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Dear experts,

Some background about myself:

I am in mid 40s. I am preparing for GRE and I plan to take it in July 2017.

My reading speed is generally below-average. My comprehension is also average-above average.

In order to increase my reading speed I have searched for a few training programs and those are listed. I have to admit I have not yet completed by analysis as to which suits me best.

So, does any of the experts here have any experience in these training programs and I will appreciate if one can share their experiences.


Review website:
https://www.speedreadingtechniques.org/

Individual training program websites:
https://www.acereader.com/classic
https://www.speedreadingtechniques.org/7-speed-reading
http://www.irisreading.com/course/advanced-comprehension-memory-course/


Kindly share your experiences.
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I am really not answering your question, I am aware.

In my opinion, the best and the most effective way is to keep on reading. I had noticed it quite objectively that during the period of continuous reading my reading speed increases. And it reduces significantly when I don't read for months / years.

It also matters what the subject matter is. Fiction can be read faster than the technical book or a book on Genetics, for example. Because there is a lag from brain to comprehend what is being read.

Your vocabulary also comes into the picture. So (while this may not be a right time!) i suggest you should read more fiction.

As you might notice from the profile picture, I am in mid 50s!

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Nitin, thank you.

I will wait for others to give their opinion.

I am not hesitating to spend my money. But i am being careful that I set my expectations right based on what others experiences are.

Thank you once again.
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