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Speed Reading Masterclass - How to Read Faster

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome to the Class


    • 2.

      How to Calculate Your Reading Speed


    • 3.

      The 3 Myths of Speed Reading


    • 4.

      The Speed Reading Mindset


    • 5.

      Increasing Your Reading Speed


    • 6.

      Increasing Peripheral Vision


    • 7.

      How to Reduce Subvocalization


    • 8.

      Maximizing Memory


    • 9.

      The Learning Formula (SQ3T)


    • 10.

      Essential Scanning


    • 11.

      Power Questions


    • 12.

      Active Reading vs. Passive Reading


    • 13.

      Effective Note-Taking


    • 14.

      Review and Recall


    • 15.

      The Limitations of Speed Reading


    • 16.

      Improved Memory


    • 17.

      Improved Comprehension


    • 18.

      Increasing Vocabulary + Outro


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Accelerated Reader - INCREASE Your Reading Speed

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once"

This course is your step-by-step guide to be able to increase your reading speed, all while maintaining comprehension!


The program is broken into 3 phases, which will detail ways to MAXIMIZE your reading speed - depending on the material (non-fiction book, textbook, etc.). 

The L.I.V.E.S Speed Reading Formula

The first video introduces the L.I.V.E.S Formula that serves as the underlying formula throughout the course. We'll look at the key components, including why other speed reading methods don't work, and multiple methods to be able to retain EVERYTHING you read.

Phase One - Novels

Learn how to speed read novels. In particular, non-fiction and fiction books. Be able to have a deeper understanding of the beloved stories you read.

Phase Two - Textbooks

Learn how to speed read textbooks. Adapt your reading to learning. Provide the framework for retaining a lot of factual detail, reducing the amount of information that needs to be relearned for exams.

Phase Three - Retention

Speed reading isn't simply about reading quicker - it is about REMEMBERING what you read. Boost your speed reading capabilities and learn to store memories for the long term.

By The End of The Course

✔ Read More

✔ Make reading fun (again!)

✔ Have the ability to learn through books

✔ Start REMEMBERING what you read

See you on the inside!
~Matt Espinoza


Meet Your Instructor

I'm Matthew Espinoza - an entrepreneur, content creator, and productivity guru. I am also the co-founder of BitPerks which is the first platform to monetize your creator/social tokens with perks and rewards. 

I am also known for my Youtube Channel where I share my learning formulas on entrepreneurship, productivity, and making money online.

In the end, I want to be able to impact the world by sharing what I've learned about the secrets to learning how to learn and making money online.


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Matthew Espinoza

2X Founder + Content Creator


I'm Matthew Espinoza - an entrepreneur, content creator, and public speaker. I am also the co-founder of BitPerks which is the first platform to monetize your creator/social tokens with perks and rewards. 


I am also known for my Youtube Channel where I share my learning formulas on entrepreneurship, productivity, and making money online.


If you're interested in joining my free Inner Circle Community and meet some other like-minded individuals, you can join [HERE]



