The goal is to read at high speed while maintaining high levels of reading comprehension. We compile our favorite ideas from the original text. Have a good time! Reading word for word may not be the best idea. The purpose of nonfiction reading is not to read every word on every page — it is to extract useful information from the material.
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Enough said. Have fun at the races! Abby Marks Beale Day 1: Putting the Key in the Ignition Think of this book as a key that enables you to jumpstart your reading abilities and test-drive a whole new set of skills and techniques. If you are like many, you already feel confident about having this book in your hand because learning to read faster is a goal you have set many times. Now, by opening this book, you are closer than ever to achieving that goal.
You will double or even triple the amount you read in the same amount of time. At times, you may find that you only have to skim material. Improve your concentration. The faster you read, the more you pay attention and focus on what you are doing.
Understand material with greater depth and accuracy. As your concentration improves, you will better understand what you read. Retain information better. You can remember information better because you are paying attention, concentrating, and understanding more.
Enjoy Reading More. The faster reading strategies in this book help you build confidence and competence in your reading abilities, so you quickly find you enjoy reading more. There are some more little known benefits of learning to read faster — benefits I have personally experienced or participants in my workshops have shared with me.
Receive higher test scores on standardized tests Feel more in control of information overload. Surf the Web more efficiently. Find a subtitled mov ie a little more appealing. Read the informational placards in a museum faster.
Read road signs and billboards quicker. Reduce reading stress and guilt. Scan and compare nutrition labels with greater ease cut your shopping time. Know how long reading really takes and plan accordingly. But the most powerful example I can relate is one from my personal life.
When my first child was about nine months old, he woke up in the middle of the night crying with a barking cough that sounded like a seal. Now, as an experienced parent, I know that this is a medical condition called croup, which constricts the airway, making breathing difficult. Inexperienced as I was then, I was terrified. While waiting for the return call, I searched through my parenting books to figure out what was wrong and how I could make it better.
Within minutes, by scanning the indexes, skimming the text, and applying the advice, my son was on his way to better breathing — and my own breathing began to return to normal as well. This scenario has played itself out time and again. Each time I am acutely aware of how helpful faster reading skills are. Work with a Pro at Your Side To really make a difference in your reading abilities, you must experiment with and apply the ideas in this book. Imagine that you are new to car racing and are being groomed to become a race car driver, a faster reader.
Though you may already know how to drive a car, already know how to read, driving a race car is a completely different experience. If you were told to get behind the wheel of a race car and enter a competition right now, your current driving skills and knowledge base would be inadequate. However, imagine you were given ten days to prepare for the race.
Remember, although you will find some great ideas in this book, they will remain just great ideas if you do not turn on the ignition and explore the road- ways of faster reading. YOU hold the key. When I begin a workshop with this statement, I solicit responses from the participants. When asked for their responses, inevitably I hear negative words like "slow," "lazy" and "non-. I used to feel that way before I learned the secrets of better and faster reading.
I procrastinated on school reading assignments and rarely picked up a book for pleasure. I never understood why anyone would want to read a newspaper everyday! If you wrote in a more positive response in the blank, you are someone who naturally chooses to read more and spend more time reading. You find reading to be a satisfying experience and feel your time is spent wisely when you do read.
You may want to increase your reading load at home or work but are not sure the best way to achieve that goal. I believe that the majority of successful people in the world read widely and are voracious readers.
Learning and growing through reading helps you to become professionally and personally successful. If you ask anyone who is prominent in their field to discuss how they got to where they are right now, I can almost guarantee you that their path to success included a lot of reading.
Throughout this book, I will ask you again to complete the statement "I am a n reader. Believe that your past is not predictive of your future. Reason 2: You Are Only Human With all the technological advancements available to us, many people feel pressure to keep pace with the amazing speed and efficiency of computers.
If you had Pentium abilities, you could read almost at the speed of light while storing information in a massive database. Reason 3: Lack of Reading Training When was the last time you had any training to develop or polish your reading skills? If I were to venture an educated guess based on close to two decades teaching this topic, I would say only about one in twenty people may have taken an additional course, read a book, or followed an audiotape course in its entirety for faster reading.
If you chuckled when you read the last line, you are probably thinking about the book or tape program you bought years ago that is currently sitting on a shelf half listened to or maybe even unopened. If you mentally calculate your present age and subtract six, the approximate age you probably began reading, you get the number of years you have been building your current reading skills. I am constantly amazed at how well people learn to adapt to their increased reading workload without any formal training.
I have met lawyers, doctors, engineers, financial planners, and other educated professionals who now after all their years of formal education want to learn how to read faster.
One middle-aged lawyer I met told me he had finally come to a breaking point managing his reading workload. I asked how he made it through his college courses and certification programs without this essential skill. He decided it was time to do something about his poor attitude and his sluggish reading style. Reason 4: Your "To Read" Pile Everybody has some sort of a reading pile — magazines, newspapers, mail, printed emails and internet research, trade journals or other reading material for work, novels and how-to books.
Some call it the "to do" stack. I call it the "to read" stack. I sometimes call it the "too high to read" stack. These piles are the visual evidence of the information explosion. Not only do you have an explosion of print material but also a massive amount of information available to read on your computer. You simply need to make a conscious decision regarding what to read carefully, what to skim, and what to disregard. Throughout this book, I will give you information on achieving this goal.
They put their reading on a pile labeled "later. In this book, you will learn ways to gain control of your reading workload and to eliminate the dismay when you see the ever growing pile of material. So, now you possess an opinion of yourself as a reader. You are human and working with antiquated skills.
You are living in the midst of a burgeoning information tidal wave and you may not be giving reading enough time. What are you going to do? First you need to find out how you read with regard to speed and comprehension.
The following exercise takes less than five minutes to complete. Follow these simple steps and you will begin to better understand who you are as a reader. Time Yourself. Have a clock or watch with a second hand next to you or a stopwatch or a kitchen timer and time how long it takes to read the passage "All About Reading" on the next page.
Write your total time in minutes and seconds in the space provided at the end of the reading.
10 Days to Faster Reading – Abby Marks Beale
Growing up, most of us learned to read by starting with the first word on the first page, then continuing to read until we get to the last word on the last page. Efficient reading is non-linear - a series of quick skims, skipping around, referencing, and note-taking. Between books, newsletters, magazines, e-mail, blog posts, and snail mail, our reading pile overfloweth. Until someone invents a Time-Turner that will allow us to keep up with our reading, choices must be made.
10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale PDF Download
Hasta que alguien invente un sistema para no acumularlas, tendremos que tomar decisiones. Tener claro lo que queremos hacer es necesario para poder seleccionar las lecturas de forma efectiva. Esto es: establecer objetivos. De este modo, cuando comencemos a leer, buscaremos la respuesta a esas preguntas. A este concepto la autora le llama priming.
10 Days to Faster Reading