Author: Leo Fuchigami

How To Stop Procrastinating & Increase Motivation

Table Of Contents Use Social Reinforcement |  Create binding social contracts and collaborate with your peers. Reverse Convenefience Factors |  Introduce barriers to distractions before you start studying. Define Your Ideal Self |  Be honest with yourself about your life goals and work backwards from your ideal self to map out your action plan. Simplify & Clarify Goals |  Break goals and tasks into smaller steps to reduce ambiguity and complexity. Comments 1. Use Social Reinforcement Social Contracts Make yourself accountable to someone other than yourself, by betting them you will accomplish a certain goal. There should be both a...

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How To Take Notes From A Textbook – The Information Funnel Method

How do some students get A’s in their classes without even showing up to class? They do it by effectively studying the course textbook & materials. This tutorial will teach you how you can, too. Table Of Contents Active vs. Passive Reading |  Active reading: process and output information. Passive reading: absorb information the way it is written. The Information Funnel Method |  1. Preview the text. 2. Read it again and create a summary. 3. Create a keyword list. An Example |  See the method in action. Comments 1. Active vs. Passive Reading The key to memorizing a textbook is...

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How To Speed Read & Comprehend – Part 3: Reduce Sub-vocalization

These advanced speed reading techniques will fundamentally change how you read, and will require practice and perseverance. However, the result of your efforts will be a world-class reading speed. Table Of Contents Reduce Sub-vocalization |  Stop internally vocalizing the text. Imaginative Reading |  Don’t read literally, read interpretively. Integrated Speed Reading |  Effectively combine all techniques together. Break Linearity |  Learn to use vertical line previewing. Practice |  Practice. Practice. Practice. Comments The slowest readers vocalize every word, that is, they either speak or whisper the words out loud as they read. If you think about it, this tactic means...

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How To Speed Read & Comprehend – Part 2: Block Reading

Speed reading is more than moving your eyes more quickly. It requires an intuitive and strategic approach to process information more efficiently. These intermediate techniques will further improve your reading speed while maintaining comprehension. Table Of Contents The Blinking Method |  Force yourself to read with a wider focus area by blinking between focus points. Block Reading |  Strategically read in blocks of a certain width. Eliminate Backtracking |  Break the habit of reactively re-reading text, instead, re-read paragraphs. Adaptive Speed Reading |  Learn to gauge the importance and difficulty of any text quickly and adapt your reading speed accordingly....

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How To Speed Read & Comprehend – Part 1

How would your life change if you could read twice as fast? Undoubtedly, your academic, professional and personal life will greatly improve. Learn these basic speed reading techniques to start your journey towards doubling or tripling your reading speed. Table Of Contents Skip Small Words | Read short words with your peripheral vision. Optimize Reading Conditions | Read from an optimal distance, optimize lighting and stand up. Warm Up |  Make sure you’re in a high energy state when you read. The Pointer Method |  Use your finger or a pen to force your eyes to follow at a faster rate. Embedded Dictionaries...

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