dimanche 16 octobre 2016

Decrease You Reading Time With These Speed Reading Tips

By Christopher Phillips

Poor reading habits are actually a thing. With the amount of emails, documents and other written material that need to be read at working conditions, think of how much can get done if one read faster. It goes unnoticed but reading is cognitively complex. There are a lot of reasons why the average person reads at only 200 wpm with a comprehension of 60 percent of the total material.

Notice that while reading, there is always a voice inside the head that seems to be narrating the words. This process of subvocalization is heavily rooted on speech which makes it a default. What speed reading does is to do away with this part of the metal process to make absorbing content become faster.

There is a fixation on words that comes along with the slow pace of processing a string of text. This fixation is at an average of . 25 seconds for normal readers. Speed readers minimize their fixation time by absorbing the text in snapshots instead of looking from left to right, the natural horizontal direction of reading.

Naturally, our brains can eventually be programmed to identify text in shapes to subconsciously translate the figure into words. This is why taking snapshot of the material works. Another method is skimming. This is very popular to students that cram a lot. It is best applied to information that does not need full processing since it just revolves around selecting which chunks of words need to be remembered and understood.

Another method is called meta guiding by using your finger or a pen to guide the eyes to land on a specific string. As a result distraction is decreased and focus on the words increases. This also helps from consciously rereading and back skipping, since the pointer should only move forward or stop.

Another recommended technique uses peripheral vision. Perceptual expansion, as it is commonly know, is essentially looking at the text at a wider range of visual focus to cover more words at a time. It works with the premise that the brain can absorb visual information and translates it into something that can be understood with little effort. With perceptual expansion, reading is not limited to focusing on one line of text at a time.

Bad reading habits include daydreaming and disrupted focus, for example. It takes time readjust the brains functioning to read one way and then shift to another way. While this may take a toll on comprehension and enjoyment, it is said that constant practice will make up for the loss in due time.

Reading at an increased speed is a learning method that needs careful consideration. There is always some doubt in being told that it is possible to process 1000 wpm with little effect on understanding what is being read. Take time to try it and if it works then keep improving. With all the data that needs to be processed there is usefulness in being able to quickly read trivial content.

Try not to quickly read every subject matter. Comprehension is still the main goal of studying. Studying faster will encourage the overlooking of important details in the content. It is okay to use this skill on unimportant emails but not on legal documents and papers that may have very vital and compromising messages.

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