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Foyle One-Day Course (see page 2 for details) spells out:
Skeleton—Retrieve—Reactivate SKELETON: Count—Divide— Subdivide
Count the points total, Divide it into three sections
(with a summarising Heading on each) of roughly equal number of points, Subdivide each section likewise, keep Subdividing until at the bottom of the Skeleton you have units of around 3 points each. You are now ready to Memorise the Headings and the words for each point and thereby make all the points Retrievable.
Prepare—Accelerate—Sift PREPARE: Park—Check—Skip
PARK final memorisation and reflection (of what is worth-while for your work, exams etc purposes) until you Select at the end of the SIFT step. Start without feeling obliged to recall anything. Guided by your understanding of “what I‟m expected to remember‟, at that Select stage you decide what, if anything, you encountered is that worthwhile. CHECK all the Summarising parts to be set up to Comprehend faster through the supporting material. Use the Query and Tick of SIFT. SKIP what isn‟t worthwhile for you to be „effective as well as efficient‟; be guided by what you got in the Summarising parts; just in case, you may read to see if the Summaries guide well.
RETRIEVE: Repeat—ReRead— Repeat
After reading a group of Headings or the words of a point,
Repeat (eyes closed; out loud or in your head) wordperfect the Headings or the point as best you can.
ReRead to check accuracy and note errors (if any). Repeat (eyes closed; out loud or in your head) the
correct version at least 3 times; later Repeat, on and off, to check accuracy and to consolidate Retrieval. Be a Fast Memoriser of single sentences or clauses in units of around 12 words, and a fast (duck-like) summariser and repeater of points as speakers waffle.
Pull—Float —Scan to double or more your average comprehension speeds for what you don‟t Skip; use easy-to-comprehend material to maximise your seeing and sounding speeds as you Pull etc.
REACTIVATE: Pause—Recall— Re-Memorise
Pause: Allow for possible time-lag (e.g. due to too
little energy) when you try to Retrieve later; Don‟t panic; relax; Anticipate & Stall.
Query, via margin „?‟ marks what you (1) can‟t understand after three attempts and/or (2) you consider of doubtful accuracy. Tick, via margin „/‟ marks, points that you may choose to Memorise because „expected etc‟.
Select, at the end of the unit (i.e. article, chapter, etc)
Recall a word or point to trigger Retrieval of related
ones as much as possible.
Re-Memorise (i.e., Read—ReRead—Repeat) what
(if any) you failed to Recall to make them too Retrievable. Recall all you can before you do so. _____________________________________________
by re-reading what (if anything) you Ticked to choose what you should Memorise because „expected etc‟.
Once you have Selected reading is over. It remains to Speed-Memorise, then or later, to make recallable later what you wish to have recallable „from your head‟. Before you move on to the next unit do 3 things: underline the trigger words in each Selected point; number them 1, 2, 3 etc at the margins; and note the total for the number you Selected in that unit.
SPEED-ENERGISE via Immediate
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Client ........................................................................... Joseph F. Foyle 087 9292 754
..... January 2011
discovered (via a Canadian visit to renowned communications authority Prof Marshall McLuhan for another purpose) the kernel of a Speed-Reading system that genuinely let him speed up his reading. Up to 1972 worked—and still works—as an economist and as a current affairs commentator in Dublin. That doesn‟t matter for much of what we get and.Read & Speed-Memorise may speed up to be 200% or more faster. He has conducted One-toOne and Group Courses in the U. Get your Reading Speed from the Test overleaf. But so too is the Internet. sales and media people. some avoid reading and courses that would be of value for them. Some lose much time also via time-consuming re-reading and concentration lapses of chronic sorts. tertiary and adult students have attended. Other readers are like car drivers who are stuck in 1st gear. Joseph F. But it does mean that they spend longer doing the study and work. having discarded bogus systems. Both let us take in huge amounts of information. with a related test. Both are now. during Januaryto-March of this 2011 