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1. Welcome to the Class: Welcome everyone to the accelerated Learner Academy. This is an academy where people can come share their ideas and learn from me and ultimately move towards their goal of a successful life. Specifically Section 1, a celebrated reader, which is the course you're taking right now, can be broken down into three main sections, which ultimately will allow you to read faster while increasing and maximizing the comprehension of all input. There are three main phases to the course. In phase 1 of the course, you're going to be learning about the lives formula, patented speed reading formula that has been used across many hundreds and hundreds of students for success, you're going to have a deeper appreciation of the beloved books you read, including nonfiction and fiction novels. In phase two of this course, you're going to be learning how to learn from reading, how to consume information faster than anyone else. Specifically, you are going to be using in lots of textbooks as an examples. But it's a really could be applied to any idea or any piece of information that you're reading and ultimately maximize how much you're able to learn. And in the last section of the course, you're going to be increasingly retention and your recall when it comes to speed reading books, you're going to be learning how to actually maximize your comprehensible input and actually be able to remember what you read if you're meeting me for the first time, my name is Matthew Spinoza and I have helped students and lifelong learners from around the world, just like yourself, increase your reading speed, maximize your brain's potential in a work smarter, not harder. Now I'm condensing all this information into a two to three hour course that you can take in the comfort of your own home. I'm also the founder of bringing companion in which we give actionable and accurate information towards life-long learners and students from around the world, from our Instagram, Facebook group, and YouTube channel, we have an accumulation of over 6000 students and lifelong learners learning and growing together through my show live with experts over on Instagram, I've had the opportunity to meet and discuss a well-known leaders and top performers in their field, such as Nelson dell is the four time US Memory champion. Jorge queen taro, a well-known bring coach over in America, and a doctor Hugo in Australian study expert. And through my conversations of them, I've uncovered the secrets to be able to learn anything ten times faster than anyone else and ultimately accelerate your career, your studies, and your success in truly becoming an accelerated learner. I believe there are four main stages to consider. The first one is a celebrated reading, consuming information faster than anyone else, which is the course that you have enrolled in today. The second part of that is a celebrated productivity. Creating a system, a routine, and developing strong habits that will build towards success by finding the secret to motivation. The third part of that is a celebrated memory, creating day-to-day recognition and breaking the belief that there is such thing as a bad memory. And finally, celebrated mastery, which is developing the ability to master any skill from language learning to music, to cooking and everything in between. Once you achieved all four areas of the accelerated learner, a celebrated reading, accelerated memory, a celebrated productivity, and accelerated mastery. Then you'll be crowned the accelerated learner. And you'll be saving time, saving money, and then working smarter, not harder. In the next lesson you are going to be determining the reading baseline, your current reading speed in. I'll give you a baseline to see how much and how far you have been able to progress within the course. 2. How to Calculate Your Reading Speed: In this short lesson, remember showing you how to calculate your reading speed. Ideally, if you can actually watch this video before main curriculum on Monday, and let's get right into it. First of all, calculate a reading speech. We come down to four simple steps. Step number one, I want you to take the book that you plan on reading, and it doesn't matter what book this stamps, these next four stamps can apply it to any book that you're going to read, takes a first three lines and just count how many words are in each one of these lines. So if you count the first line, the boy walked down the street in a carefree way. This is 10 words. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. This one's 99 words, and the last one is 11 words. So the median. So what does the middle amount right out of the, out of the three, if you're going to order them, numerically, is going to be 9, 10, and 11, which means the middle number is 10. Alternatively, you could also add all three of these in and divide it by three, and you're gonna get ten, approximately 10 words per line. That's the first step, um, and then the second step is actually counted the number of lines on that page. So maybe in this example there's eight lines, but in your book might be tan, maybe 12, whatever may be. And cow homie lines that are are in that single page. Also keep this number noted as well as the other number noted because we are going to use those in our calculations. Then step three, I want you to take the number that you gone, the words per line, which in this case is ten times and number of lines which are going to give you the amount of words per page is kinda makes sense, right? It's kind of like length times the width when you're thinking of it that way. And in which case we had 10, 10 words per line and eight lines, which means approximately there is around 80 words per page. Now, the fourth and final established super easy to do. Just read for ten minutes, get a timer, set it for 10 minutes. Figured out what page you're going to be starting on, read for ten minutes and then record what page you actually ended on. And that's exactly as the whole process record where you ended on. And that's exactly it. And now let's say that you read. Take a second right now I do recommend going back and doing experiment pausing this video, getting a timer out right now, this is the actionable step right now and actually reading those ten minutes. But after you were just ten minutes, record where you are. All right. And then let's say you read 15 pages in ten minutes or maybe you went through a part of a page as you did 14.5 pages and 10 minutes, whatever it may be, then that means you read 15 pages times the 80 words per page, which gives you a 100, one hundred, two hundred words read Ray shouldn't be read 15 pages. And you already calculated, remember ten times eight is 80, that each word has approximately 80 pages. So you multiply eight times 15 and you get one hundred, two hundred words. And then that means that the amount of words divided by the amount of minutes is going to give you the words per minute. And this is the exact number we're trying to find rho trying to find the words per minute. In this case, we have a 120 words per minute that we read. Now, I just want you to change one single thing, all right? And that is I want you to start reading with your pointer finger. That's all I want you to do and that's the only difference I want you to do. So instead of actually reading, I guess like what? Normally you'll actually have your pointer finger like you were when you were younger. And as you read it for pointer finger, line by line by line. And phase two, we're going to be diving into those secrets in a little bit more. We should, uh, watch this entire lesson, actually go through the exercises. I'm actually know taking ten minutes to actually read through and then actually re-evaluating again another ten minutes. So it should only take you around 20 minutes. Take care everybody. 3. The 3 Myths of Speed Reading: In this section of the course, I want to be sharing with you the fundamentals of speed reading specifically in my patented and lives formula. And we're going to be diving into how to be able to speed read basic ideas such as concepts, novels, nonfiction and fiction books, and have a deeper appreciation of all the different books that you read. Unlike most speed reading courses are also going to have a strong focus on memory and comprehension are not just in it for increasing speed, but you also actually want to remember what we read and we are going to be diving into some of those ideas. And this phase of the course, I'm super excited to help you supercharge your success. Before you can begin, we need to break down our speed reading mindset in limiting beliefs before we can reach and maximize your potential. In this lesson, I'm going to be going through three common speed reading myths and show you the truth about each and every one of them. Myth number one, you're going to lose comprehension if you're reading faster. Reading is like driving a car. When you're driving slowly in your neighborhood, you often get distracted in order to smaller details like your neighbor's yard or their cats and their dog. However, let's change up that situation. Let's say you're in a race car and you're driving a top speeds, are you more or are you less focused? I would bet that you are more focused. And why is this? It's because your focus and what's ahead of you. You're focused on what's behind, what's on the side of you. And by having that focus, this same analogy can be applied to speed reading. When you're reading faster than you're normally