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PhotoReading

Truth or Myth?

To put it simply Photoreading is like speed reading in hyper drive.


No spead reading course is complete without having a look at the
potential power of Photoreading. I spent a considerable amount of
time practicing Photoreading. Thus, from what I have learnt, I can
show you in exact detail the blood and bones of Photoreading, no
hype, no lies, just the bare faced truth behind this enigmatic
mental ability.

What is Photoreading?

Photoreading is a so called "whole-mind system" which supposedly


allows you to read books at a scorching pace, well over 25,000
words per minute. Our conscious mind can only process so much,
while our subconscious mind apparently absorbs ever minute detail
and forgets nothing.

Knowing this, wouldn't it be fantastic if we could harness the power


of our subconscious mind to acquire knowledge. This is what
Photoreading tries to do. Instead of reading a book with your
conscious, you use the technique of Photoreading which lets your
subconscious do all the work. That sums up the theory behind
Photoreading.

What do you think? It sounds very interesting , doesn't it. However,


don't get your expectations up too high. I must inform you. Hell will
freeze over before you can pick up any old book and comprehend
every scrap of detail, through your subconsciousness in just a few
seconds.

Hmmm, maybe that was a bit harsh, but necessary none the less.
Photoreading can be useful but it does not perform miracles.
Prepare your mind

This is how Photoreading starts off in advance of actually touching


a book you must commence by preparing your mind. How do you
do that? By being in a relaxed state of mind. Here is a simple
technique to put you the correct state of mind for Photoreading.

1 Select a place where you can be alone and allow yourself to


relax completely. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

2 Slowly and gently breathe in for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

3 Hold your breath for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

4 Slowly and gently breath out for 6 counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Continue the breathing exercise for 2 minutes. Then, instead of


breathing for 6 counts start breathing for 8 counts, do this for
another 2 minutes.

Now you should be in a tranquil state. Open your eyes half way,
staying relaxed and in a dreamy state. The next stage of
Photoreading awaits you.

State your purpose for reading

Take a book you wish to Photoread and silently state a simple but
specific purpose. Such as, "I will learn everything in this science
book and ace my exams with flying colors." Furthermore , follow
this up by envisioning yourself accomplishing the goal you wish to
achieve.

As far as I'm concerned, this is by far and away the most important
factor in Photoreading. In tests, this step alone has been shown to
increase people's normal reading speed significantly. In fact you
can use this technique for practically anything.

For example, presiding a baseball game you could mentally and


verbally say "I will play to the best of my abilities" or "I will hit a
home run" and mentally envision it. Mental focusing is a powerful
tool.
Divergent eyes

To actually photoread you have to change your visual perspective.


The purpose of changing your visual perspective is to stop your
conscious from absorbing the material. Thus, you switch to a
divergent focus so that only your subconscious is absorbing the
information from the reading material. A third page effect will
appear in the center of the book if you have shifted your focus to
divergent eyes correctly.

Lots of people have trouble figuring out how to do this. However,


you're in luck. The picture below describes what divergent eyes is
better than I could ever convey in writing. As they say "a picture is
worth a thousand words."

It will usually take a little practice to become accustomed at holding


a divergent focus for a sustained amount of time.
It's time to Photoread

Finally! You're actually going to Photoread now. With your book in


hand, open it and stare at the center of the page with a divergent
focus. Now start turning the pages of your book.

While turning the pages use a mantra: "Perfect comprehension" or


"Perfect learning". Say Perfect...learning as you turn the pages --
around one page a second. Keep the page turning at an even
rhythm.

If you turn two pages at once, carry on regardless, because when


you reach the end of the book, turn it upside down and PhotoRead
from back to front. You're bound to catch any pages you missed on
this second run-through.

When you've finished Photoreading, do an affirmation with eyes


closed: "Everything I have PhotoRead has made a perfect
impression on my mind and is available to me at will." Create an
affirmation that best suits you.

