about how much of knowledge you can retain when you speed to quickly through material. Some good concepts and deeper knowledge requires contemplation. Personally, I wouldn't trade deeper understanding for a superficial memory of greater number of facts.
     
  4. SqueakyToy

    SqueakyToy Registered Member

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    I don't disagree with you, but i imagine that you learn about it more through reading more and more...
     
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    SqueakyToy Registered Member

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    Some of the books/methods i see "promise" understanding better, remembering longer - while reading faster.
    Winston Churchill is said to finish reading books in a short period of time (if i remember, the article said that he read a book before his breakfast); apparently he could go through paragraphs in seconds and comprehend them.
    Hope someone who has tried this will come and tell us if it works, if not - i'll have to try it! :)
     
  6. JustUs

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    I was taught speed reading in High School. The method used was Evelyn Woods Speed reading. By the time I finished the course I could read over 3500 words per minute. However, reading at that speed is simply reading because you have little comprehension of what you read. This is fine for recreational reading, but not at all suitable for technical reading or reading for comprehension.

    Rather than a speed reading course, it might be more helpful to read for comprehension by reading the first and last sentence in a paragraph and let that guide you to determine whether you want to read the paragraph more fully. The majority of material in a text book, or a technical book or manual, or an online article is simply filler. The first sentence in a well written paragraph will state what the paragraph is about. The last sentence should summarize the paragraph.
     
  7. redarrow

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    Speed reading only relly works on subjects you no very well ,A lot of ppl say i " had a glimps what you said " " i had a quick look "

    Like i say speed reading on topics you no well , is ok .

    But on subjects and methods you dont no in depth wont work.

    Unfortunately internet marketing is judge on what you do then what you have read .

    Reading is good but mostly practical helps only for internet marketing .

    So both go in hand and trust me speed reading wont help at all

    There no reason to learn internet marketing so fast as your just lose money or not understand a method properly.

    The internet don't move that fast so reading a subject to get down on it might take a long time for the internet to process it . Like indexing a website , you can read as much as you like might take 3 months to index a normal website .....

    Some methods take a long time to mature into a real income
     
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    Tried it last week using a site called spreeder and didn't really like it.
     
  9. SqueakyToy

    SqueakyToy Registered Member

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    I do not intend to learn things with speedreading - my goal is to learn speed reading so i can read through posts faster, and if i am interested, i'd read it slowly with attention, to understand it better - so it would be like a filter for what to pay attention to and what to skip :)
    And when reading books recreationally, for that also.

    thank you for the info, recreational reading is the reason i mentioned this in the first place, and to apply it here - just to decide if the post is worth the attention, if it is, to read is it slowly and to understand/remember what it says :)