It’s been said that reading law cases is like mixing cement with your eyelids. It’s long, boring, and tedious. What many people don’t know is that the human mind can process more information than they think it can. When most people read silently, they use the silent voice in their head to read each word one by one. However, the brain can process and understand more than a word at a time. It takes some training, but people can quickly increase their reading speed up to four times from what they are reading now.
ZAP Reader is a tool that can help you with that. ZAP is a free online web app that allows users to download any text into the reader. You then determine how many words and what speed the ZAP reader will present the text to you. By doing this, ZAP forces you to turn off the inner voice in your head and forces you to read faster than you think you can.
This can come in really handy if you need to get through a bunch of cases quickly. Just bring up the case on Lexis or Westlaw, copy, and paste it into ZAP reader.