Speed reading techniques are not magical techniques. It takes a lot of time and practice. Speed reading isn’t something you can master in a few days. First of all it is important to know why speed reading will work for you, what it will do for you?
By mastering speed reading techniques you will get information more quickly, you will get a better understanding of the information you are reading. You will have a higher amount of information in your short-term memory by reading more quickly. For more information watch this video which will provide a speed reading techniques by a specialist.
Better understanding of the speed reading techniques
One thing that will give you a great grounding about this subject is understanding mind map. There is a good wikipedia reference, “A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.”. You can read the full wikipedia entry here. Mind mapping is a very interesting subject and we will discuss it later on.
Mind maps are tools which help you think and learn. Mind mapping (or concept mapping) involves writing down a central idea and thinking up new and related ideas which radiate out from the center.
By focusing on key ideas written down in your own words, and then looking for branches out and connections between the ideas, you are mapping knowledge in a manner which will help you understand and remember new information.
Mind maps are, by definition, a graphical method of taking notes. Their visual basis helps one to distinguish words or ideas, often with colors and symbols.
There is also various software, often free mind mapping software which can also help you with mind mapping and give you better grounding for improving of your speed reading techniques.