people may book places in a Group Course for €150 each. At the height of the pre-2008 boom the all-inclusive fee for the One-to-One 8-to-2 Course was €750. to cater for his/her needs. politics and law. In 1972. they may then memorise faster than others to remember later what they need to recall. Every reader could have both abilities. „90s and even 2000s. in Dublin at his Ranelagh Centre and in-company. _________________ The most interesting thing that imparting “Speed-Read & Speed-Memorise” knowhow over the years has revealed is: many need the Speed-Read part to avoid concentration lapses and need the Speed-Memorise part to save their selves from hours of often-futile rereading to memorise. we can return to the Internet to get things.e. For long it has been known that radio and TV are „listen and forget‟ media.. at their peak. Be set up to be a winner and to enjoy life! 2011 Fees For Ranelagh Centre courses Now you have to decide whether to invest to do what your schooling doesn‟t or didn‟t do for you. Over the phone people bargain to get lower fees— and then turn up in top-ofrange vehicles.Read & Speed-Memorise or don‟t? The difference is: whereas most others average 250 words per minute. Dublin (B. Dublin 6 01 4975239 087 9292 754 At each stage there is discussion of what each client deems relevant. That does not stop them from reading and remembering for study and work. But—where neglect exists there is opportunity. economics. Politicians and executives. Foyle. Australia and Bahrein. They are better than they were in the „70s. M. without bothering to memorise to remember well later. of what decides immediate and later recall after reading Outline of Speed-Memorise Steps that get good recall at both stages Spell-out of Speed-Energise Steps to maximise reading and memorisation speeds. accountants and teachers. just as 1st gear drivers eventually arrive at destinations. in 2011. The more other readers stay stuck in 1st gear and its lapses. and in Canada. Ranelagh. and in virtually every other county in Ireland. lawyers. defroyle@hotmail.A. besides. professors and clergy. the more easily will users of the Joe Foyle Steps win and enjoy life in the study and work situations of 2011 and of the decades ahead. As there are genuine cases. „80s.A. Just as sprinters do faster what walkers do. ___________ Exchanges to identify the client‟s reading reflexes and requirements Outline of the 3 main factors that decide speed-up generally A test to measure the client‟s current reading speed average Discussion of the implications of that speed average A second test to elicit further details and discussion Outline of simple SpeedRead Steps that secure speed-up of 100% or more without missing a word An experiment to show that the Steps outlined so far get results Discussion of the results at that stage Another experiment that shows that all the SpeedRead Steps get results Extended discussion. Those who know how to SpeedMemorise are set up to memorise fast to so remember as required. Because the reading would take too long or leave too much to be memorised. I have reduced my One-to-One one to €600. readers who are able to Speed.. on that day) results. economics). Foyle graduated from University College. public and bank officials. They know how to and do “SpeedRead & Speed-Memorise” while those who haven‟t attended don‟t know how. medics. as well as in London and Brussels and for clients in and from as far away as Southern Africa.com .S. Though the comparable Irish Management Institute fee is still around €850 per place in a Group Course. saw personal and economic benefits if Speed-Memorisation skill were attached. so too do speed-readers do faster what ordinary readers do. In One-to-One and Group One-Day Courses he has since polished the Steps and the Course.The Joe Foyle One-Day Course A 1-day (8am-to-2pm) Oneto-One or Group Course imparts The Joe Foyle Speed Steps in these 12 Stages: Conductor Joseph F. and devised “Speed-Read & SpeedMemorise” Steps and a Course that would yield immediate (i. -------------------------------What difference does it make whether you Speed. But the habit of not memorising can be costly when we should remember well „from our heads‟ for study and work. Our schools don‟t develop both for everyone by the mid-teens. and I should and do want as many as possible to be able to “Speed-Read & SpeedMemorise”. Don‟t hesitate to phone to discuss things. as well as secondary.
