Blog | Iris Reading - Part 24
I’m Done Reading, Now What?

What To Do Immediately After You Finish Reading

You have just spent the last hour reading. Now what? Well, hopefully you utilized one of the many techniques illustrated within past tips to have aided you in maximizing your time, reading speed, comprehension, note taking, and recall. If not, then it is highly recommend that you do. After all the reading material is completed, […]

How To Memorize New Vocabulary – Utilizing the Substitution Technique

How To Memorize New Vocabulary – Utilizing the Substitution Technique

Memorizing vocabulary can sometimes be a tricky and slightly difficult proposition, and it seems everyone has different techniques that they use to assist them with this at times. One technique that works well is the substitution technique. This technique breaks up complex or difficult words into more easily memorable parts and substitutes the difficult parts […]

Rehearsing What You Read To Maximize Retention

How To Maximize Reading Retention

A very important yet almost always overlooked step in the process of reading is rehearsing what you read. After a few pages, half a chapter, or certain block of time, stop for a moment and try to recall the main ideas and more salient points of the arguments just stated. You may even wish to […]

7 Steps To Maximize Comprehension

7 Steps To Maximize Comprehension

Step #1: When Are You Most Productive? Figure out your peak performance period. This is the time of day where you are most focused. For some people, it’s the morning, and for others, it might be the middle of the day or at night. Try to utilize this time for your most important reading. Step […]

Previewing For Comprehension

Previewing For Comprehension

One common myth is that one must read everything they encounter in strict sequential order. With the exception of fiction, most informational text should not be ready from beginning to end. When reading most informational material (blogs, non-fiction, textbooks, work related material, etc.), we can unburden ourselves from strict sequence and leverage reading things out […]

Leveraging Web Technology to Quickly Boost Comprehension

Leverage the Web To Improve Comprehension

In the endeavor of speed reading, one must leverage any and all techniques to help them. Utilizing the web, software, and applications are no exceptions. While the web can be a source of infinite distraction, it can also provide us with immediate and valuable information. Before you begin reading your material, pause for a moment […]