Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading groups of words, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
- Part of the reason why people read slowly…is because they read on a word-by-word basis.…You can speed up your reading if you learn how to read…more than one word at a time.…This is what we'll focus on in this video.…First off, I want you to know you probably already…read groups of words without realizing it.…This happens all the time when you are driving.…If you saw a sign that said 'New York City' while driving,…you'd probably be able to read…all three words in just one glance.…We need to replicate this ability…that we already have while reading.…Here's a technique for reading groups of words.…
Think of each line of text…as being broken up into three parts,…a beginning, a middle, and an end.…Think of these three areas as Fixation points.…You're going to focus your eyes so that they make…three fixations per line, once at the beginning,…once in the middle, and once at the end.…During each one of those three fixation points,…you'll attempt to read the group of words in that area.…Your goal is to read between three to five…
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