December 18, 2013

Speed Reading Verbal Ability CAT CET

Speed Reading Verbal Ability CAT CET Workshop part 1


Speed Reading Verbal Ability CAT CET Workshop part 2


Online reading 30 sec speed test 1

Soft bodied animals like caterpillars often fall a prey to voracious hunters like birds or reptiles. Despite having no means to ‘actively’ defend themselves, with weapons like claws or jaws, they have nevertheless, evolved other equally effective deterrents. A particular species of the caterpillar lives at an altitude over 2,500 metres in the Himalayas. It uses prominent colour to inform would be predators of its in edibility. In the event that an inexperienced or adventurous bird did eat the caterpillar, it would probably vomit it soon after, and subsequently desist from attacking similar species in future. Though this would do the unfortunate victim no good, the species benefits. A rare example of the martyr among animals.

Online reading 30 sec speed test 1

If top readers read at speeds of above 1000 words per minute (wpm) with near 85% comprehension, they only represent 1% of readers. Average readers are the majority and only reach around 200 wpm with a typical comprehension of 60%. This seems surprising since most readers, actively reading work documents, newspapers, magazines, books or the contents of a computer display are practicing daily for at least one hour. With such an intense training everyone should be close to top performances.

Unfortunately, this is far from the real situation. The average reader is five times slower than the good reader. Things are even worse if we consider reading efficiency as well as speed. Reading efficiency is reading speed weighted by comprehension rate and it amounts to 200 x 60% or 120 efficient words per minute (ewpm) for the average reader and to 1000 x 85% or 850 ewpm for top readers. Thus, an efficiency ratio of seven divides these two categories.

Screen Paper Reader profile
100 wpm 120 wpm  Insufficient
200 wpm 240 wpm  Average reader
300 wpm 400 wpm  Good reader
400 wpm 500 wpm  Excellent, accomplished reader

Cetking Speed reading solutions

  1.  Stop vocalizing
  2.  Stop backtracking
  3.  Peripheral vision
  4.  Skim and Scan
  5.  Z method
  6.  Speed reading apps


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