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A Review: Speed Reading VS Listening To An Audiobook

Aug 17, 2007
The best way to feed the mind is by reading a book. Although watching television shows may provide the same information, it is sometimes difficult to grasp what is happening when the show will just continue from one frame to the next in a matter of seconds.

One of the things students will always be doing in school is reading. The teacher may instruct the class to read 2 or 3 chapters overnight with a quiz the following day and the only way to meet with the demand is to speed read.

Is speed-reading effective? This answer will probably depend on the capability of the student. After all, this is a skill that can be improved on and no inherited from ones parents.

Can anyone become a speed reader? The answer to this question is no. This could be caused by the persons upbringing but those who are a bit slow will surely miss a few important details. This is one of the reasons that people have developed audio books that may produce better results in the test scores.

An audio book is basically a recording of everything contained in a textbook. The student can listen in on the entire chapter before moving on to the next. This can be done while lying down in bed instead of sitting on a chair in the late hours of the night leaving the person puffy eyed by morning.

There are times that the individual may fall asleep while listening to the audio book. This is not that bad because studies show that the mind is able to absorb the information while recharging. This scenario may not happen all the time but at least nothing will be missed after pressing the rewind button and playing it again.

Many people think that the audio book can only be bought in the bookstore. This is not true because this can also be downloaded from the computer. There are websites that could give it for free while there are those who will charge on a monthly basis.

It is a fact that not every book or lesson in school may have an audio book. Those who have a hard time listening and jotting down notes at the same time will be able to do better in class by using a tape recorder instead.

One way of looking at it is like catching up on that favorite show on television that was missed during the regular screening. The person can listen in and then just write down the important details.

The audiobook in every respect is much better than speed reading. Although the person can scan through a portion that was missed, this can be done faster by simply pressing on the rewind button and then pressing play switch.

The only thing for the student to do now is find a quiet place to listen to the audiobook. This can be done at home, in the park or in the beach. All the attention must be focused on the sense of hearing especially because all the information will be coming from the machine that is playing it.

Audio books are not only useful for students. Adults can also benefit from this when there is not time to sit down and read a story from a favorite author.
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