I love reading. It's one of the passions of my days. But, there are times when I need to just finish the book fast, so that I'll know what happens or so I can review it. And, once upon a time, I had to finish the book because I was having a test on it the next day (or in 15 minutes).
Yes, speed reading has its place in discussions of literature and reading, but it's a topic that can often be confusing and frustrating. We're not just talking about finishing the assignment. As readers, we need to comprehend and be able to apply what we've read. And, as bibliophiles (lovers of the written word), we enjoy savoring the lines, getting the most out of every morsel of wordage. How much good does it do when we read it super-duper-fast? Do you cringe when you're forced to rush through those golden words? (Or perhaps you prefer to read in a hurry... get through, and then read again.)
But, NOW, you're probably chin-deep in homework: reading, writing, test-taking, and essays. There's no end in sight. I remember the stacks of books I read for my literature classes. I loved every minute of it. I learned so much, and I read so many amazing works of literature in those years... But, I also remember the stress and the worry--as I madly tried to keep up with my work load--both in and out of the literature classroom. So, in view of all that, here are some tips to help you read with more speed: How to Improve Your Reading Speed.
If you have tips for how you're able to read with speed, please post your suggestions.