Activation the last stage

How do you get all the information? Well... Apparently, now that all
the information is lodged in your brain, it's easily accessible. Stay in
your dreamy relaxed state for a few minutes and imagine the
book's contents being processed by your mind.

Wait a few minutes, then pick up the book again. Bring your
purpose for Photoreading the book to mind, and see if you can get
all the information you need by to fulfil that purpose in no more
than 20-30 minutes.

Activation with Image streaming

I must admit, using it is a strange way to get knowledge from a


book, but it does have some effects. After you have gone through
the whole Photoreading proccess, when you reach the activacation
stage, you simply start image streaming with your purpose for
reading the book in mind.

Image streaming is with out doubt the best tool in the world for
helping you think outside of the box. Thus, when you use Image
streaming for activation, you start to think of the reading material in
a different light. You begin asking questions which would have
never of graced your mind before. Intriguing as Image streaming
the book is. Reading the material is still neccesary in order for you
to have complete comprehension.

Final thoughts

Photoreading has it's limitations. I've typed it once and I'll type it
again, the mind conditioning techniques used in Photoreading are
what makes it powerful. Therefore, the best thing to do is combine
what you like about Photoreading with speed reading. That way
you will have the best of both worlds.
Speed Reading course
A Speed reading course ehhh, what's that all about?
Oh you know, it's one of those step-by-step guides to speed
reading and Photoreading. Why should I care about speed reading
or Photoreading? How can you ask that question! Reading is a part
of everyday life. Naturally it would be brilliant if you could rocket
your reading speed to a new dimension.

This speed reading course will give you a run-down of the better
methods to augment your reading speed. There is a plethora of
useful concise information to increase intelligence all over this site,
be sure to take advantage of it. So let get this show on the road...
It's time to speed-read

Two styles

There are two completely different ways to maximize your Speed


Reading. Let's begin with the drills, which develop your mechanical
skills to increase your reading speed. These drill exercises train
your eye to scan text at high speed rates, basically they train your
eyes to move faster with better comprehension.

The mechanical skills used for reading are called motor skills. All
motor skills involve coordinating your body with a task. You use
motor skills every day such as typing, cycling, dancing and so on.

The secret to mastering motor skills is frequent practice on a


regular basis, rather than cramming once a week.

Second, the more important method as far I'm concerned is


learning how to read more intelligently.

Speed reading the intelligent way

The area of psychological research that deals with how the mind
learns is called metacognitive psychology.
A few metacognitive speed reading techniques are Photoreading, i-
reading, reading backwards, reading two lines or a paragraph at a
time and few others which you will definitely want to know about.

When you use and master metacognitive techniques, your reading


speed improves even without practicing your motor skills.

Two is greater than one

That's not the end of the story though, if you want the absolute best
results, if you want to breeze through books likes there's no
tomorrow.

Thus, using both motor skills and metacognitive techniques at the


same time will produce reading speeds far greater than either
method produces on its own.

Congratulate your self. You made it past the first level although
there's many more challenges that lie ahead... But I think you can
handle them. On a serious note, next up in this speed reading
course is understanding textual information
Improve reading speed

Understanding text

You want to improve reading speed, but there's more to it than


meets the eye. Whether you're using speed reading or
Photoreading, the actual textual information stays the same... So
get comfortable, because in my speed reading course we get to the
very heart of how we understand textual information.

To improve reading speed you must understand some of the basics


of speed reading. For instance, there are three levels of meaning
in text. They are; literal, implied, and finally inferential. These three
levels can occur within the same written document.

Literal information

Literal information is everything specifically stated in a written


document. Literal information is really the cold hard facts. For
example, names, dates and formulas are examples of literal
information. In many cases, literal information needs to be
memorized so that it can be accurately recalled.

