In the beginning of the Business 9 course, Dr North mentioned a speedreading website called Spreeder. He recommended that we use it for ten minutes every day. Today’s essay topic is “What it will take for Dr North to persuade me to use Spreeder for ten minutes a day?”
I have already used Spreeder a few years ago when I did the ABC course (Academic boot camp) in the Ron Paul Curriculum and sometimes I still use it when I have to read articles that I find really boring. It is a good website for those that want practice with speedreading or when you have really long reading assignments, but I honestly do not think that it is a good website for me.
Whenever I use the website my mind tends to wander while I am speedreading because my hands have nothing to do. I tend to prefer speedreading straight from the article so my hand can at least focus on scrolling down the page. I only use Spreeder when my eyes get tired or I get a headache from reading.
I know that Dr North wants me to use the website as a way to practice and work on my speedreading skills, and I am not trying to say that Spreeder is a bad website, but it does not work for me. However, that does not mean it will not work for you. I think I that my speedreading skills match the reading assignments I have to do at the moment. If I ever need to start reading more words at a faster pace I will definitely consider using Spreeder again.
As you can see, Spreeder is not the website for me. I need to be doing something with my hands while reading an online website or my mind will wander. I think I will stick to speedreading straight from the article for now.