Rapid Reading is reading from the beginning and ending at the end. It uses any and all the reading the activation techniques. It is the LAST activation approach one would consider once they have done enough activation layers and feel that they just want to check if they missed something.
The only thing that Rapid Reading (the only activation technique)has in common with traditional reading Is that this is the only time we start at the beginning of the book chapter or article and end at the end of the book chapter or article
Hi Alex, based on what you said in an earlier post (quoted above), it seems that:
- the ONLY
similarity between Rapid Reading
and Traditional Reading
is that both start at the beginning of a book chapter/article and end at the end of the book chapter/article. So you are essentially reading everything word for word
(no skipping of sentences or paragraphs from the chapter or article). Both are conscious reading
and there will be sub vocalizations in both methods: Is this right?
Then how is Rapid Reading
different from Traditional Reading
? I supposed Rapid Reading
is much faster than Traditional Reading
but how do we Rapid Read
correctly? I tried Rapid Reading
but when I go too fast, it feels like Super Reading
in the sense that nothing seems to get registered. But if I slow down, I'm pretty much back to my Traditional Reading speed.
In addition, I still don't quite get how 1. Super Read + Dip and 2. Skittering are supposed to work:
When I Super Read and Dip
, it seems like I'm just scanning the page for the trigger words that I identified (Super Read) and then dipping in to read the sentences before and after the trigger word I located. So, from my understanding about Super Reading
, it seems that my mind is just focused on finding the trigger words
in my list and other details (aka the rest of the paragraph are not consciously registered
. The only time information is consciously registered is when I DIP IN
and consciously READ
those sentences around my trigger words. However, sometimes a concept is explained over a few paragraphs or a few pages. By Super Reading + Dipping, I find myself not understanding the concept at all. ESPECIALLY
when there are many technical terms or phrases.
This is an example of how I do it: [img]https://imgur.com/dvRW6CF
Is this because I'm doing this whole Super Reading and Dipping thing wrongly?
Next, I tried Skittering
. Again, I'm not sure if I'm doing correctly or not because I don't seemed to understand much at the end of the activation. When I test my comprehension, the results were less than ideal. Here's how I do it:
1. From the index or table of contents, I will locate the sections to read
2. I use Traditional Reading to read the first and last sentences in each paragraph of my selected reading section
3. I Skitter the sentences in between in a rapid zig-zag fashion but the words do not register consciously
in my mind (please see attached picture)
Again, what am I doing wrongly?