to read to understand to discern points. If they are asked about particular details they readily retrieve the related photo pages and reread the details word-perfect. the ability seems to be most desirable.000 words per minute. They read before the exams and got top marks. and others—are or have been such persons. like everyone else. If they read much they do well in primaryschool. surprising as it may seem. Around 10% of us are said to have started out as photographic readers. and long but. and also to disrespect and impatience for and arguments with teachers who haven’t it. Bob McCartney. That is due to a tendency that may trouble them throughout life. That isn’t noticed when they are asked questions that demand recall of details. If the 10% rate is correct about 400. I decided that not only was the training tedious. . In her How Did I Get Here From There autobiography Claire Rayner tells us: “I ran away from school repeatedly”. When I researched Speed-Reading in the 1970s I noticed that it aimed to gain speed via photographic reading. Like Reagan. Garret Fitzgerald. Then Get your Words-perMinute Speed. They are like those who tape-record lectures because. I suspect that all would readily develop that ability if asked—the earlier in life the better—enough to do so. instead of whole pages. and related tests in the Primary Certificate Exam around the age of 12. for the reasons mentioned here. Bertie Ahearn. Oliver Flanagan. the valuable thing about photographic readers is the access they can have to huge quantities of information. The „or were‟ must be inserted as the ability can weaken in teenage and adult years. Brian Lenihan. She explained: I could shut my eyes. look at a page and re-read it. The envy of others may lead to their being bullied. Ian Paisley. John Hume. I adapted the training to secure. in a Parish of 6. when they are asked for synopses of what they read they flounder. For some years now I’ve been asking Speed-Read & Speed-Memorise clients about it. They do well in acting and when let talk and write numerous articles and books without being quizzed much. Word-perfect recall makes life easy for students and can be most advantageous in the competitive study and work situations of Economic Games in Ireland and else-where. A Précis asks us to discern the core and subsidiary points of what we read. Those readers remember word-perfect via photos of pages in their memories. foreign ones like David Frost. Diarmaid Ferriter. Alfred O‟Rahilly. Note your Starting Time. Whenever I encounter people who claim to be able to read over 1. So.000 people around 200 are or were. and so on. in our TV era they help to win elections via uninterrupted word-perfect use of sound-bites. Irish ones like Patrick Pearse. It did so via Précis training in primary school. to be „social loners‟.e. The training got those who—as I did—read photographically to modify their reading to understand well enough. They can access „from their heads‟ without opening books or Google etc. With awe and envy they say of top fellow students: They had only to look at stuff once and remember the lot. Those results can lead to dropping out of. On that account they tend. Unless photographic readers later think enough to discern the points of what they read they can be like people who possess thousands of taped words but have little understanding of the points they make. they tend to do so little. Justin Keating. I suspect that they are photographic. Brendan Bracken. However. When they are quizzed they may say so much that they intimidate those who aren’t informed enough to check their understanding of the points. Later they have all the words. “I‟m very much an autodidact [i. At first sight. George Colley. Photographic readers tend to be ‘high on detail but low on diagnosis‟. as was said of one of them who is a wellknown Irish politician. Listeners who can’t tape-record and can’t longhandwrite or shorthand-write as quickly as talkers—in fact. As an economist I didn’t want that. They are less happy in conversations based on short contributions that may be so checked.000 around 600 are or were. Tim Pat Coogan. in a department or firm of 2. If only I had known since I was 15 what I know now about how to SpeedRead & Speed-Memorise! JFF Note your Finishing Time. the former is about 15% of the speed of talking. They didn‟t do a tap all year. Cardinal Conway could in his 50s so see and re-read whole pages. But. If asked to discern and list the important points in documents and discuss them they can do badly. They settle for having detailed information that satisfies them. Also: there is no reason why they can’t understand well enough to discern and discuss points. and the latter about 60%—try to understand to discern the points as they listen. Yet. This article explains why I prefer to be a Speed-Read & Speed-Memorise reader rather than the Photographic reader I could have been. they can’t count on remembering all the words later. in a street of 200 people around 20 are or were. disorientating. Noel Browne. expensive. Lt Gen M J Costello.150-word TEST ARTICLE below to get your present Words-perMinute Reading Speed. in a school class of 30 around 3 are or were. Up to 1970 Irish schooling so asked. Cardinal William Conway. One such person was Claire Rayner who wrote an „agony column‟ and published 90 fiction and non-fiction books. Also. Bobby Sands etc. notes and speeches prepared by assistants.g. the more do they avoid exams and work that so demand. within a one-day course. in a university lecture hall of 500 around 50 are or were. Ordinary people also so read and reread. But they still have to understand well enough the points the words make. Other prominent people—e. was also hugely at the expense of understanding. schools.Use the 1. The more that happens. photographic readers don’t always do well in exams and at work. Those who tape-record could do that too but. and later learn many languages and answer impressively in such as Mastermind competitions. because that asks them to understand well enough to discern and present the overall and subsidiary points. I then went on to develop a Speed-Memorise system that let me and others memorise much faster.000 Irish people are or were photographic readers. or to expulsions from. Mgr Padraig de Brún. speeds that are up to 200% faster than ordinary reading. The ability may also lead to boredom with teaching that is geared for those without it. Mark Fitzgerald. first to so discern and then to memorise summaries of the points and of related details as needed for recall. Ronald Reagan. knowing that they can re-listen later. suddenly they could only see parts of pages when they closed their eyes. But it can also make life difficult for young students. I’ve helped teenagers who were traumatised as. It should take you around 4 minutes. Archbishop John C McQuaid. a self-taught person]” said Rayner.