comfortable with, then you actually start to focus. And really at the end of the day, memorizing and comprehension really comes down to focus. Myth number two. By speed reading, you are not enjoying your books. This also simply isn't true. You don't have to study every single brushstroke of a piece of art to be able to appreciate it. And in the same way, you don't have to read every single word in order to truly digest and find the meaning behind it. The beloved books that you read with speed reading, you are given the flexibility and the thing that word is so, so important. Now you could choose to go a little bit quicker if you want. You can bring back the dial and some parts. You can bring it back up again before you didn't have that flexibility. And you're gonna be learning the secrets of how to actually move around and your speed reading so easily and be able to consume information faster, but also appreciate everything at a normal pace. With speed reading, you have the capabilities of speed, actual preference. Myth number 3. It takes more effort to read quicker than it does to read slower. This statement is actually quite flipped. I would say that actually takes more effort to read slower than it does to read quicker in why is this? It is because slow readers have to reread sections over and over again to be able to understand and comprehend them. Fast readers in speed readers and accelerated readers don't have to reread sections the reading once and they're able to make it click inside their head. And I'm gonna be showing you how to actually read with comprehension and reread what you just read. I hope this mini lesson broke your limitations of speed reading and humped you uncover how far you can actually get in your speed reading potential. 4. The Speed Reading Mindset: Just like when doing a warm-up in the gym, you have to prime your brain for learning. But how exactly do you actually read while priming up your brain? The biggest mistake in reading is just reading. You actually have to prepare yourself just like anything else you're doing to be what the prime your brain for success. The question is, how do you create an efficient system that will maximize your comprehension in your input when reading a novel. And this is exactly what we are going to be diving into in this section of the course. There's really three main stages when it comes to reading. There's the before reading, preparing your mind for success. There's a reading and maximizing how much you can actually read while you're actually in the Reading Zone entering a state of flow. And finally, there is the after reading. And the after reading is are we actually mark down and make sure we understood what you just read. Now let's get into the before reading. It's so important that we actually sent intentions before we read. The biggest reason why people forget or even don't create a hybrid of reading is because they don't have it marked it down in their calendar. This allows you to be accountable for your reading, to not overread or under read in your desired reading sessions. Once completed, it should look like the example below. Today I'm going to read for 30 minutes from 06:30 PM to 07:00 PM. When it comes to actually reading, there are two main purposes. You can really bring it down to reading for learning, or reading for enjoyment. We're going to be focusing mainly in this phase of the course, reading for enjoyment. However, let's quickly go over the main differences. So you'll be able to actually decipher, which is the one that you're reading it for. Reading, for learning would be self-development books. These include the power of habits, Atomic Habits, the four-hour workweek. These self-development books are great learning pieces and V actually provide a lot of information that you need to be able to retain. The second form of reading would be score textbooks. You need to make sure in the school textbook that you understand the subtitle is the summary, the questions, and we go through that in a second phase of this course. The third type of learning would be online reading, and this could be reading Wikipedia pages, newspapers online. An online reading is very, very important and we don't have a dedicated phase in the course, but there is going to be a bonus video at the end of the course once you complete all three sections that actually go about how to read efficiently online, specifically using three different methods. You get to choose which method works best for you. Chrome extension and application, or a technique. I personally go about using two of the three techniques, but you're going to be seeing that in a bonus video later on in the course. Now, the last section of learning would be some non-fictional novels. And the term nonfictional novel is really encompasses all of these ideas here. Fictional as in not fake. Now, enjoyment would be mostly fictional novels. Fictional novels would be, of course, fantasy novels. Fantasy novels include Harry Potter, Percy Jackson. These are books that you're reading for enjoyment, memory and comprehension still is very important, but you're not necessarily learning anything new from reading these. This also includes, of course, romantic novels. Romantic novels can include any, any romance novel. You're reading this for enjoyment. You're not reading it to learn something new. And finally, of course, some children's books would be included for enjoyment. Although that being said, there is some children books you would be actually learning from. And we'll actually talk about peripheral vision and the importance of peripheral vision later in this phase. And the 20 and 10 referred to the number of sessions or the number of times rather that you will be doing each of the exercises. So there's really two main exercises that you'll be doing. For peripheral vision. You'll be doing 20 infinity signs and 10 thumb sides. And for you right now, have power doesn't mean anything. However, you're going to be learning that to later on in the course. And I just wanted for you to be able to understand what that section would it be about. But for now, feel free to skip over this section When we're doing these readings sessions and getting back to it, once you actually finish that section of the course, there's really three main components and necessary to have the proper mindset before reading. To begin with, you need to set up a proper playlist, musical playlist when you are reading. This provides two main purposes. Number one, it provides familiarity, and number two, it blocks out any distractions you may have when you're thinking, when choosing songs to add to your speed reading playlist, that are really two things to consider. Number 1, it cannot be any pop songs. It means no Justin Bieber know Justin Timberlake, no pop songs are going to distract you. This is because pomp songs actually have words in them and they're just going to confuse you with the words that you're actually reading. And other common question involving pop songs is, can we listen to the karaoke version of the pop song? It doesn't have any words and it's not going to distract me. The main thing of pop songs and why I say no pump songs in general. That even if you're going to have the karaoke version of it, you're going to have the tendency to actually listen and started singing the songs because they're so familiar to you. Ideally, no pump songs when you're reading in your musical playlist. And the second thing is no sudden stamps or flaring noises within the actual song. This means no jazz music, as jazz music has a tendency to have really strong trumpet sounds. That's just going to only distract you when you're reading. However, music is so, so important to be listening to before you read and especially during your reading sessions. A couple of bonus tips involving choosing the right songs for your ideal music playlist. Number one, you need to let the music set the setting for the book. If you're reading a fantasy novel like Lord of the Rings, have music in the background though a dictate the setting of the book. If you're reading Harry Potter, for example, set the actual cinematic music of the story of Harry Potter when you're actually reading the book. And this applies to any book or movie that has the same soundtrack. Once you're able to enter the state of flow and fully become immersed in your book. Truly is a powerful thing. So much so that you're reading starts becoming like a movie that you could see scenes, you could imagine things. And once you have a stronger imagination, the stronger the movie That's going to be playing in your head as you're reading. The third bonus tip is to be wary of ads or interruptions. So if you have a service like Spotify or YouTube, you need to keep in mind the ads that are going to occur in between. Which is why I recommend for you to get the premium versions or so, just download the music interior device directly. That way you don't have any ads interrupting your speed reading sessions. The last point I'm going to mention is to actually, if you do have noise canceling headphones, to actually wear those wireless and into music before you read and of course, during your reading sessions. Now that we have a playlist prepared and ready, now we can move on to the second set of the mindset section, which is proper posture. When reading, you have to have your back straight and you shouldn't be looking down at the book, but rather have the book look up to you. You can see in this example here that this girl is looking down at the book. If I'm looking down