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The Different Speed Reading Methods Available
There are several speed reading methods that students employ for their study. These methods include Meta guiding, skimming, and Rapid Serial Visual Presentation to mention just but a few.
Meta guiding is one of the oldest techniques in speed reading and it involves the use of one’s finger or a pointer to guide your eyes to specific words. This helps the eye move faster along the length of a passage or text. Meta guiding speeds up the visual cortex and increases one’s visual span enabling a person to take in a whole line and even be able to imprint the information into their subconscious for after retrieval.
Skimming is a process whereby one visually searches sentences of a page for clues or meaning. It’s more profound in adults than children and is conducted at a higher rate of about 700 words and above per minute. With this method, one really isn’t learning how to read faster but rather skipping information or words that seem unnecessary, thereby being able to cover a wider section of reading.
Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) is a method employed by most digital speed reading systems. It involves concentrating on single words being flashed on a screen, one at a time. The sweeping motion of words, one at a time, catches the attention of the eyes and helps one to read quickly.