Zaid Ali Alsagoff
SPEED READING
Infographic: http://www.domo.com/learn/data-never-sleeps-2 Superman reads (image): http://fourthage.files.wordpress.com/20...
The Rate of Medical Knowledge is…
http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/2020/index.html
“…doubling every
three years currently
a...
More Time For…
 Prayers
 Family
 Innovation
 Studies
 Play
 Sleep
 Fun
 Etc.
Benefits of Speed Reading: http://www...
“Seeking knowledge is obligatory
upon every Muslim.”
- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
MISSION
Speed Reading Mission
1. How to intensify your focus? 3. How much do you understand?
2. How many words per minute (WPM)? 4...
http://bit.ly/1ibqeYD
Online Speed Reading Test
Alternative 2 (No quiz): http://www.readingsoft.com/
Please read at your
N...
Download Speed Reading Test, which…
http://www.scribd.com/doc/230218138/Speed-Reading-Test
You can print out to assess you...
Your Speed Reading Level?
Speed-reading diagram: http://www.noahlaith.com/tag/speed-reading-test/
*WPM: Words Per Minute
W...
FOCUS
1
FOCUS!
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus
on. But that's not what it means at all. It m...
Source: http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2014/02/increase-your-brain-power-by-juggling-3.html
Juggling has been shown to incr...
Image (4 persons): http://katiehayyoga.com/2013/01/learn-to-breathe-alternate-nostril-breathing/.html
Alternate Nostril Br...
http://www.zenlama.com/the-difinitive-guide-to-increasing-you-mind-power/
Five Categories of Brainwaves
2. Set a timer for 3 minutes and start to read a book, article, etc.
3. When you experience a distraction: Make a note (ti...
Optimizing Your Mind & Body for Learning?
1. Define your targets!
2. Breath to relax!
3. Visualize that you will succeed!
...
SPEED
2
Meaning
Occipital Lobe
Internal
Speech
150 – 250 WPM
Bad Reading Habits?
Image (Reading speeds): http://www.noahlaith.com/...
http://www.spritzinc.com/
“…When people read they spend about 80%
of the time moving their eyes from word to
word but only...
Let’s Practice Speed Reading!
Spreed: http://bit.ly/NCTXiIAccelaReader: http://accelareader.com/
SPREED
Recommended Speed Reading Tools?
8 More Speed Reading Tools: http://bit.ly/1gw3fdX
Acceleread: http://www.acceleread.com/ ...
SPEED READING TIPS
you must
NEVER FORGET!
Focus on Speed First!1
Your comprehension
level will improve as
you PRACTICE!
Focus on increasing your reading speed first...
Use a Guide!2
PenFinger(s) Paper
Regression and the duration of fixations can be minimized by using a guide. Keep your eye...
Minimize Regression!3
To improve reading speed you must resist regression. When you force yourself to NOT jump
back, you w...
Increase Vision Span!4
Increase your vision span by processing more words in an eye fixation. Start with 2 words, and
then...
Smart Eye Movement!5
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2009/07/30/speed-reading-and-accelerated-learning/
Start speed reading wi...
Stop/Reduce/Distract…6
Stop reading aloud and reduce internal speech, as it usually limits your reading speed to 150 –
250...
COMPREHENSION
3
How do you read…?
1 52
43 6
7
SQ3R mind map: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOvJpgMbY5k/UpFqWCxgPTI/AAAAAAAAA6I/2K22NoW48fc/s1600/SQ3R_map.gif
Comprehension?
RECALL
4
Cartoon: http://wildtimez.smackjeeves.com/comics/1002133/short-term-memory/
SHORT-TERM MEMORY!
“…Kim Peek could accurately RECALL the contents
of at least 12,000 BOOKS.”
Short Video: http://youtu.be/AfDEAIszuQI
Docume...
Adapted from: http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/18?e=price_1.0-ch04_s01 `
Memory Processing Model
FORGE...
Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve
Source: http://www.globalenglish.com/impact/virtuous_learning_cycle
REPETITION is the
Mother of All
Learning!
- Old Russian Proverb
Note Taking is a form of Repetition!
Talk to Yourself or Teach Someone!
Talk to yourself or teach someone else what you have just learned (read).
“Teaching is ...
Mind Maps
Mind Map Guidelines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map Mind Maps in Medicine: http://www.mindmaptutor.com/20...
Mnemonics
Med Mnemonics
SODA: http://apotential.wordpress.com/medical-mnemonics/Medical Mnemonics: http://www.medicalmnemo...
The Method of Loci (Memory Palace) is a method of memorizing information by placing each item to
be remembered at a point ...
Primacy & Recency Effect
Diagram source: http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_wade_psychology_7_mru/21/5605/1435121.cw/-/1435123/in...
Study Smart!
Source: http://www.koobits.com/2012/10/08/study-smart-the-power-of-spaced-repetition Brooke Thio
The Learning...
Memorize on an Empty Stomach…
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4723162.stm
*Yale University study (2006)
“…We are...
“Study without DESIRE spoils the memory, and
it retains nothing that it takes in.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
BEYOND
5
Photo Reading
VIdeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1U15Lqi5TE
Beyond Speed Reading?
Quick Overview: https://www.youtube...
Anyone with average intelligence can learn
to read at astounding speeds up to
2,000,000
WPM with increased comprehension.
...
Quantum Reading
Beyond Mental Photography?
Video: http://youtu.be/joUZpw93eqEWebsite: http://www.quantumspeedreading.com/
YOU CAN DO IT!
6
SPEED READING…
IS
EASY!
REMEMBER!
 Intensify your FOCUS before speed reading.
 To SPEED READ:
 Use a guide;
 Minimize regression;
 Reduce fix...
http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/becoming-creative-super-learners-at-usm
…Creative Super Learners!
“Our brains can be rewired to
become ‘Creative Super
Learners’ at any age.”
- Zaid Ali Alsagoff
ReadSpeeder: http://www.readspeeder.com/
Free Speed Reading Tutorials?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxvhJ5sO4Rg
CRASH
COURSE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_k...
More Free Tutorials?
http://www.youtube.com/user/speedreadingclasses/videos
http://list.ly/list/Hhp-speed-reading
http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/
Have a
ZaidLearn!
Finally, You Might Want To…
Zaid Ali Alsagoff
E-Learning Manager
E-mail : zaid.alsagoff@gmail.com
Blog : http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/
Slides : http:...
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Imagine if you could read a 200-page book in 20 minutes? Did you know that there are people in this world that can do just that? How about you? In today’s fast-paced knowledge and innovation driven economy, speed-reading is increasingly becoming an essential to master. In this half-day interactive crash course on speed reading at IMU, we will explore several techniques we can apply to read faster and smarter with comprehension. Once completed, you should be able to increase your reading speed by 200 - 300 percent. As you practice, your comprehension rate will improve with your newly acquired speed reading pace. As you increase your reading speed, you will have more time to focus on people engagement, quality, creativity and innovation, which are key essentials to succeed with education, work and life for the 21st century.

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  1. 1. Zaid Ali Alsagoff SPEED READING
  2. 2. Infographic: http://www.domo.com/learn/data-never-sleeps-2 Superman reads (image): http://fourthage.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/superman-for-the-animals-letters.png
  3. 3. The Rate of Medical Knowledge is… http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/2020/index.html “…doubling every three years currently and projected to be doubling every 73 DAYS by 2020…”
  4. 4. More Time For…  Prayers  Family  Innovation  Studies  Play  Sleep  Fun  Etc. Benefits of Speed Reading: http://www.noahlaith.com/7-benefits-speed-reading/ If only I could SPEED READ!
