6 Speed ​​Read Myth Debunked

There is so much misinformation about speed-reading as a user for more than 30 years, and as a teacher of tens of thousands of students from all lifestyles and all levels of education, I'm forced to debunk some common and popular myths. However, before we begin, it is necessary to define what is read.

Reading Defined

While definitions may vary, you can define reading as a symbol of interpreting visual signals and derivative meaning from those symbols (letters, words, etc.). If you agree with this definition, it says reading is cognitive ability. Therefore, you can read as fast as one can think (or interpret) the visual signs.

So when someone wants to learn that "speed reading" is a two-fold problem. One is to see the symbols faster (that's the easiest part) and second, the mind is responding faster. Simply put, there are two elements to speed up reading – develop mechanical skills to make your eyes move better and learn to push your mind thinking and responding faster (understanding).

Myth # 1 – "It does not really work."

This is both true and false. One of my biggest subjects with students is the announcement that if they sign up for a program then magic will happen. Due to the nature of learning, a new system of talent and habits is difficult, but the student must learn completely in experience and let go of ideas about what they believe in themselves as students and free their attachments to the "see-hear-hear" understanding habits they grow up with. What I tell students is, "It does not work, you work it." In other words, Dynamic Speed ​​Reading is a system, the methodology used to read, but the reader needs to come and his mind in the process. One process outside the process will not work for all reading conditions.

Myth # 2 – "Speed ​​reading is just about moving your eyes fast"

False. Although this is historical, and most of the programs today focus on the speed of movement in the eye, this statement is contrary to the definition of reading as described above. Indeed, this is the primary cause of puberty and suspicion against the concept of reading speed. It's not read if you truly put your eyes and see all the printouts. Learning mechanics without learning the understanding process is only part of the solution. If someone is serious about wanting to develop his effective reading skills, great emphasis on understanding understanding is important for success. I do not recommend software or other hardware for this. By definition, you can only read as fast as you can think of or respond to the icons on the page. You also need to develop understanding, or intellectual skills.

Myth # 3 – "When Speed ​​Reading You Lose Comparison"

Again, Incorrect. Although the answer to this is included in myth 2, this is a further explanation. When I explain this, keep in mind the promise you are not reading if you do not understand. Understanding means understanding. This myth has evolved not only because most programs focus on solely pace but also because of the nature of the adult student trying to change his life.

Typically, an adult student has formed the beliefs / habits that in order to understand well, you need to start at the beginning and read word-to-word words in a linear way. This belief / practice was established because of early schooling from school day. Studies have, however, shown that understanding is a process. In other words, we must build understanding as we build our studies on other talents. A useful analogue would be to go to a new state, province or country. You started by looking at a map to get a general sense of direction where you are where you want to be. Next, you could look at the main highway that leads you there. Finally, you would concentrate on certain streets that could reach you to the destination. Reading comprehension experts agree, understanding must be built. Written differently, you need to "prepare your mind to read."

Another part of this myth is because the nature of the learning process is developing fast-paced health. As the student works to break the habit of focusing on individual words both visibly and cognitively, a powerful moment of stimulus (words) needs to be achieved to create meaning faster. Here we are talking about mechanical abilities. As the rapid-rate student first enters this phase of development, understanding will initially decrease as he / she struggles to study the flow of the system. This can be compared to the first course to drive a car. Remember? You had to focus on controlling all the various pedals, buttons and mirrors while at the same time steering this ton of steel down the road. If you have been running for years, you might not even be able to remember how unpleasant you felt. Another good comparison would be to learn how to make a new dance. The student needs enough time to build diversity.

Myth # 4 – "Speed ​​Read is only about skimming, scanning, password"

False. Skimming is a sample of reading part of a text – sentence or two here and there, or any other approach. Skimming is a good "for reading" technology, but is not a "dynamic speed reading" in itself.

Scanning, by definition, is to look from point to point often suddenly, casually or in search of a particular role. We could search the phone book for a particular person, scan the ad for work, but we do not scan a new book, report, manual, etc. If we want to succeed. Scanning can be used as read technology, but is not reading speed.

Password is an old speed reading technology where the student was told "do not focus on insignificant words" such as "a," "the", "too". This can not be done. Try this yourself: Sit against someone who is around your height and look at his face. While you do this, try not to see your nose. Sight, the mechanical part of reading, is unbiased. Or, in other words, you can not see something in your perspective. Your mind can not sign or answer something that your eyes see, but that's another matter. In fact, it is again the question of understanding that we have discussed.

Myth # 5 – "You can get some results at the end of the program, but they will not last."

This is both true and false. Reading is skillful as another ability, when you do not do it for a while, you have to slow down. If you spent 5-10 years learning to play a piano and then had not touched the piano for 10-20 years, you would get rusted. All it takes when you take it is sometimes an exercise. When you buy an application, look for long-term support and follow-up.

Myth # 6- "If you look at naturally quickly readers, you're just very smart people can speed reading."

The truth is one of the things that made these people smart was the fact that they were voracious readers. They loved reading. When you get more readiness, you will read more and enjoy more and learn more. When you read more, you will usually be smart!

Now that these 6 major lows of speed allocation have been described, what will you do to handle your information? Today's knowledge economy is no other option than learning a new approach through the heaps.


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