Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Tips for reading news articles, part of Learning Speed Reading.
- Let's talk about reading news articles.…The constant stream of news that you might be reading…on a daily basis has a structure to it,…and if we understand the structure of these articles,…we can read them more effectively.…Most news articles are written with a structure…known as an upside-down pyramid or triangle.…All this means is that the most important information…will appear near the top.…In fact the article is written with priorities in mind.…From most important to least important is the way…that reporters and journalists will write…when they're creating news articles.…The who, what, where, when and how will all appear…in the first few paragraphs, while the least important…information will appear in the middle,…and the bottom of the article.…
Now that we know this, let's go over some…strategies for reading newspapers quickly.…If you're just trying to get a general idea…of what's happening in the news, you can simply…read the first two to three paragraphs of an article,…and you'll have most of the information,…
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