Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Book Review - 10 Days to Faster Reading

I loved this book, and I think all software developers and business stakeholders should read it. We all have a lot to read, and getting through some of it quickly will give us back the gift of time.

Here is what I learned:

1) In general, authors are repetitive, so once you get the point, and you don't need to see the supporting evidence used to reinforce it, just skip the rest and find the next point.

2) Read with an index card covering the line and you'll stay focused and read faster. I don't find that particularly enjoyable. I only do this when there's a book I have to read for work, like a standards specification, or something really boring.

3) If I read 150 words per minute or 400 words per minute, my comprehension stays the same, around 80%. So if my comprehension is the same, I might as well read fast.

If you want to buy this book, here's the Amazon link:

10 Days to Faster Reading

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