“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
According to the purpose of our reading, our speed of reading would vary. If we read for some specific information or relaxation, the speed will go up as high as 600 to 800 words per minute whereas while reading for self-enrichment, evaluation or criticism, the speed will be naturally slow ranging from 100 to 250 words per minute. On the one hand, the time at our disposal is much limited but on the other hand, our desire is to read as many books as possible within the limited time.
To make both the ends meet, we should follow certain techniques so that we can treble our speed without any trouble. A real effort will pay back even an eight- fold return. Rapid readi n g , apart from a time saving device, will also bless us with a bonus of better understanding, concentration, retention and recall within a period of three....