Putting your reading speed into context


You should have a figure of your current reading speed in the first column of the record chart. If you skipped the Introduction, go back and read it before continuing.

In this chapter I aim to put your speed into context. You will see how you compare with the world record holder, presidents and professors. Don’t let this intimidate you at the start of your journey. Over the course of this book you will see your speed build bit by bit as I introduce you to more components of the technique. Most very fast readers started off reading slowly.

I will also discuss how speed reading is an important part of a wider arsenal in the ...

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