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Reading Rate (From “The Reader’s Handbook”. What is your reading rat? How many words per minute should a college student read? What should a college student’s comprehension be?. Can you believe that a college student should read 300 words per minute?

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Reading Rate(From “The Reader’s Handbook”

  • What is your reading rat? How many words per minute should a college student read? What should a college student’s comprehension be?

  • Can you believe that a college student should read 300 words per minute?

  • A college student should have 70% comprehension too!!

  • Should your reading rate be adjusted according to the type of reading you are doing?

  • If you answered “yes”, then you are right!!

  • Remember: An efficient reader should adjust his/her reading rate for the type of reading being done

  • What should I do to vary my reading rate?

  • How can I vary my reading rate?

Vary reading rate according to prior knowledge, difficulty, and purpose!

  • Before reading ask: WHY AM I READING THIS MATERIAL

  • -Do you want 100% comprehension?

  • 70 % (reading a newspaper)

  • 50% (flipping through a magazine at a doctor’s office)

  • What are the techniques for faster reading?

  • Concentrate!

  • Internal distractions and External distractions

  • Stop Regressing!!

  • This occurs when your eyes are reading but your mind isn’t!! When you realize it, you go back and re-read the paragraph (this is called regression)

  • How can I stop regressing?

  • 1. Find out why and when you are regressing

  • 2. If your mind is just wondering, break the habit.

  • 3. If you simply didn’t understand, find out what you didn’t understand and fix it—then re-read!

  • Expand Eye Fixations (fixations are when your eyes stop to read)

  • Try to read at least 3 words at a time—not one word at a time

  • Read following phrase

In the car

  • Did you make 3 fixations or 2?

  • Entertainment

  • You can read this automatically with one fixation

  • Use peripheral vision on either side of fixation point to help you erad two ro three words per fixation

  • Take in phrases or thought units that go together

  • Monitor Subvocalization (your little voice in your head that reads for you)

  • Do not vocalize (read with your lips moving—trying to pronounce each word)

  • Preview!! (we know this already—look at headings, subheadings, titles, illustrations, italicized words, boldfaced print)

Use Pen as Pacer

  • Use pen or fingers pointing under words in smooth, flowing way---moving back and forth from line to line

  • This will improve concentration by drawing your attention to the words

  • Helps you to keep from regressing because you are moving forward and re-reading would interrupt this rhythm.

  • Moving pen down page sets a rapid, steady pace for reading and helps you move from word-by word reading to phrase reading

Push and Pace!

  • Sit up straight

  • Be alert and aggressive

  • Try to read faster

  • Set goals and pace yourself

  • Count number of pages in reading and estimate according to your reading rate how many pages you can read in 30 minutes



  • Skimming involves skipping words, sentences, paragraphs, and pages

  • Quick overview of material to find out what reading is about

  • Similar to previewing

Skimming Techniques

  • 1. Read title, subheadings, italics, and boldfaced print

  • 2. Find out how reading is organized and anticipate location of important points (listing, definition and examples, time order, comparison-contrast, description, cause and effect, problem-solution, opinion-proof)

  • 3. If first paragraph is introduction, read it—if not, skip to a paragraph that seems to introduce topic

  • 4. Move rapidly, letting eyes float over words.

  • 5. Read first sentences if they seem to be summary sentences

  • 6. Skip words that seem to have little meaning

  • 7. Skip sentence with familiar ideas, unnecessary details, restatements, material irrelevant to your purpose

  • 8. Read last paragraph of a section if it is a summary


  • Searching for a single bit of information

  • Only want to pinpoint a specific detail or word (like in the phone book or dictionary)

  • When researching you use both skimming and scanning

  • Example: if you are working on a research paper on paranoia and have 30 sources—you would scan some of the sources that would have the relevant information to your topic and skim to get the main idea.

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