PhotoReading

Truth or Myth?
To put it simply Photoreading is like speed reading in hyper drive. No spead reading course is complete without having a look at the potential power of Photoreading. I spent a considerable amount of time practicing Photoreading. Thus, from what I have learnt, I can show you in exact detail the blood and bones of Photoreading, no hype, no lies, just the bare faced truth behind this enigmatic mental ability.

What is Photoreading?
Photoreading is a so called "whole-mind system" which supposedly allows you to read books at a scorching pace, well over 25,000 words per minute. Our conscious mind can only process so much, while our subconscious mind apparently absorbs ever minute detail and forgets nothing. Knowing this, wouldn't it be fantastic if we could harness the power of our subconscious mind to acquire knowledge. This is what Photoreading tries to do. Instead of reading a book with your conscious, you use the technique of Photoreading which lets your subconscious do all the work. That sums up the theory behind Photoreading. What do you think? It sounds very interesting , doesn't it. However, don't get your expectations up too high. I must inform you. Hell will freeze over before you can pick up any old book and comprehend every scrap of detail, through your subconsciousness in just a few seconds. Hmmm, maybe that was a bit harsh, but necessary none the less. Photoreading can be useful but it does not perform miracles.

Prepare your mind
This is how Photoreading starts off in advance of actually touching a book you must commence by preparing your mind. How do you do that? By being in a relaxed state of mind. Here is a simple technique to put you the correct state of mind for Photoreading. 1 Select a place where you can be alone and allow yourself to relax completely. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. 2 Slowly and gently breathe in for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 3 Hold your breath for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 4 Slowly and gently breath out for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Continue the breathing exercise for 2 minutes. Then, instead of breathing for 6 counts start breathing for 8 counts, do this for another 2 minutes. Now you should be in a tranquil state. Open your eyes half way, staying relaxed and in a dreamy state. The next stage of Photoreading awaits you.

State your purpose for reading
Take a book you wish to Photoread and silently state a simple but specific purpose. Such as, "I will learn everything in this science book and ace my exams with flying colors." Furthermore , follow this up by envisioning yourself accomplishing the goal you wish to achieve. As far as I'm concerned, this is by far and away the most important factor in Photoreading. In tests, this step alone has been shown to increase people's normal reading speed significantly. In fact you can use this technique for practically anything. For example, presiding a baseball game you could mentally and verbally say "I will play to the best of my abilities" or "I will hit a home run" and mentally envision it. Mental focusing is a powerful tool.

Divergent eyes
To actually photoread you have to change your visual perspective. The purpose of changing your visual perspective is to stop your conscious from absorbing the material. Thus, you switch to a divergent focus so that only your subconscious is absorbing the information from the reading material. A third page effect will appear in the center of the book if you have shifted your focus to divergent eyes correctly. Lots of people have trouble figuring out how to do this. However, you're in luck. The picture below describes what divergent eyes is better than I could ever convey in writing. As they say "a picture is worth a thousand words."

It will usually take a little practice to become accustomed at holding a divergent focus for a sustained amount of time.

It's time to Photoread
Finally! You're actually going to Photoread now. With your book in hand, open it and stare at the center of the page with a divergent focus. Now start turning the pages of your book. While turning the pages use a mantra: "Perfect comprehension" or "Perfect learning". Say Perfect...learning as you turn the pages -around one page a second. Keep the page turning at an even rhythm. If you turn two pages at once, carry on regardless, because when you reach the end of the book, turn it upside down and PhotoRead from back to front. You're bound to catch any pages you missed on this second run-through. When you've finished Photoreading, do an affirmation with eyes closed: "Everything I have PhotoRead has made a perfect impression on my mind and is available to me at will." Create an affirmation that best suits you.

Activation the last stage
How do you get all the information? Well... Apparently, now that all the information is lodged in your brain, it's easily accessible. Stay in your dreamy relaxed state for a few minutes and imagine the book's contents being processed by your mind. Wait a few minutes, then pick up the book again. Bring your purpose for Photoreading the book to mind, and see if you can get all the information you need by to fulfil that purpose in no more than 20-30 minutes.

Activation with Image streaming
I must admit, using it is a strange way to get knowledge from a book, but it does have some effects. After you have gone through the whole Photoreading proccess, when you reach the activacation

stage, you simply start image streaming with your purpose for reading the book in mind. Image streaming is with out doubt the best tool in the world for helping you think outside of the box. Thus, when you use Image streaming for activation, you start to think of the reading material in a different light. You begin asking questions which would have never of graced your mind before. Intriguing as Image streaming the book is. Reading the material is still neccesary in order for you to have complete comprehension.

