Saturday, May 7, 2011

You weren't taught how to read

Today I participated in a speedreading course – which is something I had been looking at doing since a while because I figured it would assist me with processing more information faster, so that I can move faster in my studies and also be more effective in general.

We were only 8 people participating as it was a private seminar – and the lady who organized this event had applied these techniques for herself and it seemed also everyone else in her family, so she could speak from her own experience and explain the points very simplistically.

As the seminar started a first point that surprised me is when she started explaining that the way we are being taught to read is actually not effective – as (in her terminology) the brain is able to process information a lot faster than the speed with which we read – so our reading speed is actually too slow for the brain – so the brain actually 'gets bored' and 'distrated' - which means we are not using the physical effectively.

She also made very clear that everyone is able to learn this and that it is merely a matter of practice – hence: of consistency and self-discipline.

The seminar was just this one morning and the lady said there is no reason to prolong the course as the ‘technique’ in itself is utterly simplistic and one merely need to practice by oneself to really become effective at it.

All one need to do ‘in essence’ is force oneself to read faster step by step – which is a physical training process and re-programming of the physical – so that the ‘reading-speed’ can be ‘up to speed’ with our physical ‘understanding speed’ – fascinating: will definitely test this and give feedback on results.

What I found most fascinating is how this is actually very well-known and widely used by business people and politicians – where it is called ‘smart reading’ – so why is this not being thought in all classrooms? This shows again that the education system does not care about really teaching children how to live and merely gives them useless knowledge and on top of that fucks up their reading capacity so they are screwed for the rest of their life.

Would you send your child to such a school ???

I am one vote for EQUAL EDUATION FOR ALL and the END of ALL ELITISM!

http://equalmoney.org

3 comments:

Austin said...

Is it not the equal schooling system already in place the one teaching all the kids ineffective reading methods?

Anna Brix - Equality Process Blog said...

"...the brain is able to process information a lot faster than the speed with which we read – so our reading speed is actually too slow for the brain – so the brain actually 'gets bored' and 'distrated' - which means we are not using the physical effectively." - Yes this makes sense. Looking forward to your feedback. If you are not aware of it, Cameron and the rest of the Houston gang, are working with a similar point from a Destonian perspective. Cool - Let us know how it goes!

Oksana said...

Hi, dear Gabriel!
I found ur article through youtube...I'm also pretty interested in fast-reading, I did search for a lot of techniques, but it wasn't that effective as I thought. Could u share with me ur practice for improving ur reading skills? Thanks beforehand. Oksana