We live in an age of information glut. The data stream is growing faster than we can accommodate him. And most of it is covered still reading. While some have given up trying to keep up with the ever-growing stream of data and focus on slowing down – for example through audio books. But the others to develop strategies to create more in less time. The technique of speed reading, for example, to enable people to the reading speed at the two-to threefold increase without understanding noticeably suffer. As we read when reading the eye moves jerkily.
It jumps in the line of a fixation point to the next. During the fixation information be included, while the jumps (saccades), the information is processed. At normal size, information can be obtained from an area about 17-19 characters is large (perceptual span), 3-4 and 14-15 characters to the right character to the left of the fixation point. Words can even just 7-8 characters to the right point of fixation are recognized (word identification span). An average reader creates about 250 words per minute, with about 75% of all short and 65% of function words omitted. Because reading is already predicted words from the sentence structure and the context of the text, well-structured texts with clear structures are read faster, because more words can be omitted.
Very nested text and contents unknown, however, require a closer reading, making the reading speed decreases. Who now wants to increase his reading speed up to 700 words, to advance to the group of fast readers should note the following points. Practice makes perfect new, unfamiliar words are read letter by letter, but then stored as an image with the corresponding meaning. The more skilled a reader, the greater the number of stored words and phrases, the faster and hence its flow of reading. He makes less jumps and captures more information per breakpoint. Concentration and interest in who does not the matter is or is not interested in a text takes much longer to capture him. The eye lingers too long on the fixation of points, jump back to often read two or three passages. Good lighting and environment and setting upright posture also help such as a ruler as a reading aid. One should consciously try to read fast to capture large areas and not every word, but to understand the meaning of each sentence. No back-and-jumping to, but concentrated Machining line by line. Anyone who reads a lot every day in this way, his reading speed is quite automatically increase on the average. Eventually, however, then you go on the increased pace of understanding. The design of the text font size, font and line length are factors that can affect not the reader. If he is lucky, the text in columns to about 50 characters is set, with enough but not too much space between lines, in a serif font between 10 and 14 pt size. Too long and too closely set rows confuse the eye. A familiar theme, well-known writings, and is case-sensitive impact is also satisfactory. Conclusion All these things help, the sequential read, so the comprehension of a text from start to finish to speed. In addition, there are other ways in which the technique of diagonal reading. But this gets lost a lot of information. In order to process texts more quickly in their entirety, can only help a practice: practice, practice.