The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

62. How to Read Faster Without Sacrificing Comprehension, with Bara Sapir

August 29, 2022 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
62. How to Read Faster Without Sacrificing Comprehension, with Bara Sapir
Show Notes

Performing well on your standardized test becomes a whole lot easier if you can read faster while retaining more of what you read. As guest Bara Sapir, developer of the MindFlow Speed Reading Program, explains, that's a skill that can be developed with improved technique and practice — and by letting go of some of the common "bad" reading habits that you've likely developed to this point in your academic journey.

If you're eager to get a leg up on the reading comprehension portion of your exam — or even to just read faster at work or for pleasure — learn from Bara as she shares:

  • How reading is a skill that can be learned and improved, no matter your current ability;
  • The bad reading habits of "fixation" and "subvocalization" and how to fix them;
  • How many words per minute (wpm) you're likely currently reading, and how many wpm you need to shoot for on test day;
  • Why getting lost in the details on a reading passage is slowing you down, and why it's not necessary for getting right answers anyway;
  • The "finger technique" for getting your eyes to scan words more fluidly;
  • How your brain will eventually catch up with your eyes as you train them to read more quickly;
  • Reading tips for non-native English speakers;
  • External factors (sleep, diet, etc.) that can influence your focus — and thus comprehension — while reading;
  • And more!

Contrary to common wisdom, improving your reading speed and comprehension is something you can do in a relatively short amount of time, provided you put in the time to learn the necessary skills and practice their implementation. Running out of time on the reading portion of your test doesn't have to be an issue for you any longer. Learn how to fix it in this episode.


  1. Take MindFlow's free speed reading test:
  2. Learn more about the MindFlow Speed Reading Program and register:
  3. Comprehensive prep courses for the GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment, LSAT and SAT


If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 39: What Should I Be Reading?
  2. Episode 13: Reading Comprehension Strategies for ESL Students (and Everyone Else!)
  3. Episode 15: Overcoming Test Anxiety, with Bara Sapir


“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” — Confucius

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