Understanding your eyes


The simple observation of how the eyes of a slow or average reader move can have a very dramatic effect on reading speed. Once you have identified the characteristics that lead to slow reading you can eradicate or reverse these behaviours and hence speed up. In this chapter I will discuss four elements that slow down reading and then the four inverse techniques to immediately increase your speed.

If you watch medal-winning athletes in the marathon, 5,000 or 10,000 metres, what do they look like as they cross the finishing line? Some words that come to mind are effortless, elegant, smooth, graceful, comfortable, confident, ...

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