Speed reading as a technique was developed by Mrs. Evelyn Wood in 1959. Impressed by her professor who read and graded a term paper of eighty pages in ten minutes she went on to observing reading methods of fast readers and developed the first ever speed reading technique.
Speed reading is a method that aims at improving the speed of reading and comprehension. The need for speed reading is obvious, as the volume of texts to be read on an average has been increasing since the invention of the printing machine.
And, increasing your reading speed can make a significant change in your life.
So, what can you do to accelerate your speed of reading? To get started, you can pick up a non-fiction book. Why? Because the fiction one contains lots of dialogues which means contains many breaks in the text. Those breaks might slow down the speed of reading.
Also, dont pick a thick book. Three hundred pages would be the most. Get a book that you are interested in. It will help a lot.
Dont practice speed reading while you feel tired or not in the mood. To get the best out of it, youd better try it while you are in a good mood. You can try a pleasant morning or...