Have you ever wondered what the fastest someone can read a book is? Well, the Guinness World Record holder for fast reading is Howard Stephen Berg from the United States, who has a speed of 25,000 words per minute. That’s an incredible speed!
But that’s not the only impressive record. Maria Teresa Calderon from the Philippines has earned the Guinness World Record for World’s Fastest Reader at 80,000 words per minute reading speed. This is an amazing feat and is sure to leave many readers in awe.
So how do these record holders achieve such amazing speeds? It’s all about training and practice. Berg and Calderon have both trained extensively to be able to read at such incredible speeds. They use techniques such as skimming, scanning, and chunking to help them read faster.
Berg and Calderon also use a technique called “spreeding” which involves reading multiple words at once. This allows them to read faster and more efficiently.
So what does this mean for the average reader? Well, it’s important to remember that these record holders have trained extensively to be able to read at such incredible speeds. For the average reader, it’s still possible to increase your reading speed by practicing the techniques mentioned above.
For example, you can practice skimming by reading the first and last sentence of each paragraph. You can also practice scanning by looking for key words or phrases in the text. And you can practice chunking by breaking down longer words into smaller chunks.
By practicing these techniques, you can gradually increase your reading speed and become a faster reader. So don’t be discouraged if you can’t read as fast as Berg or Calderon. With practice, you can still become a faster reader.