at the book, first of all, this isn't going to be great for your posture in the long run. And remember, we want to be reading for years and years to come. Instead, you want to be like this row here where she's actually lifting the book up to her eye level. There's really three main components for a proper posture. Number one, you want to make sure that you're actually building the proper posture to this habit of bringing the book up to your eye level early on. And you want to make sure that your back is straight when you're reading the book, you don't want to be hunched over, curved. The third part of mindset is a new location. If you truly want to remember everything that you read within that certain section, especially if you're reading for textbooks and reading to learn something new, you want to change location. It has been proven that if you changed into a new location, you have a higher more comprehension and have higher improved memory because of this entire environment that you are in, completely different. We talk a little bit more about different ways to increase your memory and create further connections in the brain. When reading in phase 3 of the course, which talks about retention and recall. However, every once in a while, especially if it's a book that necessarily isn't for enjoyment, but mainly for learning. Try actually moving into a different location, makes it more fun and definitely makes it a lot more exciting. Finally, before we can even start reading, we have to write down anything that comes into her head. Any tasks that we have in our head, anything that we're thinking about, any ideas, any inspirations. More often than not, the reason why we're not able to reach the maximum state of reading. And our quickest reading speed is because we have things in our head that are pumping new ideas and we wanna make sure that anything you think about, anything we have in our head, we are dropping it down into the mine dumps section. And then we can check over that section at the end of the reading section and start doing the things we have to do from chores and other activities. But make sure that these ideas aren't clogging your head when you are reading. At this point, you can start reading. You can start enjoying yourself knowing that you're gaining the maximum input and comprehension. Now we just finished the before reading section. Now the next section we're going to get into start reading section. Now you can finally start reading and started enjoying the book and reading, knowing that everything you've done so far allows you to increase your input and comprehension and get into the state of flow when you're reading. Now let's talk about the after reading sessions. Now, the after reading session is really going to allow you to evaluate your comprehension, making sure you're on track with their goals, and even test yourself after your reading. The SAT methodology is a methodology we're going to be getting to in 1.6 of this course, which is maximizing comprehension. And then you will, or what the SAT actually stands for. But for now, simply fill out the bottom section and no to what your current reading speed is. And finally, what's your comprehension input was. 5. Increasing Your Reading Speed: In this lesson, we are going to be going over a couple of strategies to be able to triple your reading speed. But before we begin, I want to introduce you into my lives patented speed reading formula, which is called the lives formula. This is a formula that has been used across hundreds and hundreds of students from around the world. And they've been able to garner results. You've already, without even knowing, been introduced to the L, which is elusive mentality in the last lesson, which talks about actually preparing your mind before you actually start reading. Well now we're going to be going into the eye of the lives formula, which talks about increasing your speed. The name lives comes from the idea that our reader lives a thousand lives to break down the lives formula even more, it goes into L, lucid mentality. I, increasing speed, v, vision, in particular, peripheral vision. Ie announced creating an S for saving, as in saving your memory. Keep this formula in mind as we will continue on with a couple lessons. Each lesson will correspond to one letter of the lives formula. In this lesson, as I mentioned, we're going to be diving into the eye is increasing speed. From our reading baseline video, we know that using your pointer finger is an easy and effective way to be able to speed read a lot quicker. But why is that? Why are we going back to the fundamentals of something we used to be taught as a kid to read as with your finger. However, as we got older, we start using this technique. However, we always have to bring it back to the fundamentals and always question why we lost it in the first place. The reason you actually read with your pointer finger is because if circadian movements, and what are circadian movements, they are simply the idea that your eye moves in different fixations when you're looking at something, which is why you need a guide to be able to see. This kinda goes back to the idea of re-reading what you just read. You often get lost in a pile and pile of notes in words and information that you have to reread. However, if you had a guide, a pointer finger, even append to be able to mark down what you're reading at a time. Then you're actually reducing the amount of times you have to go back and reread a section just as easily as I mentioned. You could also use a pen. It doesn't have to be a pointer finger as long as you have a guide on your page. Using the guide has three main benefits to increase your speed. Number one, it decreases the amount of eye fixations and you're able to focus on the words number 2, it reduces the amount of times you have to reread a sentence over and over again. And number three, it provides greater emotion, ultimately increasing recall. Since you're physically feeling the book, you are putting more connections in your brain and you're using more of your senses. And it's really diving yourself into the novel. If you haven't tried this yet, I highly recommend using your pointer finger and going a little bit slower, the speed CVA used to be able to track each word with your finger. And then as time goes by, slowly but surely ramping up how quickly you can read a line at a time. As a bonus tip, I recommend for you to use your non-dominant finger. For example, my dominant hand is my right hand. However, I read and speed read with my left hand. And why is that? It's because your Azure using your non-dominant hand, you actually increase the emotion as you're uncomfortable using something you don't often use. And by using your left hand, you're actually able to increase your comprehensible input because you're uncomfortable in a situation allowing you to actually remember more of what you read. 6. Increasing Peripheral Vision: One of the biggest thing stopping you from reaching your ultimate reading speed is the amount of words you can read in a single eye fixation. If you can expand your peripheral vision, you can read more words at a time. In this lesson, I'm going to be giving you exercises that you can do to increase your peripheral vision, tricks to be able to actually read more words at a time. And finally, an interesting idea that you should apply to actually increase the gray matter in your brain. Let's dive into the lesson. Now for those wondering, want is peripheral vision? Peripheral vision is simply the vision that we see outside of her exact fixation of overlooking at this example here, where our exact fixation is looking at the hood of this car, specifically this just one little area. This is our normal vision. The peripheral vision would be anything outside of it that would be kind of blurry, kinda fuzzy. But why is peripheral vision important to reading? When you're reading something more often than not, you're reading from the left hand to the right-hand side, reading the first word to the last word in your reading, all this section in between. However, the best method or you can apply in reading today is actually starting at the second word. And when you're reading, you go from boy to street. Because Azure looking at the word boy, you're still able to look at the word, though. Even try this exercise right now. Take a look at the word boy. And you're still able to read the word using your peripheral vision. And what ends up happening is that you end up saving so much time because this entire section here is cut off. This entire section here is cut off and you're saving time, Andrew, consuming information faster. However, if you can train your peripheral vision, if you can increase your peripheral vision, then the last you have to read in the middle. Now this is what happens when you're actually able to use the exercises within the course and decrease your peripheral vision. And just read this 1 third section in the middle here. Therefore, next time you read, instead of reading the two way and then playing too, he start on the second word of the sentence, start from boys and end on carefree. And just three this little section in between. And over time you'll be able to read and start from the third word and maybe even the fourth word. However you want to focus just ongoing, skipping the second word and skipping the second last word. When you're reading. What are some exercises that you can do to increase your peripheral vision? Going back to the checklist, there are two main exercises that you can implement it before you read to expand your peripheral vision. The first one is the infinity sign. This is where you take an infinity sign with your finger and truly trying to maximize how far you can see at certain sections. This will allow your eyes to do two main things. It gives you your preparedness to start looking at your pointer finger when reading. And number two, it stretches your eyes. A situation you're likely not used to. These are quite simple to do and I recommend doing 10 to 20 rotations. Moving on to the next exercise. The next exercise to increase peripheral vision is the thumb side exercise. Here you would stand up straight and have both of your arms stretched out on the side without moving her head, you will glands from one thumb to the other thumb. As increased challenges, move your thumb further back as a mixin, more challenging for your peripheral efficient. I recommend glancing side-to-side five times on both sides for a total of 10 times. There was an interesting Oxford study that proves the correlation between jugglers to having bigger brains as they created increased of gray matter. If you're serious about your speed reading, I highly recommend trying out this habit as a fun party trick. In the next lesson, we're going to be talking about some vocalization. One of the biggest reasons you aren't reading as quickly as possible. 