Time to read this post:
- Slow reader:…2 minutes 46 seconds
- Average reader:…1 minute 23 seconds
- Fast reader:…52 seconds
- Speed reader:…26 seconds
Have you got books just waiting to be read, have you actually started them and just never got past the third chapter?
Would you love to choose a book to read like you choose a DVD to watch?
Well, you can learn to read a book with around 200 pages in a couple of hours with a bit of practice!
You are already aware that your brain is divided up in two sections, each side performs different tasks. The left brain works with words sequentially, the right brain works with pictures and images.
Whenever you read the traditional way, it is by looking at the letters sequentially from left to right that you understand them. Talking is also carried out by the left brain so whenever you read and say the words back to yourself, it’s the left brain that’s active. The right brain functions differently and sees the bigger picture. Basically, if I was to flash a few of words at you, just for a fraction of a second, you would be able to read them all together. This is the holistic approach, which allows you to see everything all at once.
Have you heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words”?
Well, it’s so true! You use your right brain to see the picture and in less than a second you have all the details. But you use your left brain to describe in words exactly what you saw in the picture and you may use a thousand words to do so. Can you see the difference? Instead of a second to see and bring in the facts, you’ll use a few minutes to describe what you saw with words.
By learning how to look at words immediately, as icons, without sounding them inside your mind, you’ll be Speed Reading. You’ll be actively engaging the right side of the brain, which is going to work faster and more efficiently. Can you imagine reading twice as fast? What will having more free time mean to you?