So Much to Read, So Little Time: How Do We Read, and Can Speed Reading Help?

Keith Rayner1†, Elizabeth R. Schotter1, Michael E. J. Masson2,
Mary C. Potter3, and Rebecca Treiman4
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego; 2
Department of Psychology, University
of Victoria; 3
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and 4
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

The way to maintain high comprehension
and get through text faster is to practice reading and to become a more skilled language user (e.g., through increased
vocabulary). This is because language skill is at the heart of reading speed.