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04/29/17 12:57 PM
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Hello if you're reading this,

Can I photoread a chemistry book, by that I mean read it for the first time. For example, I bought a brand new chemistry text with formulaes and hard concepts to understand, if I photoread it, will I be able to understand it fully after activation?

How can I photoread a pdf? Do I spend 2 seconds looking at the page then change?

Another question, what if I photoread a book which may have word that I do not understand, will I still be able to understand it.
Thanks for reading, apologies for any grammatical errors in what i wrote.

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Just encountered another issue,

Im struggling with the purpose, when I first photoread my first book, the one with Paul Scheele in his self study audio, I didnt photoread it well, my purpose was " how to photoread", this felt like a very vague purpose, can someone give me a good purpose as an example for that book.

Thanks once again!

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Sorry, another question, once i've photoread, when activating, i look for answers to my purpose, do I forget everything else except my answers to my purpose? If so, why shouldnt we just go on google when we find a purpose and question and search it up?

Im a newbie, thanks again!

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Anyone?

Re: Question [Re: Jalal] #86184
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Anything you can read you can PhotoRead. If you're new to PhotoReading I recommend learning the system first. Don't let that stop you from PhotoReading the textbook daily for a while.

Electronic PhotoReading, tap to turn the page at a steady rate. On a computer you can set Acrobat reader to advance the pages hands free. See the preferences.

When you read for meaning you can understand some new word easily enough. In specialist fields I recommend checking the glossary. In fact if the book has a glossary, I recommend activating that first even though it's usually at the end of the book. Learn the authors meaning of the words helps. Also use a dictionary if you find words that stump you.

Your purpose, how to PhotoRead was incomplete. How to PhotoRead is a statement or question it's not a purpose in itself. A purpose answers, why you're learning PhotoReading. How to PhotoRead is an activation question, a broad one (hint: follow the first Ensteins for that purpose).

Why are you learning to PhotoRead... so that I can.....

Activation; consider what you need to know, ask questions to get answers to that.

Could you enter your purpose into a google search and get answers that way? Yes, I recommend you now how to PhotoRead because google will provide 100s of pages with possible answers and experience has shown me that the best are not always top of the page and my even be on the second or third page of the search results. If you start reading all those pages the old fashioned way you'll be spending more time reading not less. Also textbooks assigned are usually the source used by those grading your papers. If you want to pass the grade, have the know the material the lecturer / instructor, is familiar with.

Your purpose is like the launching pad, take aim and go. To move to your destination you need formulate questions that help you steer your course to the destination.

Purpose can be many for one book. Your purpose and and activation questions can be broad or focused. Ones first purpose for the PhotoReading book can be to learn the how to PhotoRead. Then the purpose could be to understand the 5 steps, then a purpose could be to refine each step.

And the best step to focus on is the first step.

Alex

Re: Question [Re: Jalal] #86188
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Thank you for your answer.
I have no more doubts about Photoreading, but just have questions regarding the courses limit.
Is it possible to have more than 1 purpose at once when activating?
If I photoread and i find answers to my purpose, will I be able to remember all the other information not part of my purpose? Also when Peter, the guy from the informercial who read the story and was tested, what was his purpose? Like he didnt even know what he was gonna read or had interest in it, well that's what I assumed.

Once again thank you very much, really kind of you for answering.

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Yes it is possible and you can count on it if you're using textbooks for a course, to have more than one purpose.

Focus on one purpose at a time. When finished look at the next one. You may activate the same pages again, that's cool. It will probably be faster.

To remember, mind map The working memory can only remember 7 plus or minus 2 bits of information a second. It requires forgetting so you can think of other things. If you want to remember something you have to give yourself a way of remembering. Mind mapping is a good way of creating stronger neural connections that help you to remember.

Pete's purpose was to be able to answer the questions the people had for him or to see what he could do. He prepared himself by PhotoReading lots of books in the weeks before and didn't care if he failed it was an experiment to see what he could do.

Alex

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Thanks for your help.

Say I have 2 text books, one is biology and the other is chemistry, each 300 pages long, how long will it take me to photoread them and have complete comprehension of all my purposes. I'm hoping to finish my college work early, then I can start my first job part-time job. What I have planned is that I photoread each daily for 1 month to have good comprehension and then start my part-time job + do exam papers. What do think of that? How much will it improve my grades in school if i master photoreading, im a B-A grade student already but it takes alot of effort, I have to revise continuosly throughout the year, will photoreading decrease the time spent drastically?

Thank you once again, sorry to bother you with so many questions.

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Re: Question [Re: Jalal] #86198
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To PhotoRead about 2.5 minute. To have complete comprehension. Activate.

How long does it take you normally?

Alex

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No, i havent completed it yet, I bought the course few months back, gonna master it in summer holidays, did'nt have time. But im absolute it wont let me down so im making plans.
Thanks alot for your answers, really appreciate it. Maybe if I have more questions I can ask you again right? smile

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You can always ask.

Figure out how much time it takes you to process a book or a chapter without the PhotoReading system. Once you learn PhotoReading you should be able to complete it in 1/3 the time or better. If you not achieving that. Look at your purpose. Shorten your activation layers, do more shorter ones rather than trying to get it all in one sitting/ layer.

Alex

Re: Question [Re: Jalal] #87701
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Greetings, My Full-Time college student here and I see Mr. Veifhaus is an expert with P.R and College; so may I ask you some questions?
I'm a beginner photoreader and

1- When I do my chapter notes (mind mapping), after doing 1-4 steps, How long should I spend on Mind Mapping my chapter(s)? 20 minutes, hr?

