Can you imagine, how much your life would change if you had the ability to quickly read and understand books, articles and other written collateral? Just think about how much more knowledge and information you could absorb? This is what speed reading is – the process of rapidly recognising and absorbing phrases or sentences on a page all at once, rather than identifying individual words.
For many people, this would be an amazing gift – but is it a learned skill or something you’re actually born with? Is it possible to teach yourself to read at a speed of hundreds of words a minute?
With the growth of the Internet and social media platforms – the amount of information that we consume seems to be growing daily (and this is without traditional books and magazines). With the desire to keep informed, we feel the pressure to keep up-to-date and get through this content quicker.