ROSE ANNE M.

MUNGCAL, RN

SPEED READING will allow you to read more materials in the same time that you spend reading now.

Tachistoscope -a machine designed to flash images at varying rates on a screen

Using the same methodology, the U.S. Air Force soon discovered that they could flash four words simultaneously on the screen at rates of one five-hundredth of a second with full recognition by the reader.

and helped them move more smoothly across the page -She coined the term "speed reading.EVELYN WOOD "Wood Method´ -sweeping motion of her hand across the page caught the attention of her eyes." .

speed reading courses and books .

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CURRENT READING ABILITY ‡ Evaluate yourself for current reading speed and reading problems that are limiting you from reading faster. .

thus slowing your reading speed  Word-by-word reading -read each word one at a time until you reached the end of the line  Vocalization -lending sounds to what is being read  Lack of sufficient vocabulary  Lack of concentration .Basic Reading Problems  Regression -re-read material.

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. 2. 3.COMPUTATION FOR WPM 1. Count for the number of lines read. 4. Take note of the time spent on reading the material. Count the number of words per line. Computer for the total number of words read.

Total # of words read 4. Number of lines read 2. Number of minutes read 5. Rate in words per minute 100 x6 600 3 200 . Number of words per line 3.Example: 1.

1. Meta guiding  simply glide the pen just below the word you are reading  Reduces regression  Fast Return .

. you can also minimize the time that you take to begin reading the next one.‡ Page Turning When you reach the end of a page.

‡ Reduces word-by-word reading and vocalization ‡ ´point primary focusµ-word that you are currently reading ‡ ´field of focusµ -our eyes are capable of keeping an area on either side of their primary focus .2.WORDS AS A GROUP ‡ ability of seeing a group of words as one and deriving meaning from the group.

Use either of your ring or little fingers to mark the rightmost extent of your field of focus.Modified hand pointer for groups of words use your fore finger to mark the leftmost extent of your field of focus. .

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Its continuing mission. . To boldly go where no one has gone before. the final frontier! These are the voyages of the star-ship Enterprise. to explore strange new worlds. and new civilizations. to seek out new life.Space.

the final frontier! These are the voyages of the star-ship Enterprise. to seek out new life. . to explore strange new worlds. To boldly go where no one has gone before. Its continuing mission.Space. and new civilizations.

Space. . To boldly go where no one has gone before. Its continuing mission. the final frontier! These are the voyages of the star-ship Enterprise. to seek out new life. to explore strange new worlds. and new civilizations.

SKIMMING ‡ quickly recover enough information from the material ‡ improve upon vocalization .3.

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Key words ‡ quickly grasp the main meaning of the sentence ‡ ³The Government announced a major change in its Far-East policy.´ ‡ ³Government´ ³change´ ³Far-East´ & ³policy´ .

‡ In some cases.Examples of finding key words ‡ In some cases. . ‡ The film aired over a period of three weeks on Channel 2. ‡ The film aired over a period of three weeks on Channel 2. Coenzyme Q-10 has been shown to relieve congestive heart failure. Coenzyme Q-10 has been shown to relieve congestive heart failure.

‡ The book is provocative reading on the subject of international espionage. . ‡ Massage the area at the back of the neck gently. ‡ Massage the area at the back of the neck gently.‡ The book is provocative reading on the subject of international espionage.

topic sentence ‡ few sentences that convey most of the meaning and the point of the paragraph ‡ Once you have found the topic sentence. you can choose to skip the rest of the paragraph. .

Mainly affecting the arms and wrists.Example: ‡ The proliferation of computer systems in the American workplace has brought with it various health related problems caused by the continual use of computer devices such as keyboards. you can prevent and treat such injuries. these maladies are commonly termed as repetitive motion injuries. In just a few minutes each day. This book teaches the stretches and adjustments needed to prevent and treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and numbness of the forearm and upper arm. computer mice and monitors . .

. This book teaches the stretches and adjustments needed to prevent and treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and numbness of the forearm and upper arm. these maladies are commonly termed as repetitive motion injuries. In just a few minutes each day. computer mice and monitors .Example: ‡ The proliferation of computer systems in the American workplace has brought with it various health related problems caused by the continual use of computer devices such as keyboards. Mainly affecting the arms and wrists. you can prevent and treat such injuries.

The number of butterflies is so large that in many parts of their nesting grounds in California and north-western Mexico. Large swarms of Monarch butterfly make their way from the cold Canadian provinces to the warmer Pacific coasts of the United States and Mexico. the ground is almost completely covered with butterflies.Example: ‡ The coming of the winter months in the northern parts of the country brings an amazing migratory pattern as documented by etymologists. .

the ground is almost completely covered with butterflies. The number of butterflies is so large that in many parts of their nesting grounds in California and north-western Mexico. .Example: ‡ The coming of the winter months in the northern parts of the country brings an amazing migratory pattern as documented by entomologists. Large swarms of Monarch butterfly make their way from the cold Canadian provinces to the warmer Pacific coasts of the United States and Mexico.

Read the title of the selection. . Read the first sentence of each of the other paragraphs. 2. Read the final paragraph. Read the first paragraph. use the following method: 1. 4.‡ In order to skim efficiently. 3.

True 9. False 2.ANSWERS 1. False 10. True . False 7. True 3. True 6. False 5. True 4. False 8.

384 words per minute 1.Rapid Skimming ´Guidelines for Succeeding with Your Bossµ :30 seconds :40 seconds :50 seconds 1:00 minute 1:10 minute 1:20 minute 1:30 minute 1:40 minute 1:50 minute = = = = = = = = = 1. 038 words per minute 830 words per minute 692 words per minute 593 words per minute 519 words per minute 461 words per minute 415 words per minute 377 words per minute .

they can then move through familiar words and concepts at a higher rate of speed. ‡ By training individuals to use their existing brain maps more efficiently.4. . SCHEMATIC PROCESSING ‡ brain mapping ‡ brain·s ability to comprehend information quickly is based on words or concepts being either familiar or unknown.

DYNAMIC READING A dynamic reader is one who asks the question ´What is my purpose in reading this material?µ and is able to provide the answer. .

‡ Before the reading ± What is my purpose in reading this material? ± What do I know about the subjectI will read about? ± What questions do I want answered? .

‡ During the reading ± What is the topic being discussed now? ± What is the organization of the material? ± What information is necessary? ± What topic is coming next? .

‡ After the reading ± Did the reading supply the answers to my questions? ± How can I improve my judgment of reading material and choose the one best for me? .

‡ Start by reading a book or article that you have already read. but at a challenging pace. start slowly. ‡ An index card.Tips ‡ Try books with large font to start. ‡ Take frequent breaks. or other page-width item might help increase speed more than a finger. ‡ When using your hand or finger to guide your eyes. bookmark. ‡ You may not want to read some things quickly. . ‡ Read every day at least 10 minutes. even if you can.

Warnings ‡ Reading too fast can also lead to decreased comprehension. ‡ Beware of expensive speed reading products ‡ Sleep well! .

Enjoy reading! Thank you! .

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