Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Memorizing technical terms, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
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- Sometimes you're trying to read through the material…quickly but you come across technical terms.…These might be words you've never seen before.…How do we deal with situations like this?…First off, don't let that immediately stop your reading.…Try to finish the rest of the paragraph.…Sometimes you can figure out the meaning of…the word through the context.…But what if you can't?…You might have to look the word up…and commit it to memory.…In this video we'll discuss the similar sound technique.…It will help you remember the definition…of words you aren't familiar with.…To show you how the similar sound technique works,…let's start with a simple example…and then we'll move on to a more complex one.…
Let's take the word Claustrophobia.…Now you probably already know what this word means.…It's the fear of close spaces, especially very narrow…and crowded spaces.…If you had to teach this word's meaning to a little…kid that wasn't familiar with it, how would you do it?…You could use the similar sound technique and…here's how it would work.…
The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the "read and recall" method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.
- Measuring your reading speed
- Reading faster on the computer
- Reading groups of words
- Previewing and overviewing
- Improving comprehension and retention
- Understanding the 80/20 principle of reading
- Reading magazines, textbooks, diagrams, and ebooks