Speed Reading Genius Hour Project

By:Brenna Kerins

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Do people who speed read have a better understanding of what they read?

Introduction

Speed reading is rapidly reading by assimilating several phases or sentences at once.Speed reader has been around

Genius Hour Project Google slides

Genius Hour Questions

Topic Question:

Do people who speed read have a better understanding of what they read?


Social Studies:
What is the history of speed reading?

Speed Reading

Speed reading is any of several techniques used to improve one's ability to read quickly. There are many speed reading training programs including: books, videos, software, and seminars. In the 1950s a portable,reliable and convenient device was developed as a tool for increasing reading speed.Evelyn Wood a researcher discovered that the sweeping motion of her hand across a page caught the attention of her eyes.Skimming is a process of speed reading that involves searching the sentences of a page for clues for a meaning.When reading word by word, our eyes often skip back to a previous word or line.This method slows us down in reading and comprehending.

Normal Reading

Reading is a complex process of decoding words in order to construct meaning (reading comprehension).Reading is a means of language of communication, and of sharing information and ideas.Average readers are the majority and only reach around 200 wpm with a typical comprehension of 60%.Other types of reading are not speech based writing systems.




Math:

What is the average word per minute?

Top readers read at speeds of above 1000 words per minute (wpm) with near 85% comprehension.



Science:
How does information you read get process in your brain?

The human brain is a complicated, creative information-processing system. Information processing starts with input from the sensory organs, which transform physical stimuli such as touch, heat, sound waves, or photons of light into signals. The sensory information is repeatedly transformed by the algorithms of the brain in both bottom-up and top-down processing.Once information is processed an attention filter decides how important the signal is and which cognitive it should be made available to.



My own questions:


How are readers able to speed read?

For a long time,people have claimed to be able to read very quickly without loss of comprehension.Many people claimed they can teach this skill.it's possible to improve your reading speed, comprehension and recall after reading.






Are there more kids that can speed read rather than adults?

It is rare to find people that can speed read.People try to practice this skill people are born with this ability to speed read.You can try to learn but it might be hard.It’s pretty much even between kids and adults.

Conclusion

To conclude on this project it was a good experience.If I could do this project again I would study more on the brain and how your whole body processes information.

Google Sheets survey

How long does it take you to read 100 page in a book on your reading level?

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Word Cloud Tagul

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Quiz Review

Kahoot

Quiz (Make Sure you were paying attention)

In this video I will be doing...

In this video I will be reading the book The List and after I am going to tell you if I understand what I read or if I did not.

Genius Hour Brenna
I reading in this video if you can't see the book.

Summary of what I read in the video.

I read the book The List for two minutes.I realized that I can’t understand what I read if I speed read or use the methods of speed reading(Skimming and Scanning).I have to go back and re-read a sentence if at first I don’t understand what it means.I have to go at my own speed to fully comprehend what I read.For some people they can read a sentence once and understand it fully.This is what I found out after reading the book The List.
Learn How To Speed Read - Best Speed Reading Techniques

This a video from YouTube about speed reading techniques

Conclusion

To conclude on this project it was a good experience.If I could do this project again I would study more on the brain and how your whole body processes information.

The Google/Websites tools I used in for my project are:

ALL ABOUT ME!!!!!! Google slides

Credits

I would like to thank


Mr. Araoz

Ms. Dowling

Ms. Skonberg

For letting me do this project

My classmates that answered my survey.

I would also like to thank all the websites that helped me answer my questions and gave me more knowledge on speed reading.

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