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Tips for improving speed reading?

Hey everyone, I've been trying to find ways to read faster for the Reading section on the SAT. Any tips or resources you'd recommend to improve my speed reading skills?

7 months ago

Hey there! Improving your speed reading skills can definitely be beneficial for the SAT Reading section. Here are a few tips to consider:

1. Practice scanning: Try scanning the text first to get a general idea of the content, then go back and read more carefully if necessary.

2. Use a pointer: Following the text with your finger or a pen can help you focus and maintain a consistent reading speed.

3. Chunking: Instead of reading word by word, read groups of words (2-4) at a time. This method can help increase comprehension as well as reading speed.

4. Reduce subvocalization: Try to avoid saying words in your head while you read. This can slow you down significantly.

5. Regular practice: The more you read, the better your speed and comprehension will be. Dedicate time each day to practice reading various materials.

Finally, check out free resources like CollegeVine's SAT prep blog or try some speed reading apps to get more advice and practice. Good luck!

7 months ago

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