7. How to Reduce Subvocalization: Hello accelerated learners. In this lesson, we're gonna be talking about ways to eliminate that little voice inside your head, which is known as some vocalization, and ultimately read faster than we can speak. It is not a coincidence. The average person reads around 200 and 250 words per minute. And they also speak at 200 and 250 words per minute. And is often because we can only read as fast as we can speak. However, if you can stop and eliminate or at least drastically reduced a little noise inside her head when we're reading, then we can actually read quicker than we can speak. In this lesson, we're going to be talking about actionable ways that you can reduce some vocalization. Number 1, put the tongue on top of your palate or the top roof of your mouth. By doing so, the lot of the small little movements and gestures that you're actually some vocalizing all occur within the tongue. And if you're pressing your tongue against your palate, then you're actually reducing the tongue movements necessary for some vocalization. The second idea is counting down from ten. When you're counting down from ten and you're actively reading, you cannot do both. And since you're counting down from ten, you start taking it in appreciating each word as a symbol. And it was something we actually dive into a bit more in the final phase of the celebrated reading course, taking a word and making it a symbol rather than a meaning, something that you would say in the last third tip is actually more of a little trick and technique. And that is actually chewing gum, as you read. As I mentioned in the first technique, which is putting the tongue on the top of your palate. A large part of reading and some vocalization occurs within the tongue. So by chewing gum, you're actually not be able to actually speak the words, sub vocalizing the words as your tongue is already busy munching on a piece of gum. However, the best technique that I can give you to actually reduce on vocalization is to increase your speed, which sounds obvious. But if you start increasing your speed, that little internal voice won't to be able to catch up and eventually it gets pushed away. To completely eliminate some vocalization is nearly impossible, and it takes a lot and a lot of practice. So don't get discouraged if you're reading and you still some vocalize, time to time, it is completely normal and it's completely expected at the end of the day, try to perceive words as symbols. Just like how you were to read a sentence. You don't go and read a sentence and say the word period or an exclamation mark or question mark. You just know that the word period or the symbol period rather means end of a sentence. Now what if we can act that each word is a symbol just like a period. You never have to read period. Now, if we could do that same idea with words, if you can take a word such as games and actually find the meaning and the symbol of the word game, then we're never going to have to actually some vocalized the word game because it is a symbol rather than a word by using a three techniques that I shared with you in this video, you should constantly use them time and time again after each reading session. Also be sure to keep in mind and track each of your reading sessions within your celebrated reading Graph to be able to visually mark down your success. And over time with practice, you'll be able to take a word and convert it into a symbol, extracting the full meaning and appreciation of all the books that you read. 8. Maximizing Memory: One of the biggest questions I get is Matt, how can I remember more of what I read for the long term? And the secret is, it really comes down to one idea or just one idea. And that idea is a motion. If you can increase your motion, they are able to increase how much you're able to remember the line by line by line. In this lesson, we're going to be diving into the secret ingredient necessary for long-term memory and emotion. Let's get into the lesson. Let's talk about maximizing our comprehension and ultimately our input. Think about your earliest childhood memory. Ask yourself, why are you able to remember something that happened so long ago? This could be your first memory of ever had as a child, but why is it that you actually remember something that had been so many years ago? And really at the end of the day, it comes down to one thing, a motion. You would like you to remember that moment years ago as you attached information to it. This could have been the first day of school. It could have been the first time you went on the school bus or maybe the first time we tried chocolate, whatever it may be. The reason you remember this is because you attached a motion to it. This could be the emotion of happiness, the emotion of sadness, confusion, along with the combination of your five senses. It might have been a very sunny day on your first day of school and you can might be able to still feel the heat as you still recall the memory. Therefore, keep this equation in mind. Information times the motion equals a long-term memory. Now this is the fun part. How can we apply this into reading at the end of each chapter, or for those just beginning at the end of each page, I want you to ask yourself three simple questions which are based on the SAT model. This is also a model that I've actually created myself and it's been super effective with these students I've been teaching. The first one is share. S is for share. What did they learn that is worth sharing to someone else? More often than not, or by turning what you learn into a story, you're able to remember more of what you read. You might have remember different stories you've told your friends. And why is it that those stories click a lot more often than stories that you normally wouldn't share. It's because the action of sharing, the action of teaching it to someone else actually allows you to learn and to comprehend the material twice as quickly and twice as effectively. So next time when you're reading something, it can be a statistic. It could be an interesting fact or it could be just a quick summary of why you enjoyed the book or that particular chapter. Share it to someone else and you'll be surprised of how much you're able to comprehend. The a stands for Action. And the second question I want you to ask yourself at the end of each page for those beginning or at the end of each chapter is how can they take action on what I just read? There are so many interesting ideas, so many interesting concepts that make you ponder and let you feel motivated and successful. For example, you might find it interesting statistic talking about weight loss, which will motivate you to have the action of to start working out. However, there's one big mistake of just asking yourself, how can you take action? And that is a T timing. When will I take action? The simple action I'm seeing. Oh, okay, I'm gonna ask you start working out isn't enough to achieve success. You need to put it down physically into a calendar and time it and make sure it's a habit. That way it will compound to success. These three questions are three questions you need to have memorized, but some emotion into it and have these three questions memorized. Every single time you finish a chapter or you finish a page when you're first starting out. This was allow you to increase your comprehension and allow you to actually remember more of what you read for the long term. Don't forget to go back to the accelerated reading checklist and go into the after reading section where you can find the SAT and you could fill out those three sections accordingly. I'm going to give you a couple examples to be able to use the SAT methodology. And specifically, I want to use your five senses if possible, to create a landscape out of these sentences. The first sentence is, there was August of smoke that passed from the East to the West, just barely passing through the nose of Sir Armstrong. So blaring sirens should have been assigned. Now I want you to pause this video for just a second and write down on a scrap piece of paper what you felt or sensed as you read this sentence. I want you to hone in on