Speed Reading - Simple Tips To Triple Your Reading Speed Now

The author is not professional in the speed reading. The words “simple tips” implies that this book is not a comprehensive book and does not contain deep work.

My expectation for the book: list several tips for speed reading. No exercise.



Title: Speed Reading - Simple Tips To Triple Your Reading Speed Now
Authors: Patrick Cogen
Edition: 1
Finished Date: 2017-04-19
Rating: 3
Language: English
Genres: Speed Reading
Level: Entry
Publishers: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Publication Date: 2014-01-31
ASIN: B00I6DDCRG
Format: No
Pages: 33
Download: No

Ch1: What is Speed Reading?

  • eyes: seeing and speed reading

    • read several words at a single glance

      exception: encounter road blocks, e.g., unfamiliar words, exceptional syntax

    • expand line of sight in terms of both width and height => several words and lines at single glance

  • ears: silence and speed reading

    • saying the words and hearing them is a product of early education in reading
    • the most important skill: try abandon this
  • brain: comprehending and speed reading
    comprehension is affected by several factors

    • vocabulary’s breath
    • the speed of reading
    • level of knowledge about the subject matter prior to reading

      cycle: (speed reading <=> knowledge) => comprehension

  • concentration

    a higher degree of concentration of speed reading than normal reading

    must read all the words on the page while look for the intended main ideas presented by the author

    • grasp the gist of the material
    • decide when to skim
    • when to do fast reading
    • when to slow it down

Ch2: Principles of Speed Reading

  • principle #1: preview the reading material

    • easy to create as many connections as you can with the material
    • when preview: aim for grasping the general idea contained
  • principle #2: read in chunks

    use peripheral vision in the process to capture and accommodate more words

    steps of a method

    1. select a magazine or newspaper that have printed text that are narrow then that of a book
    2. shift focus at the center
    3. see as many words as possible, try grasping the sense of each line
  • principle #3: move eyes efficiently

    read along a straight line as you move down in the page

    limit the number of movements and focus on catching words and understanding meaning rather than draining energy in moving eyes

  • principle #4 avoid subvocalization

    method: try saying “one, two, three, four” as you read

  • principle #5: identify the fluff and skip it

    figure out which parts of the material are

    • important
    • not so important
    • unimportant/fluff

Ch3: Some Established Speed Reading Techniques

  • speed reading technique #1: the proper way of turning pages

    wet the thumbnail to turn the page 我是不会这样做的

  • speed reading technique #2: skimming expand line就是在skim, 重复了.

    • table of contents
    • bold words
    • captions
    • italicized texts
    • context clues
    • images

      suitable for leisure reading

      not suitable for a suspense/thriller/mystery, legal documents

  • speed reading technique #3: the eye should be guided

    use fingertip

    speed of movement will effect speed

    • line by line approach (slowest)
    • broader lines approach

      2-3 lines at a single point in time

    • zigzag line approach

      read a big line beginning from the left and ending at the right

      then move down the line and rad from left to right again

    • vertical approach:

      finger is at the center page

      finger moves down vertically

    • cross approach

      draw an X across the page

  • speed reading technique #4: use mouse pointer

  • speed reading technique #5: avoid regression

  • speed reading technique #6: the sound barrier and methods to break it

    one technique

    translate the text into vivid pictures and store it directly to head 和principle 4 一个含义. 用不同方法. 我还是喜欢心理默念123的方法

Ch4: Advanced Techniques in Speed Reading

  • advanced reading techniques #1: the eye stops
    plan ahead: limit the number of eye stops per page to optimize reading speed

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    2
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    The
    Therefore
    There are many
    From the point of
    Allow the line to get longer
    Practice until you read this at one glance
    This will be much more challenging than you think
    But never be disheartened if you think that you are having a hard time
    Before you know it, you can even read the entire line without any difficulty

    practice each line with one stop

  • advanced reading techniques #2 constantly be aware of your purpose

    • Do you want to read a material for entertainment purposes or do you want to learn something from it?
    • What particular bits of knowledge do you wish to gain from reading the material?
    • How complex are the details that you need to acquire?
  • advanced reading techniques #3: reprocess the information you take in

    after reading

    try to express the main ideas in your own words to check if you really understand what you are speed reading

    小时候,老师说读后要summary一下, 其实锻炼了speed reading的能力
  • advanced reading techniques #4: take a break at regular intervals

Ch5: In Conclusion

the keys for a successful speed reading experience

  1. practice
  2. begin with easy materials first
  3. guide the motion of eyes using finger or computer pointer
  4. be aware speed reading is not for every kind of reading material

My next action & system

  1. principle #1 preview materials: when preview: aim for grasping the general idea contained

training

  1. principle #4: no vocalization: try saying “one, two, three, four” as you read
  2. principle #5: identify the fluff and skip it effectiveness

    figure out which parts of the material are

    • important
    • not so important
    • unimportant/fluff
  1. principle #3: move eyes efficiently

    read along a straight line as you move down in the page

    limit the number of movements and focus on catching words and understanding meaning rather than draining energy in moving eyes

  2. principle #2: read in chunks

    use peripheral vision in the process to capture and accommodate more words

    steps of a method

    1. select a magazine or newspaper that have printed text that are narrow then that of a book
    2. shift focus at the center
    3. see as many words as possible, try grasping the sense of each line

practice

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The
Therefore
There are many
From the point of
Allow the line to get longer
Practice until you read this at one glance
This will be much more challenging than you think
But never be disheartened if you think that you are having a hard time
Before you know it, you can even read the entire line without any difficulty

whether meet expectation

非常短的书.
principle还是technique的分类很乱.
其实都是可以做的action