Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Tips for reading on tablets, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
- Most of the techniques we described in this course…can be applied to reading on a tablet.…But there are some situations where you need…to make adjustments for touch screens…like the iPad or the Kindle.…Earlier in this course, we talked about how using your hand…as a guide can help you concentrate better,…and thus improve your reading speed.…On a tablet, this obviously is problematic.…So instead of using your hand as a pacer,…you can try using the opposite end…of a pen to guide your eyes.…Just move the pen smoothly and lightly…across the screen so you don't scratch the surface.…
This can be a useful alternative…but what if you don't have a pen…or what if it just isn't practical for you to use a pen?…You can also use a speed-reading technique…that involves the use of Fixation Points.…Here's how the technique works.…You pick two or three fixation points on the line…and focus your eyes on these points…to read groups of words at a time.…For example, if your lines are somewhat narrow,…let's say you have somewhere between…
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