1000 Words per Minute! (update 1)

2 05 2009

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      Ever since I was in third grade I can remember being a slow reader. I was the slowest in my entire class. Even just a few months ago I was reading most material at the same speed I could say it out loud (200 words per minute).

      Then I realized just how much more I could take in if I didn’t have to sounds the words out in my hear one by one. How many more books could I read in a year?! How much more information could I take in and process towards self-development and writing my own material?!

      So I ordered “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading.” Not because I think I’m a complete idiot, or even a partial idiot, but because the book had good reviews and didn’t cost me much.

      A few months in and my comfortable reading speed is up to about 500 word per minute.

      So here’s the experiment:

      I want to be able to read 1000 words per minute by July 1st, 2009.

      That means doubling my current reading speed and keeping my comprehension in tow months. I had this written down as one of my “by 2010” goals, but seriously, I think I can do it in less time.

      If I don’t, at least you’ll have some funny stories to read about me trying. I’ll b posting back here in a few weeks time with another update, stay tuned.