Speed Reading: How to Get Comprehension at High Speeds

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Speed Reading: How to Get Comprehension at High Speeds

  1. 1. How To GetComprehension at High Speeds Welcome!
  2. 2. What Well Discuss Today1. Rules of Comprehension2. Adjusting Reading Speed for Ideal Comprehension3. Information Patterns4. How To Improve Your Focus & Attention
  3. 3. Factors that Influence Comprehension Rule #1: Abstract vs. Concrete Passages with abstract words will be harder to read very quickly.Your mind understands specifics better than abstract sentences.
  4. 4. Factors that Influence Comprehension Rule #2: Information DensityThe less ideas a passage contains, the easier it is to readSome passages present different ideas more quickly than others
  5. 5. Factors that Influence Comprehension Rule #3: Prior KnowledgeThe more prior knowledge of a subject you have, the easier it will be to read faster. Doctors vs. 1st-Year Medical Students
  6. 6. Adjusting Your Reading Speed for Ideal Comprehension Slowing Down & Speeding Up
  7. 7. Preview & Overview Before ReadingThe Multiple Reading Process 1. Preview 2. Overview 3. Read
  8. 8. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview On the Preview... Find Trigger Words & Generate Effective Questions (Send Probes to Your Mind)
  9. 9. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized?Before reading, figure out how the book/chapter is structured Whats the best way to read this information?How the information may be organized:
  10. 10. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized?
  11. 11. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? "How-To" Format Importance > Steps
  12. 12. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Editorial Format
  13. 13. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? News Who? What? Where? When? Why? Remember the 5 Ws
  14. 14. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Informational Topic Aspect #1 Aspect #2 Aspect #3 Remember "TA"
  15. 15. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Problem-Solution Problem Effects Causes Solution
  16. 16. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Chronological
  17. 17. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Examples
  18. 18. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Advantage & Disadvantage
  19. 19. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized? Process
  20. 20. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized?Most Important / Least Important
  21. 21. Spend Additional Time on Preview & Overview How is it organized?How the information may be organized:● "How-To" Format● Editorial Format: Evidence-Opinion or Opinion-Evidence● News: The 5 Ws● Informational● Problem-Effect-Causes-Solution (PECS)● Chronological● Examples● Advantage & Disadvantage● Process● Most Important / Least Important
  22. 22. How To Improve Your FocusBetter Focus = Better Speed & Comprehension
  23. 23. How To Improve Focus Use Your Hand as a Pacer orAccelaReader.com for Computer Reading
  24. 24. How To Improve Focus Establish a Purpose/Goal But Keep in Mind...A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish
  25. 25. How To Improve Focus Have a PlanTime Yourself, Establish Deadlines
  26. 26. How To Improve Focus Eliminate Distractions
  27. 27. How To Improve Focus Avoid Multi-Tasking
  28. 28. How To Improve Focus: Tangerine Technique
  29. 29. Summary1. Rules of Comprehension2. Adjusting Reading Speed for Ideal Comprehension3. Information Patterns4. How To Improve Your Focus & Attention

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