Speed Reading- Fixations

Improving your reading speed is one of the most time saving investments you can make.

There are many techniques to improve reading speed. Many of them are tied to eye movement or eye fixations. When you read, your eyes jump from one spot to the next and fixate on the text. When a child first learns to read, they “fixate” on every letter. As we progress we learn to fixate on the word as a unit, not focusing on the letters.

Unfortunately, many of us stop there, instead of making our eyes span even wider taking two or three words per fixation. With practice a good speed reader can learn to fixate on phrases instead of words. That means 100 fixations per minute allows us to read 100 phrases instead of 100 words, and that’s a big difference.

With all the good Christian books available today, learning to read faster so we can read more, is a good way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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