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Read with Speed

free online speed reading trainer

Paste your own text in the text box and start training:


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(skips the tutorial)
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(Quick start with predfined speed)

Speed Reading

Why does it work?

You will memorize more of a text if you read it two times, than you will memorize if you read the same text once in the same time. The reason is how our brain works. The brain saves informations in a network. As more you know about a topic as more dense your network is.

We have lots of knowledge-networks in our brain. Unfortunately not all of them can be active at the same time. Knowledge, that we do not use for a longer time, fades. Newer knowledge becomes more prominent. So the quesiont is: How do you make new informations stick in your brain?

How can you benefit from Speed Reading?

If you learn speed reading you

  • stay more alert when reading
  • focus your mind
  • read faster
  • feel refreshed since you ...
  • memorize more content

Speed reading works best if the text you read can create a hook to already existing knowledge.

What is the best speed reading strategy?

The best way is skimming and memorizing. Let me explain.

If you read a new text your brain tries to incorporate the new knowledge into its networks. For that to work you need to aktivate it properly. This activation happens if you skim a text.

While skimming a text you read it very very quick. You will not get all the information though. But your brain prepares for incoming new informations. Some informations that are already known are spotted by your brain. Now subconsciously the appropriate knowledge-networks get activated. In this phase you don't need to understand the text.

The second phase is the training. Now your brain is prepared for saving new informations. They will be incorporated into the activated knowledge-networks much more easily.

Now you understand why it is better to read a text two time fast instead of reading it one time but slow.

What is a good goal?

One goal is to increase your reading speed. A realistic goal is to achieve a speed of 300-400 words per minute (wpm).

Read with speed also focuses on memorizing more information. To achieve that the second pase - memorizing - will be a bit slower than the activation phase. Activating your knowledge-networks is rather quick, while saving new informations take a bit more energy for our brains. During testing my online tool some (non-scientific) research showed, you get the best result, if the reading speed is decreased by 12.7% during the memorizing phase.

Tutorial

  1. Your training will happen in two phases skimming and memorizing. Skimming subconsciously activates the knowledge-networks in your brain. Phase two trains your memory. If you want to know more about it, check the Spead Reading section.

  2. Before the training begins, you can put in a reading speed. As more you train as faster you will be able to read. Also the type of text you read will have a significant impact on your speed and memory.

  3. In preparation for the best training, the screen will enter fullscreen mode and it turn white to keep you focused. Also the menu will disappear.

  4. Abort ongoing training by clicking on the small button in the lower left. It will barely be visible since it is supposed to not distract you from the training.

  5. After the training there will be a small summary.

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About the speed reading trainer

Read with speed is a web based training tool to enhance your speed reading skills. You will read your text two times. During the first phase (skimming-phase) your read the text very fast and during the second phase (memorizing-phase) with decreased speed. My (non-scientific) research showed, you get the best result, if the reading speed is decreased by 12.7% during the memorizing phase. The first phase is for activating regions of our brain. The second is for learning. Saving information is a bit slower than activating.

You can start right away, it's free! Even if you need to bury the burdens of watching some advertising. I apologize for that. It's just to keep the servers running.

I first programmed this simple web based speed reader just for me. Other people liked it and I decided to enhance it and make it available for everyone. So here it is. I hope it will help you as well to read with speed.

Imprint

Jurisdiction

Since this homepage falls under german jurisdiction, the imprint is in german.

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Danksagung

An dieser Stelle habe ich die Danksagung eines Freundes übernommen, der ich mich vorbehaltlos anschließen kann:

Mein persönlicher Dank gilt den Horden von abmahnwütigen Anwaltskanzleien, die es aus mir unerfindlichen Gründen für nötig halten, die Unwissenheit und mangelnde juristische Kompetenz privater Webseitenbetreiber schamlos auszunutzen, um sie mit größtenteils unverhältnismäßig hohen Mahngebühren zu belangen. Euch ist es zu verdanken, dass der Umfang des Rechtsgeblubbers auf so mancher Webseite dem des restlichen Angebotes ebenbürtig ist. Ihr kommt alle in mein kleines schwarzes Buch der coolen Leute. Was wäre diese Welt ohne Anwälte...

Haftungsausschluß

In order to avoid trouble with german law, this text is in german.

Mit Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998 hat das Landgericht Hamburg entschieden, daß man durch die Anbringung eines Verweises die Inhalte der verwiesenen Seite ggf. mit zu verantworten hat. Dies kann, so das Landesgericht, nur dadurch verhindert werden, daß man sich ausdrücklich von den Inhalten der verwiesenen Seiten distanziert.

Auf dieser Homepage gibt es Verweise (sog. Links) zu anderen Seiten im Internet. An dieser Stelle wird darauf hingewiesen, daß für die Inhalte und die Gestaltung auf die verwiesenen Seiten keine Haftung übernommen wird. Da weder der Inhaber noch der Ersteller dieser Homepage Einfluß auf die Gestaltung oder den Inhalt der verwiesenen Seiten haben, distanzieren sich Ersteller und Inhaber ausdrücklich von den Inhalten und der Gestaltung verwiesener Seiten.

Diese Erklärung gilt für jegliche auf dieser Homepage angebrachten Verweise (egal ob Werbebanner, Textverweise, Zitate oder andere Verweise).

Haftungsausschluss

Jens Schöbel

Set the speed

Here you set the speed for the memorizing-phase. The skimming-phase will be 12.7% faster since your brain needs less energy for activation.

The speed can't be lower than 10 words per minute (wpm).

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