I recently saw, then somewhat begrudgingly read, this article "Want to read faster?" when I was scanning my news reader (side bar: I use Prismatic, and it is awesome. try it.)
Begrudgingly because (1) most of these articles can being dumb or painfully obvious and (2) I am the slowest reader in the world and it pains me every time to think about it (I am also the world's worst typer too if you haven't already noticed), but I reluctantly read to see if there were any useful tips.
To paraphrase it says in order to read faster, you need to stop hearing the words in your head and imagining things in your brain.
- doesn't everybody hear the words in their head? Isn't that how you comprehend and, you know, learn to read?
- my memory is photographic and my learning visual, I usually see the words in my mind and also imagine all the events. This helps me to understand and 'figure out' the book. If I took this away, wouldn't I take away my understanding. Does anyone else read like this, or did my public school really let me down?
- if you don't hear or see or say the words, what do you do? How does that affect your understanding?