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Title: Efficient reading


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Efficient reading
  • A matter of concentration

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Concentration
  • Imagine driving a car at 20 kilometers per hour
    vs. driving at 200 kilometers per hour.
  • Reading is the same.
  • Concentration requires energy
  • Health, rest, physical mental well-being are
    all important.
  • Rest breaks are important
  • Rewards are important

3
How fast should you read?
  • Native English Speakers
  • 250 wpm with 70 comprehension for average adult
  • 300 wpm with 70 comprehension for college
    students

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Distractions
  • External
  • People talking
  • Telephone
  • Music
  • Internal (more difficult to control)
  • Thoughts
  • Other things you need to do
  • Mind wandering

5
Increasing Reading Speed
  • Be Aggressive
  • Be active.
  • Look for Meaning.
  • Drive for the main idea.

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Concentrate
  • Focus on Meaning.
  • Consider Your Purpose.
  • Be attentive.
  • Visualize (use imagination and five senses)

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Stop Regressions
  • Regressions are when you reread what you have
    already read
  • Keep your mind from wandering.
  • Pay attention during the first reading.
  • Reread only when necessary such as when the
    material is complex

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Reduce Vocalization
  • This is moving your lips when you read.
  • Subvocalization is when you hear the voice in
    your head.
  • Put a paper in front of your lips to see if it
    moves.
  • You read with your mind, not your mouth.
  • Subvocalization can be very helpful for difficult
    and complex reading

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Expand Fixations
  • Identify Thought Units.
  • Read in Phrases.
  • Decrease Fixations.

10
Increasing Reading Speed
  • Use a Pen as a Pacer
  • Set a Rhythmical pace.
  • Move the Pen from Left to Right.
  • Make a Z Pattern with Return Sweeps.

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Preview Before Reading
  • Think About the Title.
  • Look for Key Words and Phrases.
  • Read the Boldface and Italic Type.
  • Make Predictions.
  • Decide What You Want to Learn.
  • Activate Your Schema.

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Set a Time Goal
  • Estimate Words per Page.
  • Calculate Projected Reading Speed.
  • Pace Yourself.
  • Make Your Goal Realistic.

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Increasing Reading Speed
  • Be Flexible
  • Adjust Speed According to Purpose.
  • Skim When Necessary.
  • Slow Down for Difficult
  • Material.

14
Increasing Reading Speed
  • Practice
  • Read Every Day.
  • Practice Faster Reading Techniques.
  • Be Willing to Try.

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The Open, Window by Saki
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Saki (1870-1916)
  • Hector Hugh Munro
  • or H. H. Munro
  • British
  • Born in Burma
  • Joined Indian Imperial Police
  • Fought and died in WW1 as an ordinary soldier
  • Master of the short story
  • Write about ironies of society
  • A closet homosexual
  • Read Tobermory

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From a high school play based on this story.
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