Final thoughts
Photoreading has it's limitations. I've typed it once and I'll type it again, the mind conditioning techniques used in Photoreading are what makes it powerful. Therefore, the best thing to do is combine what you like about Photoreading with speed reading. That way you will have the best of both worlds.

Speed Reading course
A Speed reading course ehhh, what's that all about? Oh you know, it's one of those step-by-step guides to speed reading and Photoreading. Why should I care about speed reading or Photoreading? How can you ask that question! Reading is a part of everyday life. Naturally it would be brilliant if you could rocket your reading speed to a new dimension. This speed reading course will give you a run-down of the better methods to augment your reading speed. There is a plethora of useful concise information to increase intelligence all over this site, be sure to take advantage of it. So let get this show on the road... It's time to speed-read

Two styles
There are two completely different ways to maximize your Speed Reading. Let's begin with the drills, which develop your mechanical skills to increase your reading speed. These drill exercises train your eye to scan text at high speed rates, basically they train your eyes to move faster with better comprehension. The mechanical skills used for reading are called motor skills. All motor skills involve coordinating your body with a task. You use motor skills every day such as typing, cycling, dancing and so on. The secret to mastering motor skills is frequent practice on a regular basis, rather than cramming once a week. Second, the more important method as far I'm concerned is learning how to read more intelligently.

Speed reading the intelligent way
The area of psychological research that deals with how the mind learns is called metacognitive psychology.

A few metacognitive speed reading techniques are Photoreading, ireading, reading backwards, reading two lines or a paragraph at a time and few others which you will definitely want to know about. When you use and master metacognitive techniques, your reading speed improves even without practicing your motor skills.

Two is greater than one
That's not the end of the story though, if you want the absolute best results, if you want to breeze through books likes there's no tomorrow. Thus, using both motor skills and metacognitive techniques at the same time will produce reading speeds far greater than either method produces on its own. Congratulate your self. You made it past the first level although there's many more challenges that lie ahead... But I think you can handle them. On a serious note, next up in this speed reading course is understanding textual information

Improve reading speed

Understanding text
You want to improve reading speed, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Whether you're using speed reading or Photoreading, the actual textual information stays the same... So get comfortable, because in my speed reading course we get to the very heart of how we understand textual information. To improve reading speed you must understand some of the basics of speed reading. For instance, there are three levels of meaning in text. They are; literal, implied, and finally inferential. These three levels can occur within the same written document.

Literal information
Literal information is everything specifically stated in a written document. Literal information is really the cold hard facts. For example, names, dates and formulas are examples of literal information. In many cases, literal information needs to be memorized so that it can be accurately recalled.

Implied information
Implied information is not specifically stated. It contains facts that the average Joe should know. For example, an author might write that a man got a hole in one while playing golf. The author doesn't explain what a hole in one is, infact the author wouldn't even explain what golf is, because he expects you to know it.

Inferential information

Last but not least inferential information, which is what only a expert in a specific field will usually know. Inferential reading requires you to scrutinize text as an expert. You question, probe, and challenge the opinions and statements of an author. Inferential information is often quite difficult for a reader to comprehend straight away, because it requires considerable experience with a subject. Unlike the common experiences needed to read text at the implied level, inferential information is rarely known by average individuals; instead, it is usually possessed by professionals in a field. Let's say you are attempting to critically read a technical report on the development of a nuclear bomb so that it can be dropped on some defenseless country (I hope you've never done this ), without a single scrap of background in the field of nuclear psychics. You would find it tough... Actually you would find it nigh impossible. Without the background you simply could not assess the validity of the article. Most people can only read inferentially in subjects related to their work or serious interests.

Schema is very important
Our brain uses schema for decoding text. Schema is the information you already possess when learning something new, it's basically the background knowledge you have on your reading topic. You already know 90% of the information you will read. That means most of the time your reading old information stored away somewhere in your brain, you should be blazing past this information at well over 1,000 words a minute once you learn how to improve reading speed.

The key to super reading is to vary your speed intelligently.
You obviously won't be able to speed read well over a 1,000 wpm with inferential text, however depending on your familiarity on each section of the text you will be able to hasten for parts you know well and slow down for parts of the text that trouble your comprehension wise. How fast you read any given text entirely depends on how well you comprehend the material.

In other words, if I picked up a sunday newspaper. I could easily read an article which covers a whole page in under a minute and fully understand what is written, simply by reading 10 lines at a time, because it's easy to comprehend. I would probably already know more than 90% of it. By the headline alone I could probably give you a detailed description of the entire article without even reading it. Your brain stores a universe of information, so use your time wisely, read intelligently and improve reading speed. The rest of the speed reading course now awaits you, that includes the egnimatic Photoreading.

