(I plan to continuously update this page as I discover new resources. That’s why I use 50+ instead of a fix number for the title of this post.)
- Meta guiding
- Vision span
- Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)
- Speed-Reading Techniques
- Speed Reading – How to Increase your Reading Speed
- How to Learn Speed Reading – WikiHow
- Double Your Reading Rate
- Speed Reading Basics
- Speed Reading – Substantially Raising Your Reading Speed (PDF)
- Double Your Reading Speed in One Hour
- How to Read a Scientific Research Paper
- How to Read a Textbook
- How to Improve Reading Comprehension
- How to read a non-fiction book?
- Top 10 tips for effective blog reading
- A Quick and Dirty Reading Strategy When Time is Short
Collections of articles
- Articles about speed reading (links to 57 articles)
- Links to a Better Education – Reading (links to 51 articles)
- Links to a Better Education – Reading (SQ3R) (links to 17 articles)
- Links to a Better Education – Reading Textbooks (links to 20 articles)
- Links to a Better Education – Underlining (links to 16 articles)
- Study Guides and Strategies (links to 9 articles in the “Reading skills” section)
- On the Art of Reading (or download from Bartleby)
- The Guide to Reading – the Pocket University Volume XXIII
- ZapReader tutorial
- Speed Reading Interview Part 1, Part 2
- Learn to Speed Read
- Speed Reading Practice #1, #2
- Marshall Speed Read
- bWare Speed Reading Exercises: Eye Muscle Exercise 101
- bWare Speed Reading Exercises: Word Recognition Exercise 101
- bWare Speed Reading Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
- Spreeder (web-based)
- ZAP reader (web-based)
- RSVP Reader (Firefox extension)
- Paragrasp (Firefox extension)
- Dictator (Windows or Linux)
- Speed Reader (Windows)
- Reading Acceleration Machine (Windows)
- Qwik Reader (Windows)
- Automatic Text Summarizer (web-based)
- Open Text Summarizer (Windows or Linux)
Also check out WordFlashReader, which is another RSVP application which works on both Windows and Linux.
Thanks, wvarner! I will include WordFlashReader when I update the list.
very comprehensive list. I am very fond of reading and this was very helpful to me,
Incredible list! Thank you for putting together such a valuable resource.
@Sham and Kim:
I love reading and I really feel the need to improve my reading skill. That’s why I compile this list. I’m glad if you also find it useful. Thanks for stopping by!
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Thanks for your kind words! I would love to help you. Unfortunately, my Internet connection is not fast enough for video conference.
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Excellent resource. You can also check out Speed Reader-X, which is an online speed reading program.
I’m looking for speed reading program that can support reading Chinese text. Please provide me leads for such resources.
Thanks in advance.
You might also want to add this free speed reading software to your list as well.
Thanks for posting links to my videos: “Learn to Speed Read” and “Speed reading practice”. You can find more information on my official website: krismadden.com
Hi, you might like to try my RSVP reader extension for Firefox, called Reasy, it has a different presentation:
I have also begun a Chrome version:
Hey great stuff – that is a comprehensive list with some excellent resources that my readers will also appreciate 🙂
I recommend free online programs to speed reading on
I use Ubuntu and it seems that there is no compatible speed reading software available. This site is a great idea, but the last time it was updated was in 2007. Hopefully there have been developments since.
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