I am reporting back on the first 7 days of speed reading and it is starting to become more of a game then a challenge. The practice I look forward to are keyword page skimming where I would need to search for a specific name through a list and the eye fixation where I would need to make a quick decision whether two words are related or not. Lets cut the fat and go straight to the current results.
Speed Reading Screenshot
The chart starts off with the very impressive 234 WPM. The test results were taking a bipolar roller coaster until it finally made its final drop on the 7th day. What happened on the 7th day?! I was seeing progress until my brain and eyes combined powers to bring me down to failure. It could be that…but there was something else that was going on behind closed doors. I could not stop checking my graph results and at the last day…knowing that this will be posted online…I was extra cautious with reading each line and ended up fixating on a couple of words just to keep my comprehension level at a minimum of 75! Why oh why!
I started with 234 WPM and currently averaging 305 WPM within 7 days. That is 71 WPM increase this week. I do not know how much improvement is expected but as long as I keep moving forward I am happy. Stay tuned.