An essential item to have in your cell cycle practice is a Cell Cycle Worksheet. This worksheet will help you study the process of the cell cycle and increase your hand speed in the correct way. The time it takes to produce a work sheet will depend on the amount of work you want to put into it, but the results are well worth the extra time.
Each time you are about to turn the page you should think about the right amount of pressure that you will apply. A good guideline to follow is as follows: If it takes you ten seconds to turn the page, apply ten times the amount of pressure. The time that you have to turn the page depends on how fast you want to read. You can take ten seconds, or an hour, but if you are not the best at reading quickly, you might want to apply less pressure.
The second most effective technique is to practice from cover to cover. As soon as you turn the page you should go back over your sheet and read from cover to cover. This will help you get used to reading speedily, and you will be able to see where you are losing focus. Once you feel confident that you are able to read the sheet without getting lost, move on to another page.
When you read from cover to cover, you should read each of the words in the paragraph. If you can read the words at an adequate speed without missing a word then you are doing okay. You should read the paragraph in one reading and then read it again in a new line and slowly repeat the process until you have read the entire paragraph completely.
Now, on to hand speed, which can also vary depending on your hand speed. A high grade hand speed is roughly 140 words per minute. If you find yourself straying over this number of words per minute then you may need to increase your hand speed. Increasing your hand speed can range anywhere from four to eight words per minute, but depending on how quickly you can gain your hand speed you should start slow and build from there.
A word of caution: The process of increasing your hand speed may be harder for some people than others. For instance, if you are a slower reader you might be better off looking at a higher grade of hand speed and then stepping up to match it. If you are reading very fast, you may want to go as slow as you can comfortably go, such as three and a half words per minute.
However, if you are not comfortable reading in this manner, it might be best to let your hand speed slowly increase so that you can get accustomed to it. Once you are comfortable with your hand speed then you should start trying to read faster. If you need to make an effort to read faster, you may want to increase your hand speed to avoid the boredom of constant reading.
Keep in mind that increased hand speed can take some time and patience. The best way to get used to hand speed is to take a break, and return to hand speed once you feel confident in the amount of words you can read per minute.