What you want to learn can be acquired through reading. The activity of getting in a comfortable position and start reading a book of your choice opens a new world for you. Reading books gives you the ability to look and dig into the minds of people who wrote them. You read their experiences, you learn from their experiences, you immerse yourself in their experiences.

 

The more you read, the more you know. In the hope of reading more books, some attempt fast track reading. It is believed that the faster you read, the more you cover.

 

Fast track reading involves reading phrases and concepts compared with the word-for-word method. Fast track reading enables you to cover more pages with the same rate.

 

Learning is accelerated when you “see” the whole idea of the write-up or book. Seeing ideas and thoughts of the writer makes reading experiential and unforgettable. When you see nothing while reading, you learn nothing. Fast reading becomes useless.

 

This technique is called visualization.

 

Visualization is great for quick learning. In reading it’s like constructing a puzzle where pieces are put together to form the whole picture. All of these happen in the realm of the mind.

Just going through the motions of fast reading can give you a hazy picture of the subject matter. But like a mist, this picture often quickly evaporates into thin air. Fast reading without visual pictures often informs but very seldom impresses.

 

Impressions last while information changes with time. Past information is easily forgotten in favor of new ones. Impressions change you, and these are stored permanently in the mind.

For learning to become effective, it requires brief pauses to be able to visualize and reflect. Effective learning is not about how fast you can finish reading a book. It is more on how you effectively comprehend the ideas brought forth by the writer.

 

Visual pictures provide lasting impressions. Go after ideas and how it will enrich people’s existence. Go for lasting impressions and insights that will mold you into better individuals.

 

 

-Titus Hauer