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[–] Firevine 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I had a little trouble at the latter half of 500 wpm. I read pretty quickly, but retention is a bit of a problem if I zip through something.

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Like, I still get the words, but I get a kind of hypnotoad feeling from it.

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[–] Al_Rubyx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I didn't have a problem with 500. I could probably go a lot higher, but the first time I saw this gif I had a little trouble with 500. This is only like the second time I've seen this too. Maybe they're actually onto something.

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[–] baneofretail 7 points 0 points (+7|-7) ago 

That was the perfect speed for me. I've always been a fast reader. In school when we did round robin reading, I would always read ahead of the idiot reading out loud and just start reading where I finished. I had a bunch of assholes at school who thought that sounding out words was cool, but when I was called on to read I was 4 pages ahead of them and they all had no idea of what was going on, it made the teacher stop pandering to these assholes and make them work.

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[–] tcp 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Your teacher was giving you busywork in the form of a teambuilding exercise, but you were too smart for that. Good on you, but I read at least 1 million words per minute by skipping to the last page, dummy.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I had no trouble but I support this if it'll finally get more people to read more, classical literature and history would help a lot of people in personal, professional,and political life these days

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[–] antiracistNew 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Classical literature like Mein Kampf.

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[–] Shekelstein6M 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

*Kampf

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i mean i reread that every now and then but it might not be for everyone

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Nah, I need to stop and ponder. You may as well listen to an audio book if you don't want to get properly absorbed and get a flow going. At least you can get on with some housework while listening.

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[–] Quintus_Sertorius 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Half the fun about reading is stopping to think about what you read. Ponder about it, try to guess where everything is going, what the characters motives are, create your own theories and wonder. Relieve the scenes in your head, connect the dots, etc.

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[–] philomath 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can still do that with an audiobook.

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[–] philomath 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I love audiobooks and can easily get lost in them on a long run. You just have to listen to the right ones...as you say, stopping to ponder or dissect an idea doesn't work well.

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[–] jaceame 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Spreed also exists for reading things online. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spreed-speed-read-the-web/ipikiaejjblmdopojhpejjmbedhlibno

Honestly this destroys my reading comprehension.

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[–] mig2k 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

thank you for this!

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[–] antiracistNew 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I learned that reading like this removes comprehension. But maybe something as simple as making a vowel red restores comprehension.

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[–] Shekelstein6M 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Reading like this is supposed to train your brain to stop vocalising words in your mind. This is supposed to increase your reading speed and comprehension when reading plain text.

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[–] Al_Rubyx 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I still vocalized every word in my mind at 500.

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[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It does not work in test after test. There is only so much you can do to speed up reading with out a drop off in reading comprehension.

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[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Test after test has shown that reading comprehension drops with any method of speed reading. The counter is that reading more is still better than not reading at all.

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[–] Al_Rubyx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But is speed reading twice (or more) as much material as good as slowly reading half as much?

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[–] Vaati 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What I read on the method was that it's not that you can't comprehend what you read, but that there's no way to speed up the rate at which you store information. Since much more information is thrown at you in a given time while the ability to retain it is unchanged, people don't remember nearly as much as if they read it traditionally.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Did everything at 500 wpm say 666Satan666, or am I just seeing things?

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[–] TendiesHitTheFloor [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

If it did that's hilarious and the clinton foundation must be the creator of the app.

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[–] Mariner00 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That was neat. Can you slip subliminal material into something like this? Does that even work on people?

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[–] Sanji 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Neat.

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