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The XcellaReader program is really amazing at introducing and teaching their speed reading system. It has really opened my eyes to the reality of reading at thousands of words per minute. It has really created a lot of value for me, in saving time, being able to read through my book list.
This means that you mentally say what you read. This is probably the hardest problem of all to correct. The real problem with sub-vocalizing is that when a person is told about it, they stop moving their mouths, but their mind is still saying the words.- Free ebook -
In a group you will see their eyes moving, darting, quite rapidly back and forth across the page. They're not sure what they read, they wandered off or got distracted. What they are doing is reading something like this:
"in the early morning... the early morning sunlight the brook... morning sunlight the brook sparkled like glittering diamonds... sparkled like glittering diamonds."- Free ebook -
The difference between a slow reader and a fluent reader is, the slow reader is still reading one or possibly two words at a time. Their eyes are stopping or fixating on one or two words, taking a picture, then reading them. The fluent reader's eyes take a picture, or fixate on a larger number of words and then read them all together.- Free ebook -