How to generate visual markers on-the-fly

Generating markers slowly is not good enough for speedreading. Generating markers fast requires certain level of skill. Our beginner-level student do not know how to overcome the controlled visualization speed limitations. When the students are ready, we teach them to reduce the level of control and enjoy free associations. Below are some discussions from our …

How do I tell what my reading speed and retention scores

Measuring your reading speed and retention score is a simple and important tool to judge your learning abilities. There are many applications that do this for you, but sometimes you want to double-check those results. Anna developed the superlearning tools more than a decade ago and did not need a computer back then. Sometimes low-tech …

Typical speedreading progress schedule

People are different in skills and in motivations. It is impossible to tell how much time each stage of learning will take. We do try to schedule training exercises along some reasonable progress expectations. Below are some typical expectations as expressed in one of our Udemy discussions. Question: I was just wondering where I should …

Writing a blog

Question: You decide to write a blog… How do you approach this? What tools do you use? Answer: First of all you need to generate exclusive “killer” content. You can use Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, talk on TED, create Udemy course, buy any sort of PR – whatever you need to get indication that what you …

Criteria for choosing memorization method

Choosing the method for memorization of any particular information may be a matter of personal style, available time, number of details etc. Below is a short discussion regarding   criteria for choosing memorization method and alternatives to well-known story and loci methods. Question: I have come up with Higbee’s book (your memory) excellent book that can …

Is creating a story effective?

Many of our students ask: is creating a story effective? More advanced students ask: is Roman palace memory technique effective? If you are looking for simple low-level visualization, you may enjoy these well-known techniques. Below are some examples of real conversations we had in our course with examples of visual markers. Question: For the game …

Bilingual superlearners

Many of the super-learners are bilingual. Each of the course authors is fluent in 3-6 languages and can speed-read in 2-3. We have students in nearly 100 countries speaking many languages. These students are proud of their multilingual abilities and their achievements. Below are some discussions from the course pages. Question: Hi! First of all, …

Speed reading startups: Spritz vs acceleread

We are trying to find the best cross-platform speedreading apps for you. Unfortunately most of the readily available apps are just not good enough for you. Question: Has anyone heard of Spritz? Seems pretty cool. I was able to go through 500wpm easily on their demo. http://www.spritzinc.com/# Answer: Dr. Lev Gold · 10 days ago We …

Tips on suppressing subvocalization

Subvocalization is the inner voice we hear in our head while reading. Subvocalization reduces the reading speed to 250 wpm, so it is a bad habit. All the speedreaders initially struggle with subvocalization suppression. Finding what works best for you is an issue of personal style. Below are some common tips we shared in course …