Developing creative talents and professional work usually involves reading and learning a variety of material. Often lots of it. But how fast can we read?
One estimate listed in an article by the Udemy online training service is that the “average college-educated adult can only read at about 300 words a minute” and notes “In the 1940s at the University of Utah, graduate student Evelyn Wood started decades of research “seeking out and studying people who could ‘read very fast’, while still understanding and retaining what they were reading.”
From her research she developed a speed reading business – but then the craze died down – at least for her particular kind of training. Now several researchers have developed a course that goes “far beyond” that era “of ‘speed-reading’ (or glorified skimming).”
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