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Speed reading is for idiots

You’ve probably seen those annoying ads for apps or browser extensions promising to help you read 300 percent faster.

Essentially they scan for keywords, chunk ideas together and minimize subvocalization. Skipping all the individual words and syllables is meant to allow you to read faster than ever. That’s the theory.

Only problem is the faster you read, the less you understand and the less you retain. Just because everything feels like it’s getting quicker doesn’t mean you have to speed up. 

Maybe it’s time to change gears and slow down.


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