2 - Can I copy the table of contents to structure my M.Map, ask questions, (incubate 20 -30 min) then Activate the chapter(s) and pull important trigger words, ideas and phrases when
super Read-Dip, skitter or rapid read and add to my M.Map?

3 - Having three subjects, once I'm done mind mapping for one subject, should I take a break before I start with my next subject, 5-10-15 min?
Repeat the cycle: Prepare, Preview, Photoread, Postview, Activate (mindmap)...

I'd greatly love to hear your input.

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continue thought of something else. So before at times I find myself want to revert back to my normal habits. In math after reading a section if I don't understand it I go to tutorial videos online...
4) After I activate my section of calculus ( activate 2 or 3 times to build my comprehension layers) I still don't understand it, can I still revert to the tutorials but bump the speed up
to 2x, while having a relaxed mind etc?

Thank you soooo very much and I can't wait to hear from you.

Re: Question [Re: Mercedez_CA] #87703
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Hi,

Alex Viefhaus is not a male she is a female. And she is a very nice lady. She also is a very powerful photoreader. At this time Alex is not the moderator of the photoreading forum.

Dana Hanson is currently the moderator of the photoreading forum. Dana is a very powerful photoreader as well. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in Photoreading.

Before you attempt to learn photoreading on school studies it is highly recommended that you don't. It has been mentioned numerous times on this discussion forum not a good idea to try to learn photoreading on school material.

So what should you do?

First learn and master photoreading on simple books say for example a self help book. Learn how to photoread on 20 books yes you heard it right 20 simple books. After you have successfully activated 20 simple books books that don't have a grade attached to it after you can prepare, preview, photoread, postview, mind probe questions superead and dip skitter and mindmap successfully then you can start using photoreading on school material after you have proven competency with the techniques.

You see it would be a challenge to try to learn photoreading and school studies at the same time. Actually it would become a distraction and hinderance from focusing on your studies.

So after you can successfully apply all the techniques of the photoreading whole mind system on 20 simple books non-school books books that don't have a grade attached to them then you can start using the photoreading system on school books.

You will have much better results and retain more by mindmapping for 20 minutes STOP! Go take a 7 minute break go for a walk get completely away from the books after your 7 minute break mindmap again for 20 min then another 7 min break mindmap again for 20 min take a 7 min break mindmap again for 20 min but after you have mindmapped for 90 minutes it is time to take a 15 min to 20 min break. You will get much more out of it by doing it this way instead of trying study for 60 minutes with no breaks.

The beauty of photoreading is that a complex subject such as calculus becomes easier as you photoread it because photoreading involves the non-conscious mind the part of the mind that can attend to 20,000 things going on at the same time whereas your conscious mind can attend to 6 to 8 bits of information at a time.

So if you know how to do the photoreading step definitely photoread your calculus book on a regular basis. Start photoreading your calculus book every day for 2 weeks after that photoread your calculus book once a week during the semester. Again learn and master the activation techniques on simple books do not distract yourself from your studies trying to learn activation techniques on school textbooks if you know how to photoread fine photoread the textbook but don't try activating a textbook until you can prove to yourself you can successfully activate a simple book.

First we learn to crawl, then we learn to walk, then we learn to run.

Do not look for or expect miracles with photoreading. A experienced photoreader can take a college textbook that would take someone else without photoreading it would probably take that person 90 hours to do that textbook whereas the experienced photoreader could activate and do that book in 30 hours.

And remember as powerful as photoreading is you still have to work on the questions you still have to do the problems you still have to do the work.

What photoreading delivers is 1/3 the time where without photoreading you would have spent 90 hours on a textbook with photoreading 30 hours on the textbook.

Photoread4me

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OMG dope! Sorry to Mrs. Alex!
Thank you photoread4me. I greatly appreciate your advice. I'm confident with photoreading steps I was just a little unsure specifically on math, how to mind map that subject. I was finding that I was putting too much pressure on myself and trying to get photoreading right! That's the beauty about photoreading. We can play with it and see what we like and what we don't like. I am a firm believer that Photoreading works. Again thank you for your time and advice.

I know I'll be able to run in the future

M

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Re: Question [Re: Jalal] #87721
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Hi Mercedez,

First tip would be, to re-PhotoRead the math books once a day for 3 days in a row, and add the closing affirmation after you're done flipping: :"Inner mind, these are the math problems I need to learn how to solve, so I can achieve the highest passing test score possible."

How many pages are in your math textbook?

And, how much time are you given to get through and learn/comprehend each section?

Dana

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When you ask a question, your inner mind goes on a search for the answer, and it brings up the necessary association structures so you can achieve your goal.

I suggest re-affirming your purpose and re-PhotoRead your math book(s) once a day for the next couple of days. Since it is heavily detailed, a quick re-PhotoRead will help strengthen how all the patterns of text are absorbed into your non-conscious mind;

“My purpose for PhotoReading & activating this math book, is to be able to understand the formulas and apply them with ease.”

Then, after you close the book, give yourself these closing affirmations:

“What in this information do I need to know to help me master the formulas and solve the problems?

“What do I need to do to overcome my personal barrier to becoming an excellent math student.

“What can I do to develop a love for math?

“How can I begin to see, understand, and appreciate the mathematics in everything around me?

And, right before you begin a study session, give yourself this affirmation:

“inner mind, bring up the necessary association structures, so I can quickly understand how to solve these math problems.”

Let me know how this helps!

Dana

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