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Fantastic Speed Reading Course
Transcript of Fantastic Speed Reading Course
speed reading is for you ! Effective reading skills are essential at school because... students spend half of their work day reading! Imagine the possibilities if you could cut that time in half or read twice as much In addition, effective reading skills enhance comprehension of the material So how do you do it? There are several simple strategies
(watch the metacafe video) BEFORE SPEED READING Track your reading rate and push yourself to go faster every day! (Test) Most people read and "hear" the word in their head An effective reader processes groups of words at a time and gains comprehension immediately without "subvocalization" To build this skill, simply use three figures while reading and slide your hand along the text Your brain will start to analyze groups of words that fit within
the span of your fingers Also, you should commit yourself to not reread any sentences. It's best to start any reading by first scanning through the whole document to pick up key ideas and gain a general understanding of the theme Finally, after you've finished reading, build a brief retention diagram to help the ideas take root in your mind This forces your brain to gain comprehension on the first read through Questions? Skim and Scan Retention Diagram What is reading ? What is Speed-reading ? What is reading ? What is Speed-reading ? Recognize words + understand facts and ideas. Recognize more words + understand more facts and ideas, in less time than the average reader. What are your marks ? What is your speed? Comprehension
•150 wpm Insufficient 30%-50%
•250 wpm Average general reader 50%-70%
•400 wpm Good general reader 70%-80%
•600 wpm Strong college reader 80+%
•1000 wpm Excellent 80+% Speed Reading history Us Air force invented the Tachistoscope And now the new Tachistoscope (try it !) FOR A GOOD START Practical considerations Are you sitting comfortably? Is the lighting appropriate? Blinking re-hydrates the eyes Free up your space Have what you need to hand Clear your desk deal with potential interruptions Turn the phone off! unless you Can read like her with the speed reading techniques ! FIRST RULE DON'T READ ALOUD If you can't read like her...
SHUT UP! It's called Suvocalisation How can you detect it ? Because there is a speed barrier You have been taught
to Recognise individual letters but you only need half... Your brain is very powerful read this This is why speed reading works
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl dsioredr http://www.eyercize.com/practice/bm_read what you need is • Information starts to repeat itself
• You’ve covered the core material
• You’ve answered the research questions
• You are coming across information not
relevant to the research question
• The information does not offer anything new
• You’ve lost your concentration When to stop reading ?