Wise-up Wednesday Brain Byte

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Reading Comprehension

Most people believe reading slower equals greater comprehension.  Myth.  Comprehension is the degree of understanding of the author’s original intent.

When you read slowly your brain is so dynamic, it cannot help but use the extra time to add meaning and experience to your reading.  So while reading slowly is not always wrong, it will not give you the purest comprehension.  Again, this is because you either daydream or add your own experience and knowledge to the author’s intent during the “extra” time you spend reading S-L-O-W-L-Y.

Pick up your reading pace, just slightly beyond your comfort level, and then give your comprehension a test. It takes several trials, but trust me, It works in the long run!


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