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Speed-Reading: How I’ve increased my reading speed by 79%

February 1, 2010 2 comments

Reading for me has of late become a chore. With up to 40 hours worth per week for my course, I time and again find it hard, no, impossible to adjust, sit back and revel in some light reading. Coupled with a boiled-down attention span when it comes to reading, one thing I routinely notice is that I abandon and abdicate from books (mainly novels) at least 70% of the time. I get two thirds of the way through, momentum ceases, I hit a brick wall, and sentence the book to a life on the shelf with a tatty dog-ear on page 160 to deceive myself that one day, just one day, I will finish that book. Predictably, it rarely happens.

For all that, over the past few weeks, I have, despite delay, indulged myself in researching and practising speed-reading. This is where certain reading habits are developed to dramatically increase reading speeds (mine has increased by 79%) almost immediately. And through developing this disposition, reading rates should continue to increase with practice. Read more…

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Study Hacks- A Study Blog to Behold

January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

The most poignant and bloody-minded entry on the list right now is to get a ‘decent degree’. This is my Everest. Mein Kampf. The one area of life where I need as much guidance, sustenance, advice and help as I can get.

Though a little late for me now, B pointed me in the direction of Study Hacks. This is by far the most useful study blog I’ve found, and allegedly the most popular on the net, so I’m surely not lacking good company. There are a few posts that I sorely wish I’d read in my first year to avoid hours of stress and agitation with my subject. But Hey Ho. C’est la vie. Read more…