With the development of society, it seems that everything is changing so fast that we have to raise our speed in order to catch up with the trends. So does speed reading!
Is speed reading necessary, or is speed reading beneficial? I think, the answer should be "yes" limited.
Essentially, the great joy of being able to speed read is the ability to take in large volumes of data over as short a period as possible. Consequently, those of us who find ourselves in circumstances where we need to read excessive amount of information in a short period of time; and, importantly, to comprehend that material at the same time, will benefit from this skill. Such persons include: school students and work employees.
School students are ideal candidates for speed reading skills because they are at an age where they can still absorb new concepts and ideas, whilst also having the need to have advanced reading skills in order to be able to read lots of school texts;
Those of us who are working "white-collar" clerical jobs certainly need to have the ability to speed read as this will cut-down on an otherwise very long day. With almost all of the world's reading material being generated in offices, as faxes, memos, letters, reports, etc. being able to speed read becomes more important as time progresses, not less!
What's more, you can get lots of pleasure from speed reading. With the amount of advertising in modern magazines, the ability to speed read is vital if you want to read this month's magazine before next month's issue! And, that's nothing compared to Sunday's edition of the newspaper. Can you image trying to read Sunday's paper without speed reading skills? - Well, it simply cannot be done these days!
Brief to say, speed reading could beneficial for a large number of people if they have a good command of this skill. Just try to learn to speed your reading in the hush modern society.