Proper reading posture for speed reading

Proper Reading Posture for Speed Reading

If you are one of our avid followers, you should already be familiar with the fundamental concepts and techniques involved with reading efficiently. But we all know that just because you know how to practice a skill, that doesn’t mean you won’t have the urge to fall back into old reading habits. Likewise, if you plan […]

Utilize Music To Enhance Comprehension

Utilize Music To Enhance Comprehension

We have all heard the almost universally accepted myth that listening to Mozart makes one “smarter”. That with the mere swells of listening to his majestic symphony, neurons would be rewired in our brains, synapses firing in ways they have never before, and our minds suddenly being capable of performing intellectual feats we never imagined […]

The “Read and Recall” Exercise

The “Read and Recall” Exercise

This simple exercise is a great drill to use in conjunction with your speed drills for a thorough and comprehensive practice regimen because it directly trains your ability to recall. Like all skills, concerted effort, repetition, and practice will help you in honing your comprehension and recall abilities. For this exercise, read a paragraph, and […]

Mind Mapping Helps You Remember

Mind Mapping Helps You Remember

Mind mapping is a great way to help you remember ideas, concepts, details, and their relation to each other in a quick, easy way. Use this method in addition to your regular note taking system as a kind of big picture “bird’s eye” view of the main concepts of an article, chapter, or segment of […]

I’m Done Reading, Now What?

I’m Done Reading, Now What?

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 […]