Speed reading, when used in an effective manner, can allow you to cover huge amounts of information with high recall in a much shorter time than the average reader, however being able to run through great amounts of material does have its shortcomings. There a few situations where speed reading is not the most effective way to learn and they should be noted.

Foreign Language - Obviously if you are unable to understand something normally, you have no chance of understanding it at a faster rate. If you do have a grasp of the language and can read in that language at a normal rate, then speed reading should not be a problem. The problem arises when there is a lack of understanding of the proper translations that can make you not able to speed read it. Common sense, if you can't read it normally you most likely can't read through it at a great speed.

Math Concepts - Math Formulas are meant to help you understand the relationship between different numbers and variables. Of course you can read quickly over the texts that accompany the formulas, but it is best to slow down and learn those at a slower speed

Poetry - After taking many years of English classes, it turns out to get the full effect of poetry, it can't be rushed. Poets often write their words with hidden meanings that need extrapolations and interpretations, or something like that. Poetry takes time to be absorbed, so to get the full enjoyment and experience should not be read at your accelerated rate.

Beyond Your Limits - Anything from molecular biology, to advanced physics, to micro-engineering, if you only understand half of the words on a page, it shouldn't be read at the fast rate. While you will pick up some of the information , you will most likely be missing out on a few key elements. Speed reading works best when your reading material is in a language you can understand.

Tips For Shopping Online

1. Never give out your Social Security number for an online merchant. This number is not required for placing orders online. Giving an online store your Social Security number can help them use your personal and personal information to steal your identity. To prevent that, if you go on an online store site and find out that being a requirement, usually do not buy everything from them and shop someplace else.

2. Although it might appear tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase at a website. These documents have valuable information on what you can and cannot do when you have a problem with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly in order that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to return items.

3. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online retailers have moved their sales days up by a couple of days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.

4. When shopping for a certain item, check several different internet retailers. Many times with a little searching, you can save as much as 25 percent. Look at a variety of websites to ensure that you are getting the best offer. When figuring each website's price, make sure you include shipping costs to your calculations.

5. If a company includes a newsletter, register. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and online coupons to people on their mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only sign up for a company's newsletter if you really like their goods and would use a discount code.

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