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Reading books is difficult. At least, that's what we often like to tell ourselves. For a lot of people, reading several hundred pages is extremely time-consuming. Hence why they never even bother reading something new. In essence, they give up before they even start.
But if you're reading this, you're not like most people. Are you? Of course not. Clearly, you want to read more books at a much faster speed. But for one reason or another, you don't know how to start. Which is why I've compiled a few techniques that you can immediately use to read more books.
Skim The Text For Important Information.
Sure, this may initially seem simple. But this is one of the best reading hacks out there. Most of the time, you don't need to read every word to understand a topic or chapter. Skim the text for important facts/figures/details or anything else you might need to know.
You'll find it much easier to get through books at a much quicker pace once you focus on identifying the most important takeaways on each page.
Seriously... try it. Grab a stopwatch (or use your phone) and time how long it takes to read two pages of a book. Then, try and beat your previous record, so you gradually increase your average reading speed and comprehension of a piece of text.
Point At Each Sentence.
One of the biggest reasons for slow reading is forgetting what line or paragraph you're on. Point at each sentence, so your eyes know exactly where to focus. It'll make it much easier to read with extreme speed and clarity.