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Posts Tagged: speed reading

Slow Reading

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As much as many of us would love to read faster so that we could read more books, science points to speed reading as little more than efficient skimming, partially because the eye has a limited range where it can truly focus: A deeper problem, however—and the one that also threatens the new speed-reading apps—is […]

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Speed Reading the Man-Booker Shortlist

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To test reading software Spritz, an app that helps readers achieve high words-per-minute rates, Rob Boffard decided to start with the Man-Booker shortlist. He used the program to read Joshua Ferris’s 110,000 word novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. He achieved upwards of 700wpm, but concludes ultimately that to speed-read novels, the software […]

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Slow Down, Speed Reading Enthusiasts

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Last week, we talked about the new speed reading app Spritz, which promises to have us reading faster than we ever thought possible. As it turns out, it may not be possible after all—or so argues this article up at The Atlantic. Most research concludes that “as speed increases, comprehension deteriorates.” And why are we […]

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