And I so need to be able to read faster and comprehend what I’ve read.
The stuff I am reading now is so complicated I am spending time just mulling over the guy’s use of words. When he says “phenomenal nature of music” does he mean ‘phenomenal’ as in something that has to be experienced (I think this is actually what he means) rather than as in something remarkably good (as in hey that music is just phenomenal!!). All this takes thinking time in order that I can understand the argument.
It will take me forever to read this stuff at this rate.
Have done the course but am not practising enough to get really fast. Lots of reading lies ahead next year on my Masters so I really need to do this.
Was on Thursday. I got up to 664 wpm. I’m sure I can do more with practice.
However I do agree that reading for pleasure is not to be done at this speed. Sometimes passages are so beautifully written that you need to slow down and savour them. Reading for pleasure should be just that, not a a quick sprint through a novel, but something to take your time over.
But then there are all the things I need to read for work and my course, that are just information. And a quick blast through these at high speed will be very useful to do.
Not been doing my practice. I really really need to do this so I really really need to practice. The follow up day for my course is on Thursday so I promise to do at least 10 mins a day between now and then!
...from 305 wpm to 457 wpm on the half day course. I now have to practice 10 mins a day and we have a follow up in a few weeks. So need to do this, it will save me so much time.
The course starts on Thursday. We have been tld to take a fiction book we read recently and some typical work documents. Oh dear!! Can’t remember the last time I read a “story book”, I have so much reading for my studying to do that I fel guilty of I pick up a novel, and my work / study reading is mainly done on line on the screen, not from documents. I think they will find me a difficult customer.
I really need this for my job and my studies. Though not sure if it will enhance novel reading as somehow I feel that needs to be savoured and not rushed through.