Speed Reading

Exercises to accelerate reading power
Exercising any part of your body results in it becoming stronger. So it stands to reason that utilizing speed reading exercises will result in advanced reading skills This speed reading course will help you attain superb reading speed. The normal reading rate is between 150 and 400 words per minute with good reading comprehension. Most likely, your initial speed falls some where within this range. Doubling your reading speeding will be easy as pie once you begin training your reading speed with metacognitve psychology techniques. When first practicing skills for increasing your reading rate, you will briefly lose your reading comprehension. This makes perfect sense when you realize that your goal is to read faster than you can now comprehend. At some point you must read faster than you can understand. Everybody learning to increase their reading rates experience this temporary comprehension loss, and it usually lasts no longer than 15 to 30 minutes. Achieving a higher reading rate while maintaining comprehension requires only a few minutes of faith in yourself.

Backward Reading
Backward reading is a more advanced technique, it does not suit everyone, because it is difficult to conquer. Reading one line forward , then reading the following line backwards is twice as fast. There is no wasted time when you read in both directions, just smooth sailing. Ironically, it is easier to read backward if you read faster rather than slower. The brain is reading the pattern of the sentence, rather

than the meanings of each word. If you find it too frustrating to read backward, forget about it. Continue your efforts later when you have mastered forward speed reading .

Reading more lines at once
It is important to select appropriate books to practice your speed reading exercises. Pick books that don't challenge your comprehension, any book that your very familiar with will do. Finally the moment you have been waiting for. Let's get the ball moving. Begin the exercises.

1. Read one line of text at your best comprehension rate for three minutes. 2. Read two lines of text at a time for three minutes. For the duration of this exercise, it is not important that you comprehend the text. 3. Read four lines of text at a time for three minutes. 4. Read a paragraph at a time for three minutes.

Another version
When you get the hang of the first method. Begin using this version of the exercise. It's more efficient: 1. Read for one minute at your best comprehension rate. 2. During the second minute, continue reading new material. Use a rate that is double your first minute's speed. Do not concern yourself with comprehension during this minute. 3. During the third minute, continue reading new material. Use a rate that is triple your first minute's speed. Do not concern yourself with comprehension during this minute.

4. During the fourth minute, continue reading new material at your best comprehension rate. 5. Repeat this entire exercise three more times. Every time you run through this drill, when you return to your normal reading comprehension level, you will notice a marked improvement in your rate of speed. What's brilliant about this, is every time you finish this exercise you will notice further reading speed increases. Also, if your planing on learning backward reading. Now is the time to do it, because when you first start using this reading drill you won't have any comprehension of the text anyway.

Mastering Speed reading
Do you want to be a Kung Fu Master speed reader. It's possible, if you practice 30 minutes a day every day for 8 weeks. Accomplishing this will guarantee that you will be able to read a page, which doesn't trouble your comprehension, in under 7 seconds (less if you keep practicing). But, do you want to hear the great news? Even if you only do these drills for a few measly days, it will still be of huge benefit to you. You can still reap it's rewards one year from now, infact you will feel the effects permanently. Do you know WHY I know this? Because I barely completed 3 weeks training with Speed reading. I didn't have the time to finish it's 8 week course. Yet, what I did do, is still affecting me immensely today, one year on! The jist of speed reading should be abundantly clear to you now. All that remains for you to do is check out the rest of the speed reading course...Oh, and Photoreading.

Reading improvement

Increase reading speed with hand motions
"Reading improvement by using your hands... Don't make me laugh." Those were my friends exact words and who can blame him. Hand motions to increase reading speed does sound a little far-fetched, if you ask me. However, in my speed-reading course I show you all the best techniques to rapidly increase reading speed, even if they are a-typical.

The purpose of hand motions
There's no point in using hand motions to increase reading speed, if you don't know why it works... Actually, it's totally and utterly possible to still use hand motions while not understanding why it works. Anyways, whether you want to know or not, here is why hand motions increase your reading speed. 1.Your hand forces your eyes to scan text from one margin to the other, preventing any important words from being missed. 2.Your hand forces your eyes to continually scan new text. This prevents your eyes from stopping to look at unfamiliar phrases or words. A common cause of slow reading is the tendency for the eyes to stop or repeatedly stare at an unfamiliar phrase (regression). Blasting regression into oblivion is necessary for reading improvement. 3. Your hand forces your eyes to read at a speed exceeding your ability to hear words in your head (subvocalisation). This enables speed-reading at your visual rather than your auditory rate.

