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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Does anyone know the proper technique to speed reading - I have to read like 450 pages in 2 days, among other things, and I really don't want to stay up reading this textbook - Any ideas? I try to skim through and keep my eyes on it, but it doesn't work. Is anybody proficient in this? I understand there are classes for it, so is it so extensive, it can't be taught in a forum? 😳 --- Thanks for your help 😉

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Since I've never been formally trained, I don't know if I can help you, but since I've been tested at 1800 words per minute at 85% comprehension, I'll tell you what I do.

Instead of wasting time scanning the page line by line, left to right, I go straight down the page since you can see the entire page without the side to side motion, It takes practice, though.

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

Very impressive Crash!

I've never done the formal training route, what "speed reading" I can do just comes from experience (reading journal articles, textbooks, you name it). Sorry Crosscheck, sounds a little too short of a time frame to learn this one 😉 . However, moments like this will eventually start to add up and you'll get a pretty good handle of it over time!

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Thanks for the tips guys - I'm currently on page 53 😕 - Alot more to go, and it's frustrating - I just visited the forum to take a break - This really is a skill I need to learn 😉

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

Haha, I know how you feel crosscheck. I've been working on some semiconductory theory homework and taking some breaks here and there as well. Sadly speed reading won't help my problems 😉 .

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jarred_01 Captain

So what is the textbook about crosscheck?

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

jarred_01 wrote:

So what is the textbook about crosscheck?

Russia and it's republics...in detail 😕

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jarred_01 Captain

Sounds very thrilling. 😉

I'm thankful that I am not you!

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Currently on Day 2, page 384 Crying or Very sad

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Cheer up. You're almost done. 🙄

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Well, I'm finally finished with that blasted book! 😕 - I still have other work to do, but hey, the hardest is done 😳 . It can be quite a struggle getting through these with patience, but hey, I'M DONE!! 😀

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jarred_01 Captain

Congrads on finally finishing your book!! 👍

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Well done, Crosscheck!

Why did they ask you to read that book in 2 days?

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

We're being prepared for mid-terms -- We have a "mock" exam coming, just to get an idea of where we need improvement, but it's being heavily graded. School's a mystery Crying or Very sad

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jarred_01 Captain

Sure is a mystery, our new nationwide system called 'NCEA' is rubbish. You dont even get your marks back in percentages. 🙄 I have History and Science exams coming up in a week or so, better get studying flat out.

I failed the mock exams that we did a month or so ago, however they are a year ahead of what I actually am.

Oh well, schools out for 8 week Christmas break in 4 or so weeks, so that is something to look forward to, at least. 🙂

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

crosscheck9 wrote:

We're being prepared for mid-terms -- We have a "mock" exam coming, just to get an idea of where we need improvement, but it's being heavily graded. School's a mystery Crying or Very sad

I got it.

In my school I had to take some mock exams too. They were a bit hard... 😕

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Micah Captain

i agree with crash about the up and down scan, i speed read but have never been tested and believe you would need to have someone with you to demonstrate it.

Micah 😉

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