Implied information

Implied information is not specifically stated. It contains facts that


the average Joe should know. For example, an author might write
that a man got a hole in one while playing golf. The author doesn't
explain what a hole in one is, infact the author wouldn't even
explain what golf is, because he expects you to know it.

Inferential information
Last but not least inferential information, which is what only a
expert in a specific field will usually know. Inferential reading
requires you to scrutinize text as an expert. You question, probe,
and challenge the opinions and statements of an author.

Inferential information is often quite difficult for a reader to


comprehend straight away, because it requires considerable
experience with a subject. Unlike the common experiences needed
to read text at the implied level, inferential information is rarely
known by average individuals; instead, it is usually possessed by
professionals in a field.

Let's say you are attempting to critically read a technical report on


the development of a nuclear bomb so that it can be dropped on
some defenseless country (I hope you've never done this ), without
a single scrap of background in the field of nuclear psychics.

You would find it tough... Actually you would find it nigh impossible.
Without the background you simply could not assess the validity of
the article. Most people can only read inferentially in subjects
related to their work or serious interests.

Schema is very important

Our brain uses schema for decoding text. Schema is the


information you already possess when learning something new, it's
basically the background knowledge you have on your reading
topic. You already know 90% of the information you will read.
That means most of the time your reading old information stored
away somewhere in your brain, you should be blazing past this
information at well over 1,000 words a minute once you learn how
to improve reading speed.

The key to super reading is to vary your speed intelligently.

You obviously won't be able to speed read well over a 1,000 wpm
with inferential text, however depending on your familiarity on each
section of the text you will be able to hasten for parts you know well
and slow down for parts of the text that trouble your
comprehension wise. How fast you read any given text entirely
depends on how well you comprehend the material.
In other words, if I picked up a sunday newspaper. I could easily
read an article which covers a whole page in under a minute and
fully understand what is written, simply by reading 10 lines at a
time, because it's easy to comprehend. I would probably already
know more than 90% of it.

By the headline alone I could probably give you a detailed


description of the entire article without even reading it. Your brain
stores a universe of information, so use your time wisely, read
intelligently and improve reading speed.

The rest of the speed reading course now awaits you, that includes
the egnimatic Photoreading.
Speed Reading

Exercises to accelerate reading power

Exercising any part of your body results in it becoming stronger. So


it stands to reason that utilizing speed reading exercises will result
in advanced reading skills

This speed reading course will help you attain superb reading
speed. The normal reading rate is between 150 and 400 words per
minute with good reading comprehension. Most likely, your initial
speed falls some where within this range.

Doubling your reading speeding will be easy as pie once you begin
training your reading speed with metacognitve psychology
techniques.

When first practicing skills for increasing your reading rate, you will
briefly lose your reading comprehension. This makes perfect sense
when you realize that your goal is to read faster than you can now
comprehend.

At some point you must read faster than you can understand.
Everybody learning to increase their reading rates experience this
temporary comprehension loss, and it usually lasts no longer than
15 to 30 minutes. Achieving a higher reading rate while maintaining
comprehension requires only a few minutes of faith in yourself.

Backward Reading

Backward reading is a more advanced technique, it does not suit


everyone, because it is difficult to conquer. Reading one line
forward , then reading the following line backwards is twice as fast.
There is no wasted time when you read in both directions, just
smooth sailing.

Ironically, it is easier to read backward if you read faster rather than


slower. The brain is reading the pattern of the sentence, rather than
the meanings of each word. If you find it too frustrating to read
backward, forget about it. Continue your efforts later when you
have mastered forward speed reading .

Reading more lines at once

It is important to select appropriate books to practice your speed


reading exercises. Pick books that don't challenge your
comprehension, any book that your very familiar with will do.

Finally the moment you have been waiting for. Let's get the ball
moving. Begin the exercises.

1. Read one line of text at your best comprehension rate for three
minutes.

2. Read two lines of text at a time for three minutes. For the
duration of this exercise, it is not important that you comprehend
the text.

