This article explains the art of beautiful handwriting.
The following are some tips on how you can speed read using your handwriting:
1) Write out the material you want to read.
2) Look at your handwriting as you write it out and sound out each letter to yourself as usual.
3) As you do this, your eyes will naturally want to follow your hand across the page and you will see that you are not reading each word separately with your eyes, but rather seeing words as a whole. This is called sub-vocalization. You may even see words begin to form in your mind before they are finished on the page.
2) Continue to write until you get to the end of what you want to read. Then read it back from memory silently, one word at a time. When you reach a word that is hard to remember, go back and look again at your handwriting and pronounce it slowly again in your mind. Your eyes will naturally fixate on any hard-to-read part of the writing so that when you go back and look at it again, it will be easier to process.(Read more: Speed Reading)
You can read this blog post in about 6 minutes. However, it contains over 2000 words. That is a lot of time to spend just looking at words. If you were to write out this entire blog post and take your time doing it, it would take you at least 20-30 minutes.
Thing is, when you are writing by hand, it slows down your reading speed dramatically.
The key to improving your reading speed is simple: Practice! Exercise your eyes and practice making words in your handwriting. It will help!
The better you get at writing, the faster you will be able to read and the more information you can take in with each passing second.
To read faster you must first learn to write faster. Speed reading is just a variation of speed writing. When you can write faster, you can read faster.
The hand is quicker than the eye. By writing more quickly, you have time to think more and discover more through your own thoughts and ideas rather than what some other writer wants you to believe.
You use handwriting because it’s easier to read than printed text. You write with a pen or pencil because the pressure of the tip on paper provides resistance, which slows down your writing, which in turn slows down your reading speed.
The key for fast reading is to write slow enough that you are able to decipher each word as you write it and still maintain an average of one word per second. This technique forces you to read each word individually rather than as a group, which is how most people read now.
Easy enough but how do we do this?
The key is what I call the skimming technique: instead of looking at words as groups, look at them individually as soon as they form on the paper. Do not focus on any particular letter; instead, keep your mind on whole words at all times. When the first word is finished, move immediately onto the next one without stopping in between
The old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” should be extended to say “a picture is worth a thousand words per minute.” That’s because reading speed is just as important in reading comprehension as it is in skimming. In fact, the two are almost the same thing. The faster you read, the more information you can get from text and the better your comprehension will be.
I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of time writing. Whether it’s email, snail mail or homework assignments, I find myself writing on a daily basis. This makes me no different than many others who also write on a regular basis. If you’re one of those people who frequently writes, you know that the ability to write quickly can make all the difference in terms of how well you’re able to express yourself.
What may throw you off at first is how different handwriting looks from keyboarding. I feel that this issue makes it hard for people to become more familiar with their handwriting and appreciate what it has to offer them…
When I write by hand, my thoughts flow more freely than when I type. My sentences are clearer and easier to understand than when I type them out on my computer. When I use
I probably don’t have to tell you that reading fast is an important skill. But what do you do when you find yourself in a situation where you need to read fast?
Well, there are times when I read a lot of material quickly. For example, when I am reading something that isn’t very good and doesn’t have a lot of information in it, I just skim it. Or if I am just doing a general overview of something, I will read it quickly to get the gist of it. But sometimes I need to read material quickly because there is not a lot of time for me to do so.
Taping your thumb down on the page is another way of speeding up your reading rate. With this method, again place your hand under the line you are reading and tap your thumb down on each word as you come to it. Again, make sure that your palm is resting flat on the paper. As with the other methods, vary your speed slightly as well: speed up when you are ahead of schedule and slow down when you find yourself falling behind.
As with all speed reading techniques, one thing to remember is that they take time and practice before they become effective. You can’t expect them to work right away; give yourself at least three
Speed reading is a skill that can be learned, just like any other skill. It’s not a “magic trick” or some kind of “trick”. Speed reading is a method of training you to get more out of the time you spend reading.
I’ve been doing this for years and this is what I have learned so far.
One of the facts you are expected to know as a person is how to read. I am sure you were taught how to do it. But it is important to know that there is actually a right way and a wrong way to go about learning how to read.
The fact that the process of learning something can be more complicated and difficult than what you are trying to learn is in itself hard for many people to grasp. People try to speed read and then complain that they still cannot understand what they just read. It does not matter if you try and try, you will never get good at reading if you don’t know the proper steps first.
This post will take you through a few simple steps that will have your reading up and running in no time. First let me break down what I mean by “speed reading” so we are all on the same page here. Speed reading is learning how to read faster while retaining comprehension. Many people think they already know how to speed read when they really do not. They skim over words so quickly that they miss important details. This leads them to believe that they are retaining the information but in reality their brain holds no clue as to what they just read.