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Reading Speed

  1. Dec 15, 2004 #1
    I know this isn't exactly an English forum, but many of the members here do know quite a bit about English and reading. I find that when I'm reading something I automatically start hearing the words in my head. I feel this is slowing down my reading speed, is there any way for me to start reading sentences as words to simply interpret the data? To do this would I just have to practice?

    I'm curious because I'm fairly good at English; however, my reading speed isn't at a level I'd prefer.
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2004 #2
    Personally I would not complain. I am english and I hear the words in my head so don't worry about it. I can, however, skim read. I do this by simply moving my eyes (at speed) over the sentences and I have now learned just to pick up the information but it might take time because you almost have to stop thinking on what you are reading.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  4. Dec 15, 2004 #3
    I can read much faster than I can hear the words, at least I could. When I started thinking about whether or not I was hearing the words I read I couldn't not hear them. thank you for slowing my reading by at least 50%.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2004 #4

    Gokul43201

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    Wow...it's possible to read without hearing the words ?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2004 #5
    Can't you read without moving your ears?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2004 #6

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    I don't know, I have a hard time watching my ears and reading at the same time. Okay, I'll read, you watch and tell me what my ears are doing. :biggrin:
     
  8. Dec 15, 2004 #7
    Okay, I'll have to hold your hair up. I hope my breath on your ear doesn't bother you while you read.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2004 #8

    Moonbear

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    Definitely not hearing the words I'm reading now. No idea what I'm reading. Hey! That tickles! :rofl:
     
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