Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading faster on the computer screen, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
- One of the most fundamental speed reading techniques…involves the use of your hand as a guide while reading.…What if you're reading on the computer screen?…It's not very practical to drag your hand…across the screen while reading…and if you're reading from a touchscreen…this is problematic.…In this video, we're going to talk about…how you can read faster on the computer screen…without using your hand as a guide.…First, let's talk about the challenges involved…with reading on the computer screen.…One study show that the average person…reads 20 to 30 percent slower on the computer screen…as opposed to reading on the printed page.…
Part of the reason has to do with comfort.…Keep in mind, when you're reading on computer screen,…a light is being beamed directly at your eyes,…which can cause some discomfort…after reading for long periods of time.…It's always a good idea to make sure…you adjust the brightness of your screen…so you can read as comfortably as possible.…Comfort is not the only challenge.…Distractions are the main reason why…
The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the "read and recall" method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.
- Measuring your reading speed
- Reading faster on the computer
- Reading groups of words
- Previewing and overviewing
- Improving comprehension and retention
- Understanding the 80/20 principle of reading
- Reading magazines, textbooks, diagrams, and ebooks