How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies | Brain Pickings

Posted: March 21, 2013 in tool
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How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies

via How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies | Brain Pickings.

  • Preview — If It’s Long and Hard
    • Read the entire first two paragraphs of whatever you’ve chosen. Next read only the first sentence of each successive paragraph. Then read the entire last two paragraphs.
  • Skim — If It’s Short and Simple
    • Think of your eyes as magnets. Force them to move fast. Sweep them across each and every line of type. Pick up only a few key words in each line.
  • Cluster — to Increase Speed AND Comprehension
    • Train your eyes to see all the words in clusters of up to three or four words at a glance.
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