  5. 5. “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  6. 6. MISSION
  7. 7. Speed Reading Mission 1. How to intensify your focus? 3. How much do you understand? 2. How many words per minute (WPM)? 4. How much do you remember? FOCUS 1 SPEED 2 COMPREHENSION 3 RECALL 4
  8. 8. http://bit.ly/1ibqeYD Online Speed Reading Test Alternative 2 (No quiz): http://www.readingsoft.com/ Please read at your NORMAL PACE.
  9. 9. Download Speed Reading Test, which… http://www.scribd.com/doc/230218138/Speed-Reading-Test You can print out to assess your reading speed on a hardcopy.
  10. 10. Your Speed Reading Level? Speed-reading diagram: http://www.noahlaith.com/tag/speed-reading-test/ *WPM: Words Per Minute WPM Status < 120 Poor, slow 121 – 180 Below average 181 – 250 Average 251 – 350 College Level 351 – 450 Post-Graduate 451 – 800 Superior 801 – 1,500+ Speed Reader > 1,500+ Genius
  11. 11. FOCUS 1
  12. 12. FOCUS! “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” – Steve Jobs "Focusing is about saying NO" Video: http://youtu.be/H8eP99neOVs To Facebook Or NOT to
  13. 13. Source: http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2014/02/increase-your-brain-power-by-juggling-3.html Juggling has been shown to increase both GREY and WHITE matter in the brain! Did You Know? Empowers us to: FOCUS BETTER THINK FASTER IMPROVED COORDINATION ENHANCED PERIPHERAL VISION AWAKEN THE KID IN US!
  14. 14. Image (4 persons): http://katiehayyoga.com/2013/01/learn-to-breathe-alternate-nostril-breathing/.html Alternate Nostril Breathing to Activate… Your Whole Brain! Article: http://bit.ly/1p4wHaW 3-5 Minutes a Day!
  15. 15. http://www.zenlama.com/the-difinitive-guide-to-increasing-you-mind-power/ Five Categories of Brainwaves
  16. 16. 2. Set a timer for 3 minutes and start to read a book, article, etc. 3. When you experience a distraction: Make a note (tick). 4. Each time you’re distracted, read point 1 silently to yourself. 5. Then start reading again. 6. When the timer goes off, count the number of distractions. Once reached 0 distractions, increase the timer 5,7,9, etc. minutes. Albert Einstein's Distraction Index Drill A method to empower 99.9% FOCUS and CONCENTRATION! Detailed Instruction: http://website-interesting.blogspot.com/2013/01/albert-einsteins-distraction-index-drill.html 1. Write "l won't be distracted by that anymore.“ on a piece of paper. My Record? 42 Minutes
  17. 17. Optimizing Your Mind & Body for Learning? 1. Define your targets! 2. Breath to relax! 3. Visualize that you will succeed! 4. Choose brain stimulating places to study! 5. Use natural light whenever possible! 6. Take Power Naps to reenergize the brain! 7. Eat healthy and light to stay alert! 8. Mix with People that are hungry to learn! 9. You can learn anything! Yes, you can!
  18. 18. SPEED 2
  19. 19. Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 – 250 WPM Bad Reading Habits? Image (Reading speeds): http://www.noahlaith.com/7-benefits-speed-reading/ 1. Failure to preview 2. Regression (Re-reading) 3. Poor vision span (word-by-word) 4. Vocalization and Internal Speech 5. Poor concentration
  20. 20. http://www.spritzinc.com/ “…When people read they spend about 80% of the time moving their eyes from word to word but only 20% processing meaning.” Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)
  21. 21. Let’s Practice Speed Reading! Spreed: http://bit.ly/NCTXiIAccelaReader: http://accelareader.com/ SPREED
  22. 22. Recommended Speed Reading Tools? 8 More Speed Reading Tools: http://bit.ly/1gw3fdX Acceleread: http://www.acceleread.com/ QuickReader: http://www.quickreader.net/
  23. 23. SPEED READING TIPS you must NEVER FORGET!
