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Dear Terence,

(Before reading further, use your PhotoReading skills to prepare, PhotoRead and postview this
email before activating with super reading and dipping, skittering, or rapid reading.)

Hello PhotoReader!

Another week or so has passed and it is time for our next coaching appointment. If this is a
good time right now, let's do it and make sure you can use PhotoReading to the MAX. If you
must wait, at least PhotoRead this email now and establish a time when you will come back to
activate it.

Email Summary: You will find activation tips that will maximize your investment of time in
anything you activate.

Comprehension Comes In Layers
Begin To Activate
Seven Secrets Of Strong Activation
Syntopically Read And Activate Five Books At Once
Your Next Step

Comprehension Comes In Layers

Four levels of comprehension that can be attained with any text you want to read. First is the
awareness you develop from a simple preview. You know the main point of the topic contained
in the text without knowing any details about it. Second is the sense of familiarity that comes
from PhotoReading. You have the feeling that you know it implicitly because you exposed the
details to your mind --a feeling that you have read it before but do not consciously recall it. It is
an emotional connection to the text.

The third level of comprehension is knowledge. That is explicitly knowing that you know it. And
at a conscious level, you are going for knowing 4-11% of the text with your activation
techniques. Fourth is expertise. That is not derived from reading, but from applying what you
have learned from reading in your personal or professional life.

Begin To Activate
The first few activation sessions with a book give you "some but not all" of the information. This
"Sombunall" effect is important to remember, so that you stay open to getting more with each
step of activation.

Of course we all want full conscious comprehension right away. But the effort to attain that is
what has caused all your reading problems and limitations up until now. The shift to the new
paradigm begins with realizing your nonconscious mind is the information processor and the
conscious mind is the information manager. You are relying on the brain's superior speed and
capability to handle complex information at a nonconscious level first. Then you are asking for
its assistance in guiding you consciously to the details that will fulfill your reading purpose.

Seven Secrets Of Strong Activation

When giving a follow-up seminar to graduates of the PhotoReading Personal Learning Course
in London, England, I offered a summary of seven ideas to improve all activation.

TIP 1: Set the Stage with Good Input. Establish clear purpose with affirmative statements at the
beginning of your PhotoReading session. Use a strong affirmative closing statements at the end
of your PhotoReading session. Especially important is the closing statement, "I acknowledge all
feelings evoked by this experience." Be still and notice all internal sensations. This will make
sure you dismiss the information at a conscious level and allows your inner mind to do the work
for you.

TIP 2: Increase Access to the Nonconscious Mind. Increase your connections to the place
where information goes by maintaining relaxed states of alertness during activation. Let go of
performance anxiety, a sense of urgency, or the pressure to know it all right away. Force can
only lead to frustration. Using the words "I'll try to activate this" is a subconscious command to
fail. There is no try, there is only do or not do. The conscious mind was not designed as an
information processor. It is a manager of information that has already been processed by
greater intelligence of your nonconscious mind.

TIP 3: Ask Effective Questions. Good questions open access to the nonconscious memory web.
Questions are predictions of what the author is writing. When you activate you look to confirm or
refute your prediction. Either way, you learn more. Be sure to construct good questions that are
to the point. If the author of your book walked into the room and offered to help you understand
the information, what would you ask? A bad question would be, "Tell me everything about the
book. I need to comprehend 100% now!" A good question might be "What are your most
relevant suggestions to help me solve the communication problem I'm having at work."

Chunking information to create questions is a quick way to develop clear directives to the mind.
"What is this (key word) an example of?" "What are examples of this (key word)?" "What are
other examples besides this (key word)?"

TIP 4: Use Multiple Intelligences. Always use at least three or more of the intelligences with
each activation. That way you will use logical, linguistic, and at least one other. Find
intelligences that you prefer; visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal,
intrapersonal, and naturalist. Certain techniques like discussing and mind-mapping are
consistent winners.

A common mistake new PhotoReaders make when deciding to mind map is that they attempt to
mind map immediately after PhotoReading, before activating with super reading, dipping, or
skittering. They sit blank minded with a fistful of markers in front of a large piece of paper.
WRONG! A general guideline is to activate books for 30-45 minutes before mind mapping. The
mind-map should be a way to capture ideas on paper that connect to your purpose. When you
have an idea you want to remember later, mind mapping will help. After creating a mind map,
get away from it for a time. Your map will make far more sense the next day.

TIP 5: Be in Primary Consciousness. Stay aware of your present experience, not judging or
analyzing. Avoid reflective consciousness until later stages. As you notice your inner pictures,
inner dialog, and present feelings, you remain connected to your peripheral awareness.
Information from the nonconscious can be most easily recognized on the periphery of your
conscious focal awareness. For example, as you read this, notice how your feet feel, or become
aware of sounds in the room that you have tuned out. The same thing happens when you super
read or skitter. Your mind highlights those visual cues in the text that is relevant. Your mind
works to give you the answers to questions you ask. It connects to information contained within
the text that matches with your purpose. It can accomplish this because of your prior exposure
from PhotoReading.

TIP 6: Maintain Expectations. After the first few activation sessions it is common to feel like you
don't know it all even though you might think you should. For some people, that is an emotional
crises, when their expectations do not match their performance. If you let your expectations
drop at that point, then your performance will surely drop to match your lowered expectations.
Keep your expectations high and your performance will soon pick up. Follow the path of
mastery which says, "love the plateaus" where it feels like not much is happening. Keep on
doing the techniques and progress soon follows.

TIP 7: Use a New Model of Memory. Rather than trying to recall what you have read, go for a
sense of recognition. Recognition is a doorway to further recall, a way for the conscious mind to
call up deeper memory stores. Relax in the confidence that your mind has learned implicitly.
Activation is the process of connecting your conscious mind to the guidance your inner mind
can offer to help achieve your purpose.
Vera F. Birkenbihl makes a lovely case for this in the Memory Optimizer Personal Learning
Course by Learning Strategies Corporation. Her course is a memory improvement course and
shows that changing our mental model of memory makes far more of the brain's capabilities
available for proper use. If you feel you have a poor memory, that course could be an ideal next
step for you.

Syntopically Read And Activate Five Books At Once

If you have never used syntopic reading, it could be an excellent next step for you. Described in
detail in the PhotoReading book (Chapter 11), the technique allows you to activate five books in
two 45-minutes sessions.

To receive additional power from the technique, syntopically read books that support your
continued development of PhotoReading skills. Consider books on Accelerated Learning,
personal power, mind development, physical and mental health, time management, and spiritual
development. All of these topic areas have beneficial suggestions that can take you to the next
level of success.

Your Next Step

It is always a good idea to review the sessions of your PhotoReading Personal Learning
Course. Graduates always claim they learn more on the second and third times through the
program. If you have not taken the live seminar, look into attending that as well. You may find it
a perfect match to your learning style. You can find further information on schedules and costs
on our website.

At the very least, you would benefit from reviewing the course manual and PhotoReading the
PhotoReading and Natural Brilliance books again. A great technique called "Direct Learning" is
described in both books. It shows you how to bypass the conscious activation steps and have
new skills activate directly as new behaviors. If you want to be guided through a Direct Learning
experience, it is part of the Genius Code Personal Learning Course by Dr. Win Wenger and
Paul Scheele.

Best wishes for continued development of all your PhotoReading skills and attainment of all
your life goals. This is your final coaching session for the time being. For additional support,
please feel free to rely on the discussion forum and the coaching staff at the Learning Strategies
Corporation office.

Paul R. Scheele
PhotoReading developer