Infographic: Learn How to Speed Read

I’m extremely interested in how we read the way we read — lately that interest has led to some scrutiny of the ways in how we might change our reading habits. I’m still undecided on speed reading … but I sure do like infographics.

Want to read faster? A lot of it comes down to good reading practices, some of which are obvious enough (cut down on distractions, be mindful of time). But we all sometimes need reminders on what we already know. Reading quicker can be a virtue, but there’s nothing wrong with re-reading, either.

If you’re also really interested, you might want to check out Tim Ferris’ blog post on this topic (“Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes”), and let me know what you think.

Mediabistro (“Learn How to Speed Read with Handy Infographic”) passes along this nifty infographic —


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I run the ThinkLab at the University of Cambridge, and research digital habits, productivity, and wellbeing.

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