  24. 24. Focus on Speed First!1 Your comprehension level will improve as you PRACTICE! Focus on increasing your reading speed first. Don’t worry if your comprehension level becomes lower, as you speed read at this stage. The comprehension level will improve as you practice.
  25. 25. Use a Guide!2 PenFinger(s) Paper Regression and the duration of fixations can be minimized by using a guide. Keep your eye fixation above the tip of the guide used (dot on a paper). The guide should be used to maintain or increase the reading speed.
  26. 26. Minimize Regression!3 To improve reading speed you must resist regression. When you force yourself to NOT jump back, you will increasingly become more focused. Whatever important that you missed or don’t understand early on is usually repeated again or understood later. So, don’t worry! Image (Reading speeds): http://www.noahlaith.com/7-benefits-speed-reading/ Reducing regression tips: http://bit.ly/1qbyHPD
  27. 27. Increase Vision Span!4 Increase your vision span by processing more words in an eye fixation. Start with 2 words, and then increase as you practice (5 words, one line, one paragraph, etc.). Also, reduce the time for each fixation point as you practice (1 to 0.5 to 0.25 seconds). Image (Reading speeds): http://www.noahlaith.com/7-benefits-speed-reading/
  28. 28. Smart Eye Movement!5 http://fourhourworkweek.com/2009/07/30/speed-reading-and-accelerated-learning/ Start speed reading with 1 word in from the first and last word of each line, and end 1 word in from the last word. Then try 2,3, 4 words, etc. As your peripheral vision improves, you will accelerate your reading speed significantly by smartly reducing the time for eye movement.
  29. 29. Stop/Reduce/Distract…6 Stop reading aloud and reduce internal speech, as it usually limits your reading speed to 150 – 250 WPM. You can distract your internal speech by repeating a particular phrase, word or number(s). Example: Saying ‘1,2,1,2’ while speed reading to distract the internal voice. Vocalization Internal Speech Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 – 250 WPM X Bla, bla bla, bla… Reading aloud Lipping Tongue Warbling Jawing Adam’s appling Diaphragming
  30. 30. COMPREHENSION 3
  31. 31. How do you read…? 1 52 43 6 7
  32. 32. SQ3R mind map: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOvJpgMbY5k/UpFqWCxgPTI/AAAAAAAAA6I/2K22NoW48fc/s1600/SQ3R_map.gif Comprehension?
  33. 33. RECALL 4
  34. 34. Cartoon: http://wildtimez.smackjeeves.com/comics/1002133/short-term-memory/ SHORT-TERM MEMORY!
  35. 35. “…Kim Peek could accurately RECALL the contents of at least 12,000 BOOKS.” Short Video: http://youtu.be/AfDEAIszuQI Documentary: http://youtu.be/4wjgMtNF3Ms Kim Peek quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Peek
  36. 36. Adapted from: http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/18?e=price_1.0-ch04_s01 ` Memory Processing Model FORGETTING Attention Encoding Retrieval REMEMBERINGI N P U T Sensory Memory Short-Term Memory Long-Term Memory
  37. 37. Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve Source: http://www.globalenglish.com/impact/virtuous_learning_cycle
  38. 38. REPETITION is the Mother of All Learning! - Old Russian Proverb
  39. 39. Note Taking is a form of Repetition!
  40. 40. Talk to Yourself or Teach Someone! Talk to yourself or teach someone else what you have just learned (read). “Teaching is LEARNING TWICE.” - Joseph Joubert
  41. 41. Mind Maps Mind Map Guidelines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map Mind Maps in Medicine: http://www.mindmaptutor.com/2011/04/mind-maps-in-medicine/ Mind maps help you comprehend, see the big picture, create new ideas, and build connections. iMindMap: http://thinkbuzan.com/ Mind Mapping Tools: http://mashable.com/2013/09/25/mind-mapping-tools/ MindMeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/
  42. 42. Mnemonics Med Mnemonics SODA: http://apotential.wordpress.com/medical-mnemonics/Medical Mnemonics: http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/ Mnemonics are learning memory techniques that help learners recall larger pieces of information, especially in the form of lists like characteristics, steps, stages, parts, phases, etc.
