Reading fast without comprehension is called "speed looking"! By intentionally looking for key words and phrases, you can read faster WITH good comprehension. You are actively looking for the more important words or groups of words to spend your reading time on.
How much your eyes take in at a glance greatly affects your reading speed and concentration. By learning more about this and taking action on some simple strategies, you can learn to pick up more information at a glance which will increase your reading speed and force concentration.
Abby talks about the benefits of reading in general and more specifically, the many benefits of reading better and faster. Beware - this episode might motivate you to improve your reading skills!
Do you know if you have good reading habits? This podcast describes the many habits all readers have and what makes them good. You can self-evaluate by downloading the assessment from the links provided on the Rev It Up Reading website.
If you tend to get sleepy while you read, know you are not alone! There are many simple common sense ideas presented here for giving you a better chance of staying awake while reading.
Did you know every reader has three reading habits in common? They are mind-wandering, regression and subvocalization. Learn more about them, when they are useful, when they are not, and most importantly, what you can do to reduce them.
Having a good vocabulary is extremely useful for work, school, general conversations or reading. Learn about options you have available for learning more words, more easily.
Background knowledge is one of the strongest influences in how well you read - both in reading speed and comprehension. In this episode, you will learn how to get more background knowledge, how it becomes part of your long term memory and simple ways to get more.
Did you know that using your hands or card can greatly help your reading concentration and focus? Abby shares several ways to use your hands or a card and encourages you to start using them now.
Your eyes are the window to your brain. What and how much you feed back to it when you read depends upon how efficient your eyes are in picking up information quickly. Learn more about your peripheral vision and what your eyes do when you read.
So many of us read our material online these days. Abby shares her favorite online reading resources, where to find them and how to use them.
Do you need a reading tune-up? Abby shares the list of 12 reading qualities focusing on those that are effective AND efficient.
Making time to read should be a priority, especially for one's personal and professional development. Abby shares some interesting stats, quotes and tips to motivate you to put reading at the top of your to-do list.
It's certainly challenging these days to get the focus and concentration needed for reading. Abby shares some common sense ideas about how to physically set yourself up for reading success.
You will learn about several important things to consider BEFORE reading to help make your reading experience more active, mindful and conscious. It can also help you identify what's most important to read and what not to read.
In this episode you'll learn what preparation rituals are and discover the importance of them in your life. This is part one of a three part series that will help you set yourself up for reading success.
In this episode you'll discover what your reading attitude is and why it's important. Learn how to turn your negative attitude about reading into a positive one.
In this episode I share how I got started and what you can expect from the Rev It Up Reading Revolution.