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Improved reading

PRESENTATION NAME

How not to get lost in the jungle of

information overflow

Company Name

International Competition Law, MIM 2010 Nadine S.


Why new reading methods

Why new reading methods

  • Most people learn to read in the age of six, and keep this reading methods

  • But it its worth to build up proper strategies to work with texts to shorten the time you need to read and understand

  • This is especially useful for your studies and office work, where it is important to gather information


1 how to not lose the concentration

1. How to not lose the concentration

  • Problem: Thinking on something else while reading a text, starting day dreaming

  • This is caused by a too slow pace of reading

  • Solution: Read faster and set aims

  • Fix a certain aim e.g. number of pages or amount of detail knowledge

  • Generally everybody is able to handle an input of 800 to 1000 words per minute, but most of us read only 200 to 300 words per minute: Start to use your unused capacity


2 how to avoid information overflow

2. How to avoid information overflow

  • Problem: Loosing time by reading unimportant detail information

  • Solution: First of all get a general overview of the text and its density of information

  • Skip through the text page by page and take a few seconds to get a first impression of each page

  • You will be surprised, how much you can understand by only reading: headlines, bold printed, enumerations, long and uncommon words

  • After this general overview you can directly work on the parts which seem to be most important


3 how to pull yourself forwards

3. How to pull yourself forwards

  • Problem: Back skipping in the text during the reading process causes a lack of fastness and a lack of understanding

  • Solution: Go ahead, look forwards in the text

  • Read a complete and coherent part as a closed unity (e.g. a paragraph or a whole chapter)

  • Only after having understood the whole closed part, you can read again the important details and mark them

  • Difficult parts you should read twice without a break

  • Trust in your comprehension skills and don’t try to get all the information by reading a text the first time


4 how to not get stuck

4. How to not get stuck

  • Problem: Getting stuck by reading word-by-word

  • Solution: Identify coherent word groups

  • You can easily recognise 3 to 4 cm of text on a page, what enables you to identify word groups

  • You can also guess which words are usually used together in a context, so you don’t have to get stuck on understanding every single word


Healthy eyes

Healthy Eyes

  • Place reading materials at least 30 cm from the eyes

  • When you read, lighting should be sufficient, even and stable

  • Micro-Breaks: If you spend a good part of your day using the computer, the 20-20-20 rule: the rule suggest that after every 20 minutes, the computer user should take a break for at least 20 seconds and look at objects that are 20 feet away


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  • Rest your eyes regularly:

    After reading for 30 to 40 minutes, take a break of 3 to 5 minutes or look at distant objects to relax your eyes


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