reading 500 wpm. .. I could skim a novel in half the time But I'm not going to enjoy it or really savor any part of the story. I could tell you a few main points of it, but I won't reading 500 wpm I could skim a novel in half the time But I'm not going to enjoy it or really savor any part of story tell you few main points but won't
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#3 - Proximity
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I could skim a novel in half the time


But I'm not going to enjoy it or really savor any part of the story. I could tell you a few main points of it, but I won't be saying "Oh yeah, it was a good book"

I get a lot of enjoyment from slowing down and really getting into scenes in the book. Building the images as I actively comprehend the story.

Yeah, I can see myself skimming a novel in record time, but that's like eating high-grade professionally cooked steak in an eating contest. Sure, you can do it, but you'll hardly enjoy what you'd have much more thoroughly loved if you savored it.
User avatar #53 to #3 - twofreegerbils
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This isn't designed for pleasure reading.
#155 to #53 - headhunternl
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User avatar #37 to #3 - Maroon
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You can enjoy it just fine because you comprehend it a lot better. I didn't have many friends when I was little and all I did was read all the ******* time. I used to go through a novel (ex. one of the harry potter books) in a day if I had nothing else going on. Reading the gif at 500wpm felt to my brain like that one half retarded kid who volunteers to read and then reads one word at a time without stringing them together to form a sentence. Once you get to a fast reading speed, you actually comprehend less when you take things slow because you start reading individual words rather than the complete thought they express.
#71 to #3 - WhattheNorris
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Agreed
User avatar #112 to #3 - hierophant
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Nailed it right on the head (wo)man. Thumb for you!
User avatar #142 to #3 - enigmaticspirit
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Speed reading sucks for novels, but when you have to plow through a ******** of chapters to plow through in a text book it can be nice.
User avatar #154 to #3 - payseht
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What if this was the norm?
There are people that read faster than me. Are they speed reading, or are they just reading at their pace, which is higher than my own? How about people that read slower than me? Are they enjoying the book more than me and I'm "skimming" through it?
Even when I'm reading fast, that doesn't mean I can't go back and read again if I didn't get something...

I'm just saying, you think it's fast because its pace is higher (noticeably) than the current standard. What if we implemented this in schools? Everyone would learn to read this fast and adjust in time so that they comprehend just as well as we do now at our speed. This would also help speeding up our thinking process, like math exercises are there to stimulate our problem solving skills.

I'm not entirely disagreeing with you, this is just a point of view I thought of while reading your comment.
User avatar #205 to #3 - OOOnelsonOOO
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via the authors site. Digital Books: Atlas Shrugged in a day? Technically it’s possible. You might want to take some breaks though. You might even want to stop to smell the roses. Keep in mind that just because you’ve got a Ferrari, driving it around town at 200mph is probably a bad idea. You’ll find that you’ve got your own personal speed that feels just right for almost every kind of content - we call this your Goldilock speed. It’s not too fast and not too slow. It’s just right for what you’re reading
User avatar #450 to #3 - revengeforfreeze
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Exactly! It's the progressive nature of the book that makes it interesting, else you could just watch a movie
#472 to #3 - anon id: 4eb4b8f4
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That is a valid point,

But I think this program brings most benefit when reading articles and educational material.
User avatar #169 to #3 - bakkenbears
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(05/14/2014) [-]
so well said sir
User avatar #240 to #3 - zahidlol
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its designed for speed reading, like if you have a novel to read as a class assignment and you don't really want to read it
User avatar #105 to #3 - Ruspanic
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Yeah but imagine how helpful this would be for reading assignments and textbooks and studying for exams and stuff. Or basically any reading that isn't for enjoyment.
#247 to #3 - cagetheelophant
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***** what?
This isn't a technique used to get the most pleasure out of reading, it's to make your act scores better.
The leading reason for people not getting perfect act English scores is inability to speed read.
#353 to #247 - shadowgandalf
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Regardless, it's still a dumb technique.
Yes, you will be able to read your piece fast as ****, asnd you will be able to remember most of what you read.
But give it a week, and you have forgotten 90% of what you read, because you didn't let it sink in.

