Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Read an informational book 20 times faster.

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Read an informational book 20 times faster.
M'reen Hunt

You say that a person can read an informational book in their area of familiarity 20 times faster.
What does that statement mean exactly when other speed reading programmes 
quote reading at a phenomenal words per minute speeds with a high level of comprehension?

Let’s work this backwards.

Phenomenal reading speeds.
The claims of  25,000 to 36,000 and 1 million words per minute when speed reading in certain ways only mean that that number of words are passing directly into the innermind
as a result of by-passing the eyes and conscious awareness.
This means that that information is in your innermind and is not, at this time,
available to your working conscious awareness.
Or in plain English, you haven’t got the faintest idea what you’ve just read – rather like each word reading a passage and a few minutes later not having the faintest idea what you’ve just read.
In order to bring that information into your working conscious awareness and long term memory 
and recall you have to complete a couple more steps of the programme
and they don’t include this time in their claims.
Please see my blog article WPM Smoke and Mirrors

20 times faster
This means that if it normally takes you 10 hours to each-word, down every line read
say a 300 page book with or without good memory and long term recall as is usual for you.
Then with TCR you can TCR that book and discuss at a general knowledge level in half an hour
with the bonus of good memory of the material read and long term recall.

Area of familiarity.
Let me give you some examples.

My standard example is that I couldn’t read a book on Rugby
as I don’t understand the positions, plays, and jargon or the background information.
My impression is that a group of rather large men run around a field {pitch?}
and attempt to squash a curiously shaped ball by piling on top of each other.
In order to read such a book with comprehension, which leads to confidence and memory;
I would have to take a side step and understand the language
and then understand that language in context.
However, in my area of familiarity someone lent me a little book that dealt with stress relief.
Because of my background knowledge, understanding and experience,
for me, that book represented several full sized books of information.

There are some wonderful children’s history books: the Horrible Histories books.
The particular book I TCR is called Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire.
I TCR the whole book of 256 pages and then accessed the first 6 pages
bringing that information into my conscious working awareness
and this simply means I can use that information in conversation,
this being regarded as the first level of recall of the material TCR.
Therefore I can easily tell you the horrible story of brutality.
The second level/depth of knowledge was to put names to the characters involved
and as these were outside of my familiarity I had to actively learn these names.
I was not interested in spending the time to recall the modern medical
and emotional effects of this brutality.
But as I’ve laid down the information correctly into my memory system,
if ever I want that information I know exactly which book to go to and where in the book
to find the required information. Likewise I was not interested in actively remembering
other periods in history when we have excelled ourselves in torturing others.

Similarly, a student TCR a book on coastal erosion and while he easily understood the content
he did not magically remember all the detail of the facts and figures, the graphs and percentages.
However had he read a book in his own area of familiarity remembering such details was second nature as he’s spent his professional life with facts and figures, graphs and percentages.

So in conclusion to TCR outside of your area of familiarity is going to add a little to your overall time.

Informational Book.
A book generally refers to a book of 2 -300 pages either printed on paper or on an electronic screen.
Informational can be substituted by textbook, software or engineering manual, academic material, non-fiction, music, cook book or any sports book etc.
In fact it means anything that is not a novel or is contained in a number of pages such as a report, journal, newspaper, emails etc.

Just to round off. To TCR a novel I spend two minutes preparing my body, brain,
mind and energy systems before TCR the whole novel directly into my innermind.
This takes around six minutes in total. 
Then I leave it there to ‘cook’ for 10 minutes before fast reading each word.
I can fast read a novel 6-7 times faster
than the  each-word, down each line reading style I was taught at school.
I find it more enjoyable to fast read about 6 times faster than 7 times faster 
as I leave those sorts of speeds for the exciting bits.
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

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