3. Read four lines of text at a time for three minutes.

4. Read a paragraph at a time for three minutes.

Another version

When you get the hang of the first method. Begin using this version
of the exercise. It's more efficient:

1. Read for one minute at your best comprehension rate.

2. During the second minute, continue reading new material. Use a


rate that is double your first minute's speed. Do not concern
yourself with comprehension during this minute.

3. During the third minute, continue reading new material. Use a


rate that is triple your first minute's speed. Do not concern yourself
with comprehension during this minute.
4. During the fourth minute, continue reading new material at your
best comprehension rate.

5. Repeat this entire exercise three more times.

Every time you run through this drill, when you return to your
normal reading comprehension level, you will notice a marked
improvement in your rate of speed.

What's brilliant about this, is every time you finish this exercise you
will notice further reading speed increases. Also, if your planing on
learning backward reading. Now is the time to do it, because when
you first start using this reading drill you won't have any
comprehension of the text anyway.

Mastering Speed reading

Do you want to be a Kung Fu Master speed reader. It's possible, if


you practice 30 minutes a day every day for 8 weeks.
Accomplishing this will guarantee that you will be able to read a
page, which doesn't trouble your comprehension, in under 7
seconds (less if you keep practicing).

But, do you want to hear the great news?


Even if you only do these drills for a few measly days, it will still be
of huge benefit to you. You can still reap it's rewards one year from
now, infact you will feel the effects permanently.

Do you know WHY I know this? Because I barely completed 3


weeks training with Speed reading. I didn't have the time to finish
it's 8 week course. Yet, what I did do, is still affecting me
immensely today, one year on!

The jist of speed reading should be abundantly clear to you now.


All that remains for you to do is check out the rest of the speed
reading course...Oh, and Photoreading.
Reading improvement

Increase reading speed with hand motions

"Reading improvement by using your hands... Don't make me


laugh." Those were my friends exact words and who can blame
him. Hand motions to increase reading speed does sound a little
far-fetched, if you ask me. However, in my speed-reading course I
show you all the best techniques to rapidly increase reading
speed, even if they are a-typical.

The purpose of hand motions

There's no point in using hand motions to increase reading speed,


if you don't know why it works... Actually, it's totally and utterly
possible to still use hand motions while not understanding why it
works. Anyways, whether you want to know or not, here is why
hand motions increase your reading speed.

1.Your hand forces your eyes to scan text from one margin to the
other, preventing any important words from being missed.

2.Your hand forces your eyes to continually scan new text.

This prevents your eyes from stopping to look at unfamiliar phrases


or words. A common cause of slow reading is the tendency for the
eyes to stop or repeatedly stare at an unfamiliar phrase
(regression). Blasting regression into oblivion is necessary for
reading improvement.

3. Your hand forces your eyes to read at a speed exceeding your


ability to hear words in your head (subvocalisation). This enables
speed-reading at your visual rather than your auditory rate.

How to move your fingers


Although different hand motions are used world wide in speed
reading courses, I'm cutting through the sludge and aiming for the
heart of it all. I'm showing you the most efficient method... Why
bother with second best.

We all have two hands (well, most of us), you may wonder which
one to use when speed reading. Most people find the left the
logical choice for guiding the eyes through text.. English text flows
from left to right, and from the top to the bottom of a page.

The left hand more efficiently follows this pattern than the right
hand. Moreover, this leaves the right hand free for turning pages.

However if you feel more comfortable using the other combination


right hand moving the eye, left hand moving the pages, go with it.
Reading improvement will come either way.

The difference between left- and right-hand page turning is not


noticeable unless you read faster than 50 pages per minute. In all
fairness, that's not likely to present a problem for you.

In the simplest terms possible, you just move your hand left to right
across the page, while fixing your eye on a point in your hands. I
use my left hand to move my eye and the right hand to move the
pages

Where do I focus my eyes?