How to move your fingers

Although different hand motions are used world wide in speed reading courses, I'm cutting through the sludge and aiming for the heart of it all. I'm showing you the most efficient method... Why bother with second best. We all have two hands (well, most of us), you may wonder which one to use when speed reading. Most people find the left the logical choice for guiding the eyes through text.. English text flows from left to right, and from the top to the bottom of a page. The left hand more efficiently follows this pattern than the right hand. Moreover, this leaves the right hand free for turning pages. However if you feel more comfortable using the other combination right hand moving the eye, left hand moving the pages, go with it. Reading improvement will come either way. The difference between left- and right-hand page turning is not noticeable unless you read faster than 50 pages per minute. In all fairness, that's not likely to present a problem for you. In the simplest terms possible, you just move your hand left to right across the page, while fixing your eye on a point in your hands. I use my left hand to move my eye and the right hand to move the pages

Where do I focus my eyes?
There are three possible places you can fix your eyes during reading: 1. Fix your eye on the left side of your fingers. 2. Fix your eye on the right side of your fingers. 3. Fix your eye directly above your fingers. Have a trail-run with each technique to discover which focal points feel most natural for you. Your fingers are simply pacing your eye motion of your fingers. Like a lot procedures you use freqeuntly, the awareness of your fingers presence will soon fade. Still the fingers motion will continue to help you read faster than ever before.

Left-hand page-turning speed reading exercise
1. Use your left hand to start reading at the upper left-hand corner of this book's first page. 2. As your left hand begins to move down the page, slide your right hand under the corner of the top of the right page. 3. Grasp the edge of the right page, and wait until your left hand reaches the bottom of the right page. 4. Quickly flip over the page, and continue reading the next page with your left hand. 5. Remember to use your right hand to keep the exact from snapping shut while reading. 6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed ten pages. Reading improvement is possible with hand motions even if you do look a little silly while using it. Next up in this stupendous speed reading course is... What ever you want! I don't think there is any order to my speed-reading course, but I definitely have plenty of ways to increase reading speed!

Increase reading speed
You want to increase reading speed and you want to improve reading speed. How do you do this? It's hilariously obvious isn't it, you devour my speed reading course and start speed reading like a pro. In a nut shell there are two speed reading techniques outlined in this gloriously stunning (that's probably over doing it) page. First inline, are the use of verbs and nouns to increase reading speed, quickly followed by

Using verbs and nouns
Verbs and nouns help increase your reading speed while maintaining good comprehension. To achieve good comprehension you should be able to answer five key questions. These key questions are who, what, where, when and why. Verbs and nouns provide answers to questions. Verbs and nouns impart the bulk of information during high speed reading. Have a gander at the nouns and verbs in boldface type in the first sentence of this essay. No one factor was directly responsible for the French Revolution. Years of feudal oppression and fiscal mismanagement contributed to a French society that was ripe for revolt. Noting a downward economic spiral in the late 1700s, King Louis XVI brought in a number of financial advisors to review the weakened French treasury. No ... factor ... directly responsible ... French Revolution. Years ... feudal oppression ... fiscal mismanagement contributed ... French society ... ripe ... revolt. Noting ... downward economic spiral ... late 1700s, King Louis XVI brought ... number ... financial advisors ... review ... weakened French treasury. Take a close look, it should dawn upon you that the verbs and nouns in this sentence hold the essence of its meaning. When reading at high-speed, your brain pieces together these fragments into a meaningful whole.

Improve reading speed in literally a few minutes by following this strategy. The simplicity of this speed reading technique is refreshing.

Reading whole phrases at a glance,
This illustrates the eye pauses made by slow, moderate and fast readers. Slow: Fast/ readers/ read/ whole/ phrases/ at/ a/ glance/ while/ slow/ readers/ read/ one/ word/ at/ a/ time. Moderate: Fast readers read/ whole phrases at a glance/ while slow readers read/ one word at a time. Fast: Fast readers read whole phrases at a glance/ while slow readers read one word at a time.

Speed reading exercise
1. Choose a nonfiction book on a familiar subject. 2. Begin speed reading the book at your highest comprehension rate. 3. When you encounter familiar information, increase your reading speed to double or triple your reading rate. 4. Slow down to read the topic sentences, verbs, and nouns that provide the schema of the material. 5. When you encounter new information, once again slow down your reading speed to your highest comprehension rate. 6. Continue practicing this technique in three chapters of your book. 7. For optimum performance, continue using this exercise in a different book each day.

You had a look at one method to increase reading speed. However, there are many more where that came from. Moreover if you want to improve reading speed astronomically, all you have to do is glide through my speed reading course and apply it's techniques.

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