Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Read this: "Speed Read" (How many nanoseconds did that take you?)

The Art of Rapid Reading
By Walter Pitkin
(Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1929)

"This 233 page handbook by Mr. Pitkin is designed to teach the reader how to get the most out of reading. There are chapters on the causes of poor reading, the improvement of word habits, and how to skim. Practice useful exercises for reading anything from light fiction to the most factual business reports."

"Surely such a practice is worthwhile, for 'A man will gladly sweat two hours a day for years in order to excel at tennis. And, having achieved this excellence, all he can do is beat his friends in the innocent art of swatting a rubber ball over a net.' Proper and improper reading positions are clearly illustrated. A dapper outfit and well-combed hair will add to your reading pleasure."- Read more at the Museum of Weird Books

And test your own reading speed here...

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