There are three possible places you can fix your eyes during
reading:

1. Fix your eye on the left side of your fingers.

2. Fix your eye on the right side of your fingers.

3. Fix your eye directly above your fingers.

Have a trail-run with each technique to discover which focal points


feel most natural for you.

Your fingers are simply pacing your eye motion of your fingers. Like
a lot procedures you use freqeuntly, the awareness of your fingers
presence will soon fade. Still the fingers motion will continue to
help you read faster than ever before.
Left-hand page-turning speed reading exercise

1. Use your left hand to start reading at the upper left-hand corner
of this book's first page.

2. As your left hand begins to move down the page, slide your right
hand under the corner of the top of the right page.

3. Grasp the edge of the right page, and wait until your left hand
reaches the bottom of the right page.

4. Quickly flip over the page, and continue reading the next page
with your left hand.

5. Remember to use your right hand to keep the exact from


snapping shut while reading.

6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed ten pages.

Reading improvement is possible with hand motions even if you do


look a little silly while using it.

Next up in this stupendous speed reading course is... What ever


you want! I don't think there is any order to my speed-reading
course, but I definitely have plenty of ways to increase reading
speed!
Increase reading speed
You want to increase reading speed and you want to improve
reading speed. How do you do this? It's hilariously obvious isn't it,
you devour my speed reading course and start speed reading like
a pro.

In a nut shell there are two speed reading techniques outlined in


this gloriously stunning (that's probably over doing it) page. First
inline, are the use of verbs and nouns to increase reading speed,
quickly followed by

Using verbs and nouns

Verbs and nouns help increase your reading speed while


maintaining good comprehension. To achieve good comprehension
you should be able to answer five key questions. These key
questions are who, what, where, when and why. Verbs and nouns
provide answers to questions. Verbs and nouns impart the bulk of
information during high speed reading. Have a gander at the nouns
and verbs in boldface type in the first sentence of this essay.

No one factor was directly responsible for the French


Revolution. Years of feudal oppression and fiscal
mismanagement contributed to a French society that was ripe
for revolt. Noting a downward economic spiral in the late
1700s, King Louis XVI brought in a number of financial
advisors to review the weakened French treasury.

No ... factor ... directly responsible ... French Revolution. Years ...
feudal oppression ... fiscal mismanagement contributed ... French
society ... ripe ... revolt. Noting ... downward economic spiral ... late
1700s, King Louis XVI brought ... number ... financial advisors ...
review ... weakened French treasury.

Take a close look, it should dawn upon you that the verbs and
nouns in this sentence hold the essence of its meaning. When
reading at high-speed, your brain pieces together these fragments
into a meaningful whole.
Improve reading speed in literally a few minutes by following this
strategy. The simplicity of this speed reading technique is
refreshing.

Reading whole phrases at a glance,

This illustrates the eye pauses made by slow, moderate and fast
readers.

Slow: Fast/ readers/ read/ whole/ phrases/ at/ a/ glance/ while/


slow/ readers/ read/ one/ word/ at/ a/ time.

Moderate: Fast readers read/ whole phrases at a glance/ while


slow readers read/ one word at a time.

Fast: Fast readers read whole phrases at a glance/ while slow


readers read one word at a time.

Speed reading exercise

1. Choose a nonfiction book on a familiar subject.

2. Begin speed reading the book at your highest comprehension


rate.

3. When you encounter familiar information, increase your reading


speed to double or triple your reading rate.

4. Slow down to read the topic sentences, verbs, and nouns that
provide the schema of the material.

5. When you encounter new information, once again slow down


your reading speed to your highest comprehension rate.

6. Continue practicing this technique in three chapters of your


book.

7. For optimum performance, continue using this exercise in a


different book each day.
You had a look at one method to increase reading speed. However,
there are many more where that came from. Moreover if you want
to improve reading speed astronomically, all you have to do is glide
through my speed reading course and apply it's techniques.