  43. 43. The Method of Loci (Memory Palace) is a method of memorizing information by placing each item to be remembered at a point along an imaginary journey. The information can then be recalled in a specific order by retracing the same route through the imaginary journey. Memory Palace: http://bourbakisme.blogspot.com/2011/05/mp-memory-palace-giulio-camillo-lidea.htmlMethod of Loci: http://mnemotechnics.org/wiki/Method_of_Loci MEMORY PALACE
  44. 44. Primacy & Recency Effect Diagram source: http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_wade_psychology_7_mru/21/5605/1435121.cw/-/1435123/index.html When asked to recall a list of items in any order (free recall), people tend to begin recall with the end of the list, recalling those items best (the recency effect). Among earlier list items, the first few items are recalled more frequently than the middle items (the primacy effect).
  45. 45. Study Smart! Source: http://www.koobits.com/2012/10/08/study-smart-the-power-of-spaced-repetition Brooke Thio The Learning Power of Spaced Repetition!
  46. 46. Memorize on an Empty Stomach… Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4723162.stm *Yale University study (2006) “…We are more alert and keyed up to both remember and recall more readily when stressed by hunger.” - Stephen Bloom Wise to revise for and sit exams on an empty stomach as hunger can help with the creation and retrieval of memories.
  47. 47. “Study without DESIRE spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  48. 48. BEYOND 5
  49. 49. Photo Reading VIdeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1U15Lqi5TE Beyond Speed Reading? Quick Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqXvA0MKZdQ
  50. 50. Anyone with average intelligence can learn to read at astounding speeds up to 2,000,000 WPM with increased comprehension. A 16 year old dyslexic boy Mentally photographed at 606,000WPM (in 1976). Mental Photography Quick Overview: http://zoxpro.com/ Beyond Photo Reading? Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbeUDFu01-YZOXPro: http://www.zoxpro.com/ *WPM - Words per minute. Richard Welch
  51. 51. Quantum Reading Beyond Mental Photography? Video: http://youtu.be/joUZpw93eqEWebsite: http://www.quantumspeedreading.com/
  52. 52. YOU CAN DO IT! 6
  53. 53. SPEED READING… IS EASY!
  54. 54. REMEMBER!  Intensify your FOCUS before speed reading.  To SPEED READ:  Use a guide;  Minimize regression;  Reduce fixation points;  Increase vision span and use smart eye movement;  Don’t read aloud and distract internal speech; and  Use speed reading tools to practice and track your progress.  Use SQ3R Study method for better COMPREHENSION.  Use MEMORY techniques to remember more of what you have learned.  Speed Reading is not enough! Strive to BECOME…
  55. 55. http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/becoming-creative-super-learners-at-usm …Creative Super Learners!
  56. 56. “Our brains can be rewired to become ‘Creative Super Learners’ at any age.” - Zaid Ali Alsagoff
  57. 57. ReadSpeeder: http://www.readspeeder.com/
  58. 58. Free Speed Reading Tutorials? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxvhJ5sO4Rg CRASH COURSE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_kYdNhNs8
  59. 59. More Free Tutorials? http://www.youtube.com/user/speedreadingclasses/videos
  60. 60. http://list.ly/list/Hhp-speed-reading
  61. 61. http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/ Have a ZaidLearn! Finally, You Might Want To…
  62. 62. Zaid Ali Alsagoff E-Learning Manager E-mail : zaid.alsagoff@gmail.com Blog : http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/ Slides : http://www.slideshare.net/zaid Twitter: http://twitter.com/zaidlearn IMU : http://imu.edu.my DID : +603-2731 7327 Ext. : 3115
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