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4 Steps to Read Difficult Texts Faster (Academic Speed Reading Comprehension)

Justin Sung2021-10-10
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Dr. Justin shares tips for efficient reading, emphasizing strategy over technique for difficult texts. Sub-vocalization aids in comprehension but may slow reading. Grouping words improves speed by 60-80% and saves energy. Reading in bursts with breaks enhances comprehension and retention. Techniques include using a narrow field of vision and strategic pauses. Positioning laterally, grouping text, and using a gray background can improve reading stamina. The video promotes a course on effective studying and concludes with a call to action for likes, comments, and subscriptions.

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Tips for reading quickly and maintaining focus.
02:24
Reading strategy is more important than technique for difficult texts, as processing information in advanced textbooks requires concentration and comprehension.
Dr. Justin achieved speeds of 1000 words per minute with speed reading but found a more sustainable pace at 500-600 words per minute.
Structuring learning and setting up strategies are crucial for enhancing reading efficiency and comprehension.
Sub-vocalization levels while reading.
03:58
Sub-vocalization ranges from muttering out loud to silently reading in mind.
Sub-vocalization can aid in processing information easier but may slow down reading.
It is recommended to use sub-vocalization in dense text areas for efficient learning.
Reading without sub-vocalization may lead to frustration, re-reading, and wasted energy.
Techniques to Improve Reading Efficiency
08:51
Relaxing our eyes and allowing more light increases peripheral vision while reading.
Grouping words together shuts off sub-vocalization and reduces the number of words needed to be read.
Improves energy efficiency by allowing us to read multiple words at once with fewer eye movements.
Speed reading technique: Grouping words together can increase reading speed by 60-80%.
10:34
Subvocalization can be turned off by grouping words and is ideal for rapid information consumption.
Skipping less meaningful information and focusing on challenging areas saves energy and promotes maximum learning.
Turning on and off grouping based on text density can help optimize reading efficiency.
Techniques for Efficient Reading
13:03
Reading in bursts with strategic pauses improves comprehension and efficiency.
Predicting the text's direction and taking breaks aids in smoother reading.
Sub-vocalizing and grouping keywords can optimize reading speed and understanding.
Incorporating short bursts of reading and vocalizing key points out loud reinforces learning and makes reading more effortless, especially with academic texts.
Techniques for Efficient Reading.
16:55
Grouping words and using sub-vocalization strategically can help maintain a high reading speed for several hours.
Taking processing breaks can improve retention and reduce the energy needed for reading.
Using a narrow field of vision while reading, like in ePub format, allows for quicker processing of information by reading each line with minimal eye movements.
Tips and strategies for more effective reading.
18:50
Positioning laterally, grouping text, using a gray background, and reducing eye strain with Flux are key techniques.
These techniques help save energy and improve reading stamina.
The speaker offers a course on studying effectively, detailing their process from day one to after exams.
Viewers interested in the course can find more information in the video description.