Looking for ways to fit more reading into your over crowded schedule? Well, unfortunately there aren’t any short cuts. At least, that’s according to a comprehensive review recently cited in Inc. on the effectiveness of the techniques and computer apps that tout the concept of speed reading.
The study’s author Elizabeth Schotter, a psychologist at the University of California, San Diego sums it up by noting “The available scientific evidence demonstrates that there is a trade-off between speed and accuracy–as readers spend less time on the material, they necessarily will have a poorer understanding of it.” Or as article author Jessica Stillman succinctly puts it: “The bottom line: sure you can read faster but you won’t really understand what you’re reading, so what’s the point?”
Tom Gilson. Test Bio