your five senses. I want you to see if there's any emotion or any relation. You can have two this story. Pause the video and take a second and write down the five senses. Sight, taste, nice smelling, hearing, and touching, as well as maybe any relations you've made to just as two sentences that you've read. Now let's get into site. So site for the sentence you might have felt or song the fogging vision due to the vastness of smoke or the smoky maybe isn't a clear image. And that's exactly maybe an idea of what you should be seeing. As for hearing, you need to definitely hear the blaring sirens as it's going to let you bring in your ears. As you can see, I'm going through the five senses trying to really take an extract from this $0.02 line really isn't even a whole story. These two sentence line, the most of what I can take, increasing my emotion over information, allowing it to be a long-term memory. What about tasting and smelling? Tasting smelling is definitely one of the most difficult ones. And if you can't have a taste or smell that is completely fine as long as you have the other five centers. And this example, you might be able to feel the airy feeling of smoke passing through your model with that terrible type of taste or you might have, it may be able to smell smoke in that same instance because of that. As for touch, touch is always a given because as you might remember, if you're speed reading, if your finger, your fiscally touching the book. And by physically touching the book when you're reading with your pointer finger or with a guy in like a pencil or, or anything like that, then you're able to automatically have touch within your five senses allowing you to increase emotion. Here's another example here. Now that you're familiar of the five senses and the criteria, take a second and also pause this video and write down on a scrap piece of paper what you feel or what you sense as you read this sentence. The sentence is as follows. The slamming of the door showed Arthur's in arrangement towards his father. As a moment, the house was completely silent. Take a second, pause the video and write down five senses if you can, based on these two sentences. Let's begin with site, dependent on which character you are. You likely started looking at the door. Now let's put this imagery description of the door. It must be rusty, might be a little bit old. It all depends on which character you are in this story. You can be arthur orange, you can be his dad. However, you might be able to see clearly the description of the door that Arthur actually slammed on his father. Is it rusty is an odd totally up to you. However, I want you to truly see this. I want you to truly feel it. I want you to truly feel the door as Arthur slammed it. Going on to hearing. Now here you could hear the slamming of the door is permeable to very loud noise when Arthur did that. Or you can also hear the house be completely silent after he slammed the door. So those are two ideas you can be hearing within just these two sentences. It really shows you like in a whole story, the more emotion you put into it, the more we make this a habit, then you're able to get more of your reading sessions. Let's get into taste and smelling. In this scenario. And most scenarios, taste and smelling, which is why I've put them together, are often quite difficult as it, You can't really taste or smell or anything unless the scenario or the situation or the setting has been established. And in this case, we don't know if he's at his house. We don't know if he's at someone else's house. It's very unclear. Let's move on to touch. Touch, as I mentioned before, is a given every single time because you have the pointer finger and you're actually feeling and touching the book. However, we can take this in extras level and we can say that you can focus on the touching of the door knob. Is an old is it a smooth feeling totally up to you? And once again, as I mentioned, if you're speed reading of your finger, you're physically touching the book. So this is always going to be a given. Let's do one more example here. This sentence is, James has never felt this way toward someone. His heart was pounding furiously as he held Rebecca's hand. It was surreal. Take a second, just like the other two examples, and write down on a piece of paper what you feel, what you've sent using your five senses, increasing your emotions, increasing their long-term memory about this sentence. Let's start with site. For now. In this scenario, the environment that the setting isn't very clear. Is he walking her home, is already sitting on a bench. Once again, totally up to you. However, in a story, of course, you're going to have a clear setting of where James is in this scenario. In this case, the site can be whatever you imagine the scenario to be hearing. In this scenario, again, the setting isn't clear. Is the outside, is he in the rain that you really don't know where James is add right now. However, he wanted really chill the feeling. The feeling is very important in this. And you can hone in on the feeling. The sight and hearing toy depends on the scenario, but you really want to feel the love that James is failing. Once again, taste and smell isn't applicable in this scenario. In most cases it is an applicable, however, if you can have a taste or smell, always try to go for it. And finally, the touch. This is an very important one that you can actually do based on the sentence. And that is Rebecca's hand you could feel or Rebecca's hand. You want to feel that as James or in this case, if you, Rebecca, you want to feel that on James hand. But however you want really feel the emotion that James is feeling, because that emotion is what you should be feeling as well. In phase 3 of salaried and reading, I'll go through more of these practice scenarios and really help you focus on the emotion and the memory comprehensive or output. For now, test out your brain and go through, without going through each lesson, what each section of the course has entailed so far from lesson 1.1 to this lesson. Congratulations, you have finished the first phase of the accelerated reading program. You should be proud that you have made it this far. It truly shows how committed you are to your success. I will see you in phase 2, learning from what you read. 9. The Learning Formula (SQ3T): Welcome everyone to phase 2 of the celebrated reading academy. In this phase, you're going to be talking about how to actually learn from what you read. Specifically, we're going to be using examples such as textbooks that you can actually apply, which will work great when actually learning a new topic. One of the biggest mistakes in speed reading is that people believe the way you speed read. One thing is the way you speed read everything, which includes novels, fiction books, romance books, textbooks. But that simply isn't the case. The way you actually speed read a nonfiction and fiction book, completely different from how you speed read a textbook. When learning from reading, there are really two ideas I want you to focus on that we're actually going to be talking about within this section of the course. Number 1, obtaining the correct information from what you read. And number two, actually remembering the information for the long term. We're going to be going through both of these important sections in this phase of the course. Before we begin with our first lesson, I want to clear up three common questions I get about this section of the course. Question number one, I'm not a student, so I'm not reading textbooks. Should I move on to the next phase of the course and the accelerated reading academy. Even if another student, even if you're not taking any classes, and even if you don't have a textbook handy, it is important to be able to learn how you read. There's so much information out there, out on the Internet, as well as self-development books and lots of books that are knowledgeable topics. And milli, even if you're not a student, you need to be able to digest and consume that information faster than anyone else. Which is exactly what we're going to be talking about in this phase of the course, we're going to be taking information such as key terms, ideas and concepts to be able to extract them and actually make meaning of what we're reading. These techniques and methods that you're going to be learning in this course in particular, is going to be applied to any medium, the actual reading. Why is there a different speed reading formula for reading textbooks? In the last phase, I introduce you to the lives formula. Lose it mentality, increasing speed, vision announced creating and saving your memory. And this section of the course, I'm going to be introducing you to a different formula, which is the S, Q, three t. And we're going to be diving into what exactly each of those components mean inside the course. And just like the previous section, you're going to be able to learn that acronym so quickly that you're actually going to be able to use it in practice. The main reason why there's a different formula is because you're reading for a different purpose. The lives formula is great for the fundamentals of speed reading and provide you a great framework that you can be used for later sections of the course. The SQ 3 t formula is great for being able to consume information and actually learn from what you're reading. In other words, the lives formula is great for fundamentals and can be used on books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Whereas the SQ 