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Q Reader - Chapter 3


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Transcript of Q Reader - Chapter 3

Measure Your Peripheral Vision
Soft Focus
The Need for...
Drag and Drop: Hand Skills
Our brains WANT to read quickly!
But we usually slow things down, thinking that if we read slowly, we’ll understand the material better.
In reality, this can have the opposite effect.
Reading slowly can be boring. When we slow down, our minds wander and we miss information.
Keep up with your curiosity and quantum brain with these eye and hand skills.
Most of us

read word

at a time.
But our minds can actually comprehend much more, especially when motivated and filled with positive belief.
Words have greater meaning when we see them grouped together because they’re in context.
This takes peripheral vision!
Put your arms straight out in front of you with your hands in fists, thumbs up.
Slowly move your hands out to each side, keeping your eyes straight ahead.
Stop your arms just before your thumbs get out of view.
Everything in sight and between your thumbs is part of your peripheral vision.
Have you ever tried to see a hidden image in a 3-D poster?
If you have, you know that it helps to stare at the middle of the picture and relax your eyes.
You can use similar focusing skills to read faster and comprehend more.
Use “soft focus” to boost your reading stamina and speed.
To activate your soft focus, follow the white space between lines of text rather than the letters.
Your peripheral vision will see the line above.
Soft focus increases your reading power by helping you absorb more text with less eye fatigue.
International trainer, consultant and quantum reader, Steve Snyder, can breeze through four books per night by using his tri-focus reading technique.
His brain gobbles up 5,000 words per minute by visually dividing lines of type into thirds.
This allows his eyes to read several words at once by jumping from group to group instead of from word to word.
Practice this yourself with the tri-focus exercise below.
Time yourself to see how much faster you read with this method, and compare it to your score from the first reading exercise.
You can practice this method any time by closing your eyes and imagining a book in front of you.
Snap your fingers to the rhythm.
Do this any time you have a few extra minutes between classes, while sitting in the doctor’s waiting room or riding the bus.
Both soft-focus and tri-focus exercises will help you group words together to read faster, but it’s going to take some practice to break your old reading habits.
This is why COMMITMENT counts!
Read faster –
that’s an order!
Air force pilots developed focusing techniques to identify enemy planes in combat. Eventually, researchers began refining and teaching these skills with great success.
Realizing that the perceptual abilities of the eyes had been vastly underrated, the Air Force looked for new ways to apply their findings.
They soon discovered that readers could comprehend up to four words flashed simultaneously on a screen for only one five-hundredth of a second!
Soon others adopted this approach, and eventually most speed-reading courses utilized the Air Force’s focusing technique.
For a while, most students enjoyed drastic increases in their reading speed. However, they reported a general dissatisfaction several weeks after the training because – when the course ended – their motivation dropped and so did their reading speed.
Today, the same principle holds true for any speed-reading technique, so remember…
Stay motivated and committed to boost your reading speed and become a quantum reader!!!
Hidden Bonus Fun!
The power of soft-focus reading techniques continues to impress those who try them out. You might have received the following popular email forward from a friend or family member:
The Mystery of Mind Function, the Power of Soft Focus
The power of soft-focus
reading techniques continues to impress those who try them out.
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Studies show that using a visual guide, such as your finger or a pencil, actually speeds your reading by keeping you from backtracking.
See for yourself:
You’ll notice his eyes move in spurts and jerks – not in a smooth circle.
Sit face-to-face with a friend.
Ask him or her to look about six inches above your head and move his eyes around your face in a circle. (He should only move his eyes – not his head.)
Now, do it again, but this time ask your friend to use his finger to trace the circle.
Notice how his eyes continuously move forward with the help of a visual guide.
As you come to the end of a line, quickly move to the line below.
Push yourself to move a little faster than is comfortable.
Use your peripheral vision to take in a third of a line at once.
You may stop and re-read words because you think you missed something, but if you’re focused, you’ll get it.
You must keep moving forward to increase your reading speed.
Your eyes will move faster and more efficiently when pushed along by your finger.
We call this upgrade “the quick fix” because using a visual guide alone can double your reading speed.
Move your finger just below the text you’re reading, keeping your eyes just ahead of your finger.
Move your eyes
You might have received the following popular email forward from a friend or family member:
Next we'll learn how to
It's important to ALWAYS use a visual guide if you want to read faster!
See you there!
Playbook Pop-Quiz!!!
1.) How many steps are there in the Quantum Reading process?

2.) Fill in the blanks below:
S _ _ _ _
L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _!

3.) Which Key of Excellence means matching your behavior with your values?
HINT: Grab your Playbook to refresh your memory and complete this lesson! ;)
HINT: Grab your Playbook to refresh your memory and complete this lesson! ;)
Quantum Reader
Chapter 3: Use Eye and Hand Skills
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