5 Great Links for Speed Reading and Concentration

In an earlier article, I discussed the merits of teaching speed reading in schools.  While it doesn’t appear to be something on the immediate horizon, the web has a few options worth considering if you want to upgrade your speed reading skills:

Speed Reading Techniques

This is a quick guide from Indiana Wesleyan University.

How To Speed Read

BBC.com’s guide to students who want to learn speed reading.

Developing Better Concentration

Athletes have to concentrate if they’re to improve.  Here is a guide from a fitness professional that includes concentration techniques.

A Guide to Meditation for the Rest of Us

Concentration is key not only to speed reading but also to achieving goals.  Here’s a guide with suggested timers and music.

Building One Big Brain

New York Times columnist Robert Wright comments on author Nicholas Carr’s suspicion that the internet ‘is chipping away [his] capacity for concentration and contemplation.’

Do you have a particular method or tool at your disposal that helps you improve your speed reading skills?  Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing these resources. I do not know how to speed read, and I was wondering what all the fuss is about.

  2. Christopher on the 10th August

    Thanks for the great post. It’s a great article. I love speed reading now that I have been able to use a software program that works to help me.

    I have used the eyeQ program for a while now and I find that it has been the best fit for me on many different levels. I always recommend it to my family and friends. It helped me succeed in college and helps me everyday in my job to be the most productive employee I can be.

    I highly recommend the eyeQ program!

  3. brooke on the 8th September

    I am ready to try the eyeQ speed reading software to see if I can increase my reading and comprehension skills. I need the help if I am going to suceed.

  4. Chris on the 22nd July

    For daily practice on my speed reading, I like the Speed Reading Trainer (Google Chrome app). Recommended http://goo.gl/WMpS7

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