Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Memory principles, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
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- We already discussed the importance of repetition…and how you can increase the amount of repetitions…you get by implementing the three step…multiple reading process and by taking notes.…But if you want to get even more repetition in,…try talking to another person about what you just read.…Anytime you can put something into your own words…and teach it to someone else, you'll find yourself…better able to remember that information.…But repetition isn't the only thing…that improves your memory.…There are a number of other memory principles…that help you remember information more effectively.…For example, visualization.…
Anytime you can visualize something it's easier to remember.…That's why it's easier to remember…people's faces rather than their names.…While reading, you want to actively try to…imagine the information you are…reading visually in your head.…Try doing this at the end of paragraphs or sections.…Exaggeration is another powerful memory principle.…In other words, we remember things…that are out of the ordinary.…
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