PhotoReading Personal Learning Course
Personal Learning Course
Type: Self-teaching course for learning PhotoReading,
a unique and highly effective accelerated learning method.
Notes: Highly recommended. Includes: eight course audio recordings,
the PhotoReading Whole Mind System book, a helpful workbook,
Learning to Learn by D. Trinidad Hunt, and a Memory Supercharger
To Order: PhotoReading
The average person
reads at a rate of about 200-400 words per minute (WPM). When this average
person reads, they sound out the individual words in their mind and
process the information "vocally".
reading" programs teach you to process this information at a faster
rate. The main aim here is to break the "subvocalization"
barrier: the maximum rate at which a person can read and still sound
out the words individually. This barrier resides at about 500-800 words
So, with speed
reading, you will still be processing individual words or lines of text,
but you wont be slowed down by the rate at which you can make
the associated sounds in your mind.
What if I were
to tell you that you could process pages of information
at a time, not simply words or lines? How does 25,000 words per minute
sound? Sound good? Then you might want to check out the PhotoReading
Personal Learning Course.
The technique of
PhotoReading was developed by Paul Scheele, CEO of Learning Strategies
Corporation. The basic idea is based on the assertion that any information
that is seen, while not necessarily processed consciously, is processed
by the subconscious mind. Once this information is placed there it is
simply a matter of "activating" that information,
that is, making it available to your conscious mind.
So, sounds pretty
easy, huh? Just flip some pages in front of your eyes, bring it into
conscious awareness and youre good to go. Well, its not
quite that simple.
process involves several different steps. The basic step of the PhotoReading
process entails easing yourself into a state of relaxed awareness, maintaining
that state and then rhythmically and deliberately flipping the pages
in front of your eyes. This is called the "PhotoReading step".
While this is touted
as the most important step of the process, it is also the only step
without some immediately noticeable benefit. It stands to reason, though
since the information is allegedly processed subconsciously.
I was quite skeptical
about the PhotoReading step at first. Mr. Scheele, foreseeing this,
includes an exercise early on in the program that will make the honest
skeptic give this concept a second look. It involves applying the PhotoReading
step to the first portion of a dictionary. After doing so you are asked
to think of a word that can be found in the portion that you PhotoRead.
Then you are to intuit which portion of an open page upon which it will
be found (upper left, lower left, upper right, or lower right). And
then there is the page itself (left or right).
So you think of
a word, say "apple". You then try to imagine seeing the word
in the dictionary in its relative location. Chance would dictate
that you guess correctly only one in eight times (12.5%). On my first
try I guessed correctly on 4 out of 10. Pretty good, I was intrigued. On a subsequent attempt I scored 5 out of 10.
My conditions are
hardly clinical, and Im not a professional researcher, but this
was enough for me to get excited. The results were well above
chance and were reproduced in the subsequent attempt.
That's good evidence. Evidence, mind you. Not proof.
Even if the PhotoReading
step itself did not have any effect, the rest of the PhotoReading process
certainly would. It is based on some of the soundest techniques of accelerated
learning and comprehension.
In order to avoid
spoiling the whole process I wont get into the details of that
here. All I will say is that the skills you develop will help you achieve
success in any field. You will certainly learn how to process information
In order to give
the whole process an acid test, I PhotoRead a book that I was supposed
to read and discuss with some associates of mine. I followed the steps
strictly and quelled any desire to revert to traditional reading. The
process, from start to finish, took me just over one hour total (spread
over two days) to read a 400 page book.
The following day,
when I went to my breakfast meeting to discuss the book, I wasnt
quite sure if I was ready to discuss the book or not. I had "activated"
much of the content of the book, but I still wasnt confident.
By the end of the
meeting I was quite certain that my comprehension of the book was just
as good as that of any of the folks who read the book using traditional
means, if not better. As the meeting progressed more of the book came
to my conscious awareness.
One of my associates
talked about how he was up all night "speed reading" the book.
I, fully rested, looked over at him. He looked pretty tired and jittery
as he gulped down more coffee. I took another slug of orange juice and
laughed quietly at the irony.
I would still be
interested in seeing a study of the PhotoReading process where one group
uses PhotoReading and the other uses the same process minus the PhotoReading
step itself. I think this would be interesting to see how much of this
comprehension is due to the preparation and activation steps and how
much is due to the actual PhotoReading.
bottom line is that the process works. Dont take my word for it,
though. I highly recommend purchasing this system and trying it for
I intend to continue
experimenting with PhotoReading for quite some time. It seems to be
the soundest and most effective accelerated reading method out on the
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