It is ONLY usefull <Insert native tongue> classes and very specific jobs.
User avatar #442 to #353 - skypatrol
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***** who the **** cares if you cant remember what you remember what you read on the ACT / SAT
#443 to #442 - shadowgandalf
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So it's a skill only usefull in school? What the **** do i need it for then?
User avatar #445 to #443 - skypatrol
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possible applications:
any job in the world where you need to read to get the main points of something and then move on.
otherwise, go read however you want. no one is forcing you.
#213 to #3 - anon id: b7861943
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"speed reading" is not for enjoying literature. Why would you think that? It's for forcing yourself to read **** you don't care about. Now tell me that never happens.
#211 to #3 - anon id: c92db94d
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but maybe if youre used to reading 1000 wpm and then you take it to 500 or even 250 you will enjoy the **** out of that book just as much and be done with it 3 times faster than you normally would.
User avatar #435 to #3 - asongulol
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you are so articulate.
User avatar #453 to #435 - articulate
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Thanks.
#200 to #3 - onceapiece
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It might be more for people who are in school and need to read a few chapters fast. You could also use it to quickly re-read a prequel when the sequel comes out a few years later. It's not for everything, but I'd say it definitely has its uses.
User avatar #426 to #3 - welfarekid
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That is the same for everyone but I think this applies more to a educational standard, reading a textbook and retaining the information quicker, or reading a contract or agreement, reading a billboard on the interstate while driving, would be much easier. etc.
User avatar #147 to #3 - severepwner
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I'm pretty sure this is meant for things outside novel reading. Like the terms and conditions.
#343 to #3 - biater
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But I do a lot of reading for work. This would be extremely useful there.

From your example, if I was paid based on the amount of steak I ate, I'd like to eat steak faster, filet mignon or rump roast.
User avatar #124 to #3 - kandazz
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What if you had a book that had spritz parts in it for the action scenes? Like the whole of the book was just your standard book, but when the action kicked off there was a separate doodad with like that hooked up to the book with like, a chip hidden in the pages. I don't know. But I think that would be nice. A lot of the impact of what happens in action scenes in books gets lost on me because, while I'm not a slow reader, I read too slow.
User avatar #125 to #124 - kandazz
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I ****** up that sentence.
#297 to #3 - milenium
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The problem with a book is that you use half the time moving your eyes to the next word. But with this method you don't need to waste time on that.
You could still go at the same pace as you normally would and savor it, but you dont need to focus on where to place your eyes.
You can still fall into a trance like when you reeding a book, maybe faster when there is no focusing on which line you are on.

User avatar #80 to #3 - tittylovin
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>things slow readers say
#272 to #3 - anon id: 67a11f99
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Not to mention it'll be harder to remember what the **** you just read.
User avatar #48 to #3 - killerjhtwo
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I can read a ****** novel I don't really like in a day or two (with time out to do things I really want to do like eat, sleep or play vidya). But yeah, I can read as fast as most people can skim, it's just If I am reading a book I like, I like to slow down and drink it in.

I couldn't agree with you more.
User avatar #51 to #48 - killerjhtwo
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Okay, I just visited spritz and maxed their speed (700wpm).
It wasn't hard.
Although I did discover I don't always comprehend instantly. I'm lagging a few milliseconds or so behind, but the comprehension is there.

I don't know what that means, but it was interesting as ****.
User avatar #258 to #3 - baditch
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It can still be useful. Sometimes picking up a book feels like a chore either because Its mandatory or a friend recommended it and I feel obligated. If it snags my interest I will certainly slow down and read it as I normally would, but if I need to read 30 pages from a textbook I am constantly wishing I could get through it faster.
User avatar #27 to #3 - rainbowrush
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It's good for reading information stuff. I need a hard copy of fiction stuff I enjoy
User avatar #249 to #3 - assdoreponyfucker
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All the people in middle school would read really fast, Harry Potter for example, when we'd all finish a book, which took me a little longer because I like to read like you, and when I talk to them about key parts they didn't remember or retain it. It feels unnatural to skim for me.
#6 to #3 - lukeseven
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Totally agree.
Totally agree.
#8 to #6 - TheHutchie
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**TheHutchie rolled image** lukeseven's face when.   
   
 Got you back.
**TheHutchie rolled image** lukeseven's face when.

Got you back.
#14 to #8 - lukeseven
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**lukeseven rolled image**

TheHutchie.... we meet again.
#18 - sinery
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>Blinks
User avatar #64 to #18 - kingxddd
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nope, learn to bblink
User avatar #229 to #18 - bronybox
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I blinked and could still keep going. Reading speed too stronk.
User avatar #1 - kikzs
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Wow. Look. At. You. Go. Reading. At. 500. Words. Per. Minute.
that's how it felt reading that.
also, when you blink you lose anywhere from 1-3 words
User avatar #26 to #1 - rainbowrush
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You blink really slowly
User avatar #50 to #1 - killerjhtwo
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You blink when you see the punctuation points in the corner of your eye in the last few seconds, by the time you're done blinking you're reading the next one.
It's not hard?
User avatar #56 to #50 - kikzs
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well my apologies that I'm not as much as a genious as you are?
User avatar #340 to #1 - daentraya
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I didn't quite notice. Is it possible that my brain just patched the sentence up if it was unsure? None of them were out of the ordinary, and sheer expectation probably helped a lot. I would like this tried with the weirdest sentences possible
#471 to #1 - anon id: 3b39e507
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Mfw when I find 1
User avatar #109 to #1 - mortulance
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while I had no problem reading like this I must agree on the blinking, you are actively blinking when using this to avoid missing out on words.