3 t formula can be used mostly an, ideally for learning material such as textbooks, school books, as well as self-development books. And the strategies and the SQ3R formula will allow you to be able to consume information faster, just like all my other students have. I find I read slower when I am reading to learn something is normal. If you are reading to learn, it is a 100 percent expected, then that reading speed that you have when reading a textbook cannot be compared to the reading speed you have when reading a novel. It is a difference between watching a movie and watching a lecture. When you're watching a movie, you can watch it at whatever pace you want. You can watch it quicker and you still might understand the material. However, when you are reading from the lecture and watching from a lecture, you can also increase the speed and increase how quickly you can see it in, in this case, read it. But it is a 100 percent common and expected that you actually rewind certain sections of the lecture. And just as that same idea, it is more than allowed to be able to reread certain sections of what you're reading in case you didn't understand it the first time. That being said, I don't recommend rereading all the time. Only when it's necessary and only when you feel that you really didn't understand the material the first time around that being said, there are two big ideas I want to share with you when you're speed reading to learn an idea. Number 1, you cannot compare your speed reading when reading a novel to speed reading when you're reading a textbook. These are two different levels of speed reading. The second idea is that you are allowed to reread sections when it's necessary, when you're reading for enjoyment. I don't expect you to actually reread a certain section. You should just read it once and be able to understand. However, when you're reading to learn something, it is an entirely different ballgame. In this case, it is acceptable to actually reread what you just read. That being said, if you find yourself rereading a material too often, then you need to focus more on the comprehensible input and maybe even decrease your speed ever so slightly. In this course, you're also going to be able to learn strategies to increase your comprehension and increase your memory. Ultimately decreasing how many times you have to reread something, even if it is something that you are learning. This is personally my favorite phase of the course, and I'm super excited to be able to help you accelerate your career, your studies, and your success. 10. Essential Scanning: One of the biggest mistakes in reading is just jumping in and start reading. In reality, you have to take some time and actually prime your brain for success. This applied in the last section when we're talking about nonfiction and fiction books. But this especially applies when learning a new concept. In this lesson, we're going to be diving into ways to efficiently prime your brain and allow you to retain more information before you even start reading. Let's dive in. Let's talk about essential scanning, which is the number one thing you need to be doing before you start reading. As I mentioned before, in this new phase, we're going to be talking about the SQ 3 t formula. We're gonna beginning into the other letters in a future lesson. But just know that the S and S QE3 T stands for scanning before anything. Look at the topic of the idea. Ask yourself, what is it that they actually know about the topic? After all, you're looking for ways to expand your mind on a topic. And by having an idea of what you already know about the topic, you can already uncover what you don't know. For example, in this scenario, you might know that the human heart has four chambers. It circulates blood and you know, it also transfers blood to the lungs. Those are just things, you know, without even reading, without even looking at the pictures, just looking at the title, just looking at the title of the human heart. That's what you know about the human heart. Now that you have what you know, you're able to figure it out what you don't know. Take it a step further. I actually recommend, especially if it's a more advanced topic, to actually create a mind map of what you actually know. But the topic, therefore, you're not repeating yourself when you're reading and you're really looking for things that you don't know. Once you're able to have a general idea of what you know about the topic. Then we're gonna move on to actually looking at the pages itself. You want to look at the title. So here we got bacteria and then we also got entitled Chapter 6 microbiology. These are going to be hooks, these are going to be queues for me actually start reading. We've got subtitles. You get destructure bacteria here. So we know okay, wouldn't be talking about bacteria. But then we're gonna go a little bit deeper into the structure. And I already know and looking at the small titles here, decomposers in semiotic bacteria that are going to, you might be talking about the function of bacteria. Then we're going to be moving on to the structure of bacteria. Look at some key words, unlike most textbooks and unfamiliar with the keywords in this textbook is actually right in the middle. So they have pathogen and they have autotrophic, heterotrophic. Get familiar with these definitions that when we actually start reading the actual paragraph, those recognitions are going to create hooks and you're going to be able to actually understand what you read the first time around. Finally, I want to start looking at the photos and the diagrams. Here we have an actual structure of bacteria. We have the DNA in the middle. We have a couple of pictures, microscopic pictures of bacteria. Read the description here, Figure nine rod-shaped bacteria, interesting, moving onto spherical shaped. Okay, So now before even reading anything about bacteria, I know that there's different shapes of bacteria. At least we have three different shapes right here. If you can try to relate this back to your own life, maybe you have a bacteria, maybe when you're sick, the doctor mentioned a certain type of bacteria. See maybe in your own time, which bacteria that would fit in when I fit in rod-shaped, spherical shaped, or spiral-shaped bacteria. This is also another great question to ask yourself when you're reading, when you're reading, ultimately, what are you trying to gain out of the textbook if you know that a teacher told you, okay, in 2.4, we're going to ask you a couple multiple choice questions about the topics. Then you want to focus on the small details. The small details. This one little word can completely change an answer for multiple choice. So get familiar with the different details. If it is a true and a false, then you know, okay, you have to be familiar with what you know and want to make sure you always have to contradict yourself, ask yourself questions when you're doing that and make sure that you actually know what is true. If it has an essay, you want to focus on the larger topics. You want to focus on the big ideas, not necessarily the smaller connections, but the whole general concept as a whole. In summary, don't just start reading when learning a new topic. Instead, apply effective scanning techniques and summarization techniques to be able to prime your brain in knowing what exactly you're going to start reading. This will create hooks when you actually start reading. And you're going to be like, Oh yeah, I remember reading that section. And these small hooks are going to make a huge difference in the long term. You will get a bigger picture on an idea in a shorter amount of time. 11. Power Questions: The truth is, you can learn anything a lot quicker if you craft the best questions. As Tony Robbins once said, successful people ask better questions, which is why they get better answers. Asking effective questions actually engages the limbic part of your brain and allows for more creativity as you are reading in this lesson, we're going to be diving into all those different secrets. Let's talk about some powerful questions you need to ask yourself while you are reading. If you've been keeping track with us, this will be the q and the SQ 3 t formula on powerful technique to be able to actually ask correct questions is to change the title in what I call the title switcher. And this section here we have the title column sections of the heart. How can we switch a title into a question? Simply, what are the sections of the heart? And what this does is that it actually allows you to focus not on information, but on answers. You're scanning your document, you're scanning the text for answers, not for information. Here's another example we can do. You can do this one with me here. This is going to be talking about Winston Churchill, who was actually a well-known influential historical figure. How do we change the title Winston Churchill into a question, simply, who is Winston Churchill? And then by reading this, we get to uncover O Winston Churchill is this, this and this. However, if it were just reading it, it would just be a load of information with no question to be able to answer. Although I didn't use textbooks before as an example, this can really be used online as well, and I want you to be using it online. You want to look at the titles who regard what is biodiversity? Why is biodiversity important? And just looking at the topic bio diversity, you can ask yourself a couple questions about the topic. You can ask yourself, what is biodiversity? You can