30 Days has passed and the challenge is over. My goal was at 350 WPM with 75% comprehension within 30 days by practicing speed reading techniques by Ace Reader. What happened to the 3rd weeks post? Well I will tell you what happened. I created a small update on the challenge with an unexpected issue. I thought I could take rest for a few days and come back tackling twice as hard…but my assumptions were wrong. My eye felt like it was swollen and dry enough where I would actually put effort into blinking. I took additional days off and now my girlfriend mentioned that my 30 days was over! Thinking about how my 30 day challenge was not a real 30 day challenge. It was a 30 day or whenever you feel like stopping challenge. I can slowly feel the negativity coming so I will stopped chattering and cut straight to the slimmed down 30 day challenge result.
Speed Reading Screenshot – Red Highlight
- My average WPM before the challenge was 234 WPM with 93.75% comprehension.
- The Goal was 350 WPM by 30 days.
- My brand spanking new average is 307 WPM with 90% comprehension.
I did not conquer the castle but I was able to put up a good fight. I will reorganize my troops and come back fighting for my 350 WPM in the near future. While in hibernation, I did notice my reading has become honed and I am able to enjoy reading for a longer period. Scanning through pages and coding has definitely improved and I can now surf the web 31% times faster! YEAH! Or 31% more surfing! I am glad I took this challenge and I know this is something I do want to continue improving for the rest of my life. It is the backbone to moving forward to help learn more about myself and what the world has to offer and it is something I would highly recommend for everyone. Have you done speed reading exercises in the past? What kind of results did you get from it?