Spreeder - A fast way to improve your speed reading Thursday, December 18, 2008
I've been fortunate to develop an ability to speed read over the years, albeit I confess I've no idea exactly how fast.
It's an important skill, especially if you are time pressured, and improvements in your speed will genuinely free up more time.
Hence I was impressed by the free online application, Spreeder, that aims to help you do just that and which is a breeze to operate. Using text you provide, it renders the text on screen in a configuration and speed you specify e.g. 200 words per minute and three words at a time. By gradually ratcheting up the speed, you should be able to increase your reading efficiency. Of course, the important thing is not to sacrifice your comprehension of the content for speed!
Thanks to Andrew Dubber of New Music Strategies fame for pointing this one out.