Speed reading that works with technical books?

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#1 11 July, 2016 - 09:02
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Speed reading that works with technical books?


Hello people,

I am a new user here and mainly interested in improving my reading speeds on technical books. I would like to improve both my speed and my comprehension.

If anyone has any resources (that work with technical literature), I'd be grateful.

Thanks in advance!

14 July, 2016 - 17:50
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I'm not sure about how to speed read technical books. When reading technical books I tend to use a highlighters and pens. I dog-ear (fold the corners) on pages that I know I will need to review. Then, on a second read (if necessary), I can look for the dog-eared corners, highlighted text, and my notes in the margins. I try to read quickly, but some types of information are too complex to understand without stopping to think about them.

I think that if speed reading technical books is possible, it depends on choosing a technical book on a topic that one is already familiar with at the level of that book.

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