In the last 4 posts I have described 4 Key Concepts and naturally occurring skills that super fast readers apply in order to read faster than the 600 wpm threshold of traditional linear reading. This post summarizes and illustrates graphically these important keys to help you remember and encourage you to apply to your reading practice. Keep in mind that super fast readers seldom discover this on their own accord. The vast majority have needed to be trained. The good news is that you too can learn how to do this. You have these abilities naturally within you. You just haven’t learned how to apply them to your reading.
These Four Key Concepts are:
- Knowing that the mind can understand meanings even when the words appear out of expected grammaitcal sequence.
- Knowing and applying the fact that we can understand the text upon seeing them and not needing to say hear them in our mind before we understand the meaning. This is called Visual Reassurance.
- Knowing and using our natural dimensional sight experience of moving the clear area of our visual experience of about one to three inches in diameter as we move down as well as across the page seeing overlapping areas of print as we move in a generally downward direction.
- Knowing and applying the powerful learning concept of Whole-Part-Whole, that is using “Gestalt” as an organizing principle that enables the mind to understand and retain facts and details, once the bigger picture is in mind.
These key concepts are not necessarily sequenced. They operate together. If there is one that initiates this new approach to comprehension it is the fourth key – Gestalt. Always cue your mind up around the topic first.
Here is an infographic to help you “see” it all and help create your memory of these critical elements to read super fast and comprehend.
If you are truly interested in changing your reading skills to a level of mastery to get ahead in school, work, or life, then check out the Dynamic Speed Reading Masters Program that will show you how to apply these 4 concepts and supercharge your reading today.
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