Time is valuable, and there’s only so much of it in a day. The amount of reading you have to do during medical school won’t change, so in order to salvage more free time to enjoy life, you’ll need to create that time on your own.
One of the ways to create more time and still get the same amount of reading done is to increase your reading speed and comprehension. This is easier said than done, but it is possible. Here’s a tutorial on Overclocking Your Reading Speed. Now that summer is upon us and if you’re not on rotations or studying for Step I, this is the perfect time to get these methods under your belt and start reading more efficiently.
- Realize that reading is not from beginning to end, but rather point to point.
- Try using a pacing tool.
- Get rid of all distractions and possible interruptions.
- Try to read more than one word at a time.
- Never move backwards.
- Think visually.