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  1. As salamu alaykum,
    Seems great, already waiting for part 2 in shaa Allah.
    And jazakAllahu khair for sharing with us :-)

  2. Seems great . . Jazakom Allah Khair . . but i want to ask for your advice . . I measured myself to find that my speed is 125 wpm :) !!, taking into consideration that I’m not Engilsh native.

    Thanks, bro

    • Salam alaikum…Jzk for the question..First of all congratulations for taking the time to measure your reading speed. A journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step, and you took that step today. Bravo ! May Allah help you become a great speed reader in life. 

      As you are not a native English reader, here are 2 things to focus on in addition to the content in this series.

      1) Keeping a “new word” journal : Building your English vocabulary is of prime importance to make sure you don’t stop between the lines while reading the book. Keep a book where you take note of new words you read – that you are unfamiliar to you. And then, using a dictionary learn its meaning, and make sure you are able to recognize those words next time you see them. Review the new words regularly.

      2) English grammar : In arabic grammar, the verb and tenses, change based on gender or pronouns, or the position of these words in the sentence, etc. English grammar is much more easier to learn. Try to take a course in English grammar, or study your own using a good grammar book, and it will immediately benefit in your reading.  Inshah AllahExtra credit : Having a buddy with you : This point I have covered in Part 2 of this series. Have a study buddy and help each other for getting the speed-reading skill. In your case, have a non-native English speaking person as your buddy. Don’t take this great journey alone. Have someone with you to be with you in your dream, and you will achieve your result – much faster than you ever thought possible. Inshah Allah !
      SuccessMuslim

      • Wa Alikum As-Salam

        Thanks for the marvelous reply . . actually, i can see that it’s very helpful.
        But the problem is that my level in English is good enough . . I already took courses till advanced level . . also, the article that I used to measure my reading speed, doesn’t contain new words.

        Just to be aware of my situation . . I finished Engineering school with high scores . . even I got a diploma . . all studies are in English.

        What I believe is:
        1- I’m slow in reading.
        2- I think I have a problem with concentration as well as problems with short term memory.

        I always find a problem reading my technical books as I’m slow, so it would be hard to finish it . . that frustrates me very much . . it even drove to stop, which badly affected my self-development.

        I think if I solved this problem . . it will dramatically affect my future.

        Thanks for help & Sorry for the late reply . . .

        • Wa alaikum assalam,

          Consider my advice as from your brother. Please feel free to decide based on my recommendations.

          Looking at your English language from the words you wrote, I surely see a lot of scope of improvement in your English grammar usage. Especially the tenses and verb choices, etc. 

          If I was your life coach, I would ask you to do a “muscle building” approach to your English reading process. When we want to be physically fit and build muscles, we usually do 3 things

          1) Have a personal trainer who can give us the right exercises and weight lifting, and monitor our progress in a regular basis.

          2) Dedicate yourself to a fixed exercise schedule per week – as suggested by the trainer.

          3) Well balanced diet

          Same way, in your case, you need 1) an English teacher who can help with grammar rules, 2) Spent some time per day reviewing your grammar and 3) Focus on reading  a good book for minimum 30 min per day

          I recommended an English teacher to you because, after reading your written text, I see there are some fundamental grammatical things you might need to work on, before taking the study yourself. Once you do the basics, then you can continue the study yourself with good English study materials.

          So, here is the takeaway
          1) Get an English guide to mentor you in English (Make sure he is committed to help you. If possible, you can pay him for his service)
          2) Dedicate 30 min every day reading quality materials (Avoid reading blogs as most of the blog posts contain grammatical errors. Focus on standard materials – New York Times or Wall street journal have good English content. You can also read good edited self improvement books )

          Try this for a month and see how it goes. Once you are good with your English grammar, then you can start tacking the rest of the reading challenges. It is all a journey. We can make sure, we have a great ending. Inshah Allah

          Salam alaikum
          SuccessMuslim

  3. JZK for starting this ‘Speed Reading’ series-i will definitely share this w/ my friends insha’Allah!

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  5. Jazaka allahu Khair very useful article. I  figured out that my reading speed in english is  223wpm
    and in german 175wpm, although german is my  native language. Salam Aleikum

  6. Ohh Lovely man JazakAllah Khair for that… I am not very keen in
    reading but I am trying to improve myself because without reading I
    can’t understand my religion (Islam, Alhumdulillah) Please pray for me
    brothers in Islam.

  7. That’s somewhat in prospective, but not for other that really live for speed-reading that really enjoy the real fluency and speeds of speed reading, all I say for now is I hope the true meaning of speed reading will never die, so I felt a little disappointed to see this, i wouldn’t normally do this but I offer to advise to check out my Facebook – mark Roberts. It would at least but you on track with possible options. And of cause train daily, if this really is truly your dream.

  8. Yes my mistake, I’ve read the other series 2, I didn’t realise this goes further into proper efficient speed-reading training, using 2 to 1 eye fixations/saccades per line to maintains clear eye focus on speed – I agree I just like speeds even on enjoyable novels despite the suspense to come – Not with movies though even when playing in subtitles, I’m really seeing some worthwhile blogs lately like yours I guess we all making the net better.
    My Facebook still does okay, but Im never satisfied no matter what ideas I create or learn and share freely because I can’t fully write every idea and skill I utilise, but what write is close anyway.
    I wish this was my only post message if that means anything to make right.

  9. A good summary of the philosophy lying in the “speed-reading” subject. Thanks a lot for this web-site developer and maintainer. May Allah bless you all. (Amen)

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