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    I can completed a 400 page standard fiction novel in about 3 hours. Is that normal??
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    That's above average, definitely. I can read reasonably fast, the key is to unlearn sub-vocalization, that is saying the words you read in your mind.
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    I prefer to take my time and digest the information. If that means going over a certain section 5 times, then so be it.
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    (Original post by Oswald Mosley)
    That's above average, definitely. I can read reasonably fast, the key is to unlearn sub-vocalization, that is saying the words you read in your mind.
    yes, actually that's what I don't do. sub-vocalisation i found is a hinderance.
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    I prefer to take my time and digest the information. If that means going over a certain section 5 times, then so be it.
    Re-reading a section of text actually hinders comprehension as it disturbs your rhythm of reading. It is better to read on even if you don't fully understand something you have read as your brain can usually link up the missing pieces as you read on. Reading fast is also generally better for comprehension; if you're reading a few words at a time, it is easier for your mind to link the words together rather than if you read word by word.
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    Well, I got the last Harry Potter book at midnight and had finished it by 4.30am. That's 4 hours (if you consider that it took 30 minutes to get home and snuggled into bed with it).

    I've been reading since I was tiny though. I blame one of my parents for being a librarian and just leaving me in the kids section while she worked
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    (Original post by angelbones)
    Well, I got the last Harry Potter book at midnight and had finished it by 4.30am. That's 4 hours (if you consider that it took 30 minutes to get home and snuggled into bed with it).

    I've been reading since I was tiny though. I blame one of my parents for being a librarian and just leaving me in the kids section while she worked
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    i can never read fast,always reading book with sub-vocalisation so can the words be in mind.but except for a novel,just scanning and know the main idea is ok.
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    I read really fast. I've been able to read since I was 2 or 3 though because my parents taught me, whereas many kids don't learn till they start nursery or primary school.

    I can finish an average book in about 2 hours
 
 
 
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