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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
(Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time? Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. I have never seen the method fail. The PX Project The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386%. It was tested with speakers of five languages, and even dyslexics were conditioned to read technical material at more than 3,000 words-per-minute (wpm), or 10 pages per minute. If you understand several basic principles of the human visual system, you can eliminate inefficiencies and increase speed while improving retention. First, several definitions and distinctions specific to the reading process: You do not read in a straight line, but rather in a sequence of saccadic movements (jumps). Related:  study helpful toolsLPT

10 Awesome OneNote Tips You Should Be Using All The Time [Windows] Advertisement Updated by Tina Sieber on 7 March, 2017. I am going to ruffle a few feathers here by saying that Microsoft OneNote is just as good as Evernote. OneNote is the digital equivalent of a binder, giving you more organizational control. The Best Evernote Alternative Is OneNote and It's Free The Best Evernote Alternative Is OneNote and It's Free The market is drenched in note-taking apps competing with Evernote. The showdown will continue, so for the sake of productivity and peace, let’s say that both are great note-taking apps with their pros and cons. We have covered a bit of OneNote’s capabilities with: But effective note-taking requires as many tips and tricks you can pull together. 1. That’s how you start your day. You can start your daily to-do in a new Note page. Type your first to-do item. 2. It used to be difficult to find Page Templates in OneNote. You can choose a template and set it as the default template, or customize a page and set it as a template. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

How to Read Faster and Retain More Some practical advice today. I read a shit-ton. And I occasionally get asked about it, particularly from college students. “How can I read more? How can I read faster? Although I’m technically a blogger, writer and internet marketer, I actually see my occupation as synthesizing and sharing information in unique and efficient ways. Most people don’t realize that the way we’re taught to read when we’re young makes us poor readers when we’re adults. In my book Models, a passage that surprisingly drew a lot of attention from readers was the section where I described how I challenged myself to read 50 non-fiction books in 50 days when I was 19-years-old. What seems to catch people’s attention is that they assume it was some massive feat of will power. These are strategies anyone can use and require little practice. But before we get into it, let’s start with a question: “What is the purpose of reading?” That sounds like a pretty stupid question. The answer is the transmission of information.

Learn python in Y Minutes Python was created by Guido Van Rossum in the early 90s. It is now one of the most popular languages in existence. I fell in love with Python for its syntactic clarity. Feedback would be highly appreciated! Note: This article applies to Python 2.7 specifically, but should be applicable to Python 2.x. It is also possible to write Python code which is compatible with Python 2.7 and 3.x at the same time, using Python __future__ imports. Free Online Dead Tree Got a suggestion? LPT: How to give a quick, impromptu speech or toast! : LifeProTips How to hack your body language for better interviews Research interviews go best when participants feel comfortable and confident — they’re more verbal, more willing to explore, and more willing to play along. So when an interview isn’t going well, I check for signs of low status in the person I’m interviewing and adjust my body language to make them feel more in charge. (These techniques come from improv theater classes I took many years ago in San Francisco. In addition to learning about “yes and,” listening, and teamwork, I was introduced to the important concept of status — and how body language communicates high and low status.) How to spot signs of low status If you’re interviewing someone (for research purposes or otherwise) and see these symptoms, the other person is probably feeling low status and not giving you their best possible participation. Some techniques to boost status and confidence Lower your own status If you come across as a confident expert, some people are less willing to offer up their opinions. Smile! Be grateful

Sketchnote Army - A Showcase of Sketchnotes How to think faster, better on your feet 11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive | Dr. Travis Bradberry I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control. Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day. The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but also finite, daily resources that tire much like a muscle. This exhaustion of self-control kills your productivity, and it makes the morning hours, when self-control is highest, the most important hours of the day. But the trick isn't just to spend your morning hours working; it's to do the right things in the morning that will make your energy and self-control last as long as possible. "For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?'" - Steve Jobs Start with exercise. No screen time until breakfast.

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