Today I’m going to share a reblog of something interesting I came across while visiting my friend Alexander Zoltai’s site Note From An Alien . Alex is an incredible writer and his blog is always chock full of great articles of interest for writers. If there’s something new ‘out there’ Alex will find it and share it. He also offers his book Notes From An Alien, free on the sidebar of his website.
This particular article discusses a site called Spritz . This is an app designed to help us read faster! Yes, you heard me, and it works! By downloading what’s called, the spritzlet, when you’re reading web articles AND BLOGS, this app can train your eye to read much faster, YET RETAIN the info you’re taking in. If you download the spitzlet and click it while you’re reading a blog you will see the app showing what you’re reading, one word at a time, and you can adjust the wpm accordingly to how fast you can zip through.
I think Alex’s page with the links to the site can explain it much better than I can. But suffice it to say, I found it extremely helpful for quicker reading. Below find a tiny snippet from the post. Then make sure you continue reading to find out more about this site.
“One of the very serious things I followed up on was his recommendation of a particular web site and new “Reading Technology” called Spritz.
My new synchronistic-friend in Kitely had shared that he’d only read 4 books in his life due to a particular mental-syndrome he has—he just couldn’t pay attention long enough to finish more than a few dozen pages…
After he’d played with Spritz for awhile, he found himself reading so quickly and retaining so much that, in a relatively short time, he’d finished about 70 books…
Spritz lets you adjust your reading speed from 40 WordsPerMinute to 1,000 WPM!. . .” CONTINUE READING