also, did you do the math on that 1-3 words? 'cause that was spot-on correct considering average blinking time
User avatar #20 to #1 - saltymumbling
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dont blink duh
#107 - mikasuh
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Jesus Christ that was easy.   
   
Mfw when I did it at 500 wpm
Jesus Christ that was easy.

Mfw when I did it at 500 wpm
User avatar #185 to #107 - catchamp
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take a speed reading test. my speed is at about 1,200 words per minute
User avatar #436 to #185 - asongulol
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nerd
User avatar #452 to #436 - catchamp
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They see me mowing. My front lawn.
#391 to #107 - anon id: 048d8e1e
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MFW when?
You mean MFW.
#83 - roegath
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At first I was like...
At first I was like...
#111 to #83 - communistcentral
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best gif ive seen in a while
best gif ive seen in a while
User avatar #145 to #83 - melllvinnn
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It says:

WHEN GIFS WITH TEXT GO TOO FAST AND I HAVE TO WATCH MULTIPLE TIMES TO CATCH ALL THE WORDS WHICH MAY CONVEY IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUCH AS THAT SCIENTISTS CREATED A COMPUTER MEMORY CRYSTAL THAT STORE 360 TB OF DATA PER DISC AND LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1 MILLION YEARS BY USING PURE SILICA AND STORING THE DATA IN 5 DIMENSIONS; A FRENCH CANADIAN SOLDIER DURING WWII SINGLE-HANDEDLY CAPTURED 93 GERMAN SOLDIERS AND DECLINED THE INVITATION TO BE DECORATED BECAUSE ACCORDING TO HIM, GENERAL MONTGOMERY, WHO WAS GIVING THE AWARD, WAS INCOMPETENT AND WAS IN NO POSITION TO BE GIVING OUT METALS (his chin balls fall off now) DISNEY REJECTED BACK TO THE FUTURE BECAUSE THE MOTHER/SON STORYLINE WAS NOT APPROPRIATE, WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER SOME INFORMATION FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND BEGIN TO NOTICE IT EVERYWHERE, YOURE EXPERIENCING SOMETHING CALLED THE (i cant understand the blurry text sorry) PHENOMENON, MARK TWAIN WAS BORN SHORTLY AFTER H- (to blurry to read anymore, sign falls off at this point)
User avatar #288 to #145 - whiterabbitfoot
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Mark Twain was born shortly after Haley's comet, and predicted he would "go out with it"too. And he died a after the comets subsequent return. Part of the manhattan project involved injecting patients with plutonium to see what might happen and for every lion cub that lives to be one years old its parents waited nearly 3000 times (END)

there you guys go, deleted the first to make a correction
User avatar #261 to #145 - ugoboom
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thank you based vanu
#264 to #261 - melllvinnn
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ugoboom

This is,
the third time,
you do this.

To me.

I ******* have your name imprinted in my brain. In the back of my eyes. Whenever I see the ******* colour red on PS2 I'm always thinking automatically, "hey its that team that ugoboom dude's on from Funnyjunk. Remember how he hates you just because you're masterrace? Yea **** that guy"

U wanna *******_ fight_ or something?

I'll ******* mess you the **** up ******.

Esamir, Waterson, the Rink, 11AM EST tommorow

U'll think ill forget,

I'll be dere.
ill be dere
#265 to #264 - ugoboom
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***** I got school I cant do this ****
#267 to #265 - melllvinnn
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#268 to #267 - ugoboom
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#274 to #268 - melllvinnn
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just made this
just made this
#276 to #274 - ugoboom
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#282 to #276 - melllvinnn
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User avatar #303 to #145 - utahndruglord
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It's called The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, for anyone who wants to know.

www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/
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#43 - felixjarl
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My eyes hurt now.
My eyes hurt now.
#214 to #43 - Iamawsomo
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#69 - tarnis
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#231 - pimpjesus
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kinda reminded me of this
kinda reminded me of this
#104 - jalthelas
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Damn, I kept up.
Damn, I kept up.
#128 - ruckallthefules
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I.read.it.like.this.the.whole.time.