Fast Reading. One Day – One Book
If You Need the Whole Book to Be Read Till Tomorrow – You Can Do That
People very often put off reading books and return to them only when the deadline is very close. Such situations are common not only for students; they may occur with people regardless of their age and occupation, that’s why this piece of information is useful for everyone. Let’s imagine a situation when you are assigned to write an essay on some novel you haven’t read, and tomorrow is the deadline. You are probably nervous and try to find any solution. You can use some online writing services and say “Write my essay for me” but this option is not suitable for everyone.
What should you do if your task is just to read? You may be surprised but it is possible to read the book of 80 000 words in five hours or something like this without any speed reading. On average, human reads 300 words per minute, and this is pretty enough. All you need to do is just follow advice described below.
Find the location when you are separated from everything
This is necessary to avoid any distraction, otherwise, your reading process will take more and more time. Sit in a room or go to the place where you are alone without the Internet or any gadgets, where you won’t be distracted by friends, random people, sounds or any other things. If you don’t have much space at home, you can go to the library or find a not crowded section in the park. Such place should be comfortable for you but not too cozy, as it may make feel asleep. Prefer reading at a table or in a chair to reading in a bed.
Make a pause and stay active
It doesn’t matter how focused you are, you need to take breaks periodically in order not to become tired. Your mental energy and self-control aren’t inexhaustible resources, for that reason you should plan your reading time in different ways – set timers or read a specific number of pages after that do something active for 10 minutes. This principle can be applied not only to reading but also to learning in general. If you know how to learn you will be a successful student while getting a degree.
Doing this you also stay active and effectively process information. There are no specific rules how to do this. You are free to note everything – unknown words, characters, thoughts found between lines, main conflicts, problems the author covers. All these will come in handy in learning later when you take part in discussion or write a few words on the book.
Eat well while reading
Your organism requires some energy all the time, so you have to fuel it. Reading is a mental activity that requires a lot of effort and this fact greatly influences the pace of your reading. Limit caffeine beverages and high sugar drinks or, at least, consume them when you are really lack of energy. They increase your energy for a certain period of time but when their action is completed you feel even more exhausted.