ask how does deforestation affect biodiversity? Why does it matter? And maybe what are the causes of deforestation? These are just questions that are going through your head and want to make sure that you keep track of these questions in your mind as you're reading. For example, the question, what are the causes of deforestation is actually answered in this second and the third paragraph. It's because you're actively reading, asking yourself questions at certain checkpoints that you're able to actually retain more of the information. Going back to thanks folks for a second, the awesome have questions that you would have at the end of a text. So before we even started reading first, you have to scan, remember the SQ3R. First you have to scan, understand this Subtitles, make questions for it. The second step is looking at the questions which often at the end of a chapter. So here we have a couple of questions talking about the ear. So I want you to just read the question. If you don't know if that's a 100 percent fine. But now you know that that question, that question is actually going to prime your brain and allow you to search for the answers is especially useful in tests. Because when you're taking a test, you need to actually read the question before you actually do the actual reading. Because now you're actually priming your brain to search as Voltaire in one said, judge a man by his questions rather than answers. What are some top recommended questions that they always go back to? Here we go. The first one I always ask myself is what have I just read? I want to make sure that actually understand what I'm reading that and I'm just reading to read. I want to make sure I understand exactly every single word and the larger concepts behind it. And another question I always ask myself are what are the key ideas? So we had all this information, so many information, so much consuming information. What are the big ideas? What can add your u is related to my own life. You can also go back to the SAT methodology which I talked about in phase 1. And finally, the last question I always ask myself, how can I rephrase what I learned in my own words? Sometimes you just regurgitate certain sensors. We want to make sure we actually understand the topic. How could we do that? We have to rephrase it in our own words. The predictor is my little secret for actually keeping track of questions. It is similar to the mind sweep from the last phase. Except in this section we're going to be keeping track of any questions that we have. For example, if we're talking about and learning about the solar system, maybe a question we have is Pluto a planet? We can be wondering about if it actually rains diamonds on Neptune or maybe how hot the sun is, whatever it may be. Any question that pops into your head, I want you to write it down. Why? Because essentially there's sometimes you're going to have questions like, let's say Pluto is a planet or not. That might not be answered within the text. However, those kind of questions that, those kind of ideas, we really want to spark your curiosity. And just because it wasn't answered in the text, you want to make sure you're still getting the answer for that question. Of course, you know, look into Google. However, you don't want to look into Google while you're reading, right? So you wanna make sure you save all your questions until the end, at least haven't written down, so you can look at them later on. The second bone is, and the reason why I actually call his the predictor is because more often than not, these questions that you're asking yourself are the same questions that your teachers thought of. So when you're actually doing a practice test in preparation for the exam, use these questions as cues. 12. Active Reading vs. Passive Reading: Let's talk about active reading. And for you keeping up at home is the SQ 3 t. This is the first t-shirt is three T's in his formula, which is why it's three t. The First Tee is teaching. By teaching it to someone else. You're actually learning a twice, especially when you're learning through reading after every paragraph of information, after any big concept, you want to teach it to someone else. And if you don't have anyone to actually listen to, to tell to someone, you can either tell friend or family member. You can tell an inanimate object like a teddy bear, anything like that. Or you could just be telling it to yourself in the mirror. The important part is that you're actually teaching it to someone else. This allows reading not to be passive consuming, but you're also applying it as well. For example, going back to the webpage talking about biodiversity, you want to actually teach the facts. You might have the question before, what are the causes of biodiversity? A want to be able to teach the causes to someone else. You can say, oh, the causes of biodiversity are counterintuitive. Forest fires, farming. Did you know that? And my teaching it to someone else, you're actually remembering it in retaining it a lot more for the long run, which is something we talked about in the last phase as well, which is the S in SAT methodology, which is sharing it to someone else, you're able to retain it longer. Here's another example I'm talking about teaching what you know, the question we had before are, what are the chambers of the heart? So remember the first step is actually taking a question to take in a title and turning it into a question. So in this case, chambers of the heart would turn into, what are the chambers of the heart. From there you would teach it to someone else. So I would say, okay, the chambers of the heart can be divided into four sections. It can be divided into the left atrium, the left ventricle, the right atrium, the right ventricle. If you were just to read that in text, you probably wouldn't remember it by teaching it, saying it out loud, teaching it to someone else. You're actually remembering the information for longer. Learning my teaching has amazing benefit, which is why I really cannot stress it enough. It's such a powerful idea. For starters, they're able to learn information a lot quicker because you're able to test yourself in hone in on the ideas that you don't know. Specifically what I like doing as well is, uh, when I teach it to someone else I want to use, I want to make sure that I could speak it. I could teach it to a fifth grader. If I could teach it to a fifth grader than I know I'm doing a good job because I know that I'm able to condense a complex concept into bite-sized chunks and teach it to someone else. I also want to make sure me with the teach it back to myself or someone at the same level as me. So by teaching it in other different ages and different grades, then you're able to have a different input, an idea of how and what the material is about. Going back to teaching it in sharing it to someone else, you are retaining the information so much longer than anyone else would. Most people are, like I said, just simply read, they just consume information. But by actually teaching it, you're retaining the information. The last most important section about that is applying what you know, consuming, consuming, consuming, but we don't apply and produce what we actually learn. And by teaching it, you are applying it, you are retaining it and you are learning it quicker than anyone else. In the next lesson, we'll dive into effective note-taking strategies to be able to take your notes in the best possible manner. 13. Effective Note-Taking: In this lesson, we're going to be talking about the most effective note-taking system for you out there when actually taking notes, when reading books, you can have the best reading speed in the world. But if you don't take effective notes, then you're never going to be able to refer to your success if you're keeping track with us here, just a little quick summary on the SQ3R formula for reading and learning material. S is for scanning, Q is for questioning. The first T is for teaching, and this is the second t, which is for ticking as in note, taking. The question is, how do you store information as you read? And at the end of day, how do you recall information? Really, there's three main techniques. I want to share it with you to be able to recall information the quickest. Number one is what we are going to be talking about in this lesson is effective note-taking. If you can have the best notes in the world, you can review them. You could really take the most information and be able to retain the information as you are reading them. The second idea is creating mindmaps. You want mindmaps to act as a second brain, essentially connecting ideas, larger concepts, and breaking them down into bite size content. Mind maps are great because as long as you have one idea, you're able to relate it to the second idea. And by creating connections between two ideas, you're ultimately able to recall and retain information for a longer period of time. And the last section of recall I really feel is important to mention is memory recall. Effective note-taking and creative mindmaps both require you to actually write something down. Memory recall is completely about your retention and your memory. This is not a physical thing that you would write like these two, this is a mental thing that you would do. And we actually talk a little bit more about the memory techniques and different techniques and how to increase your recall and your retention. And the accelerated memory course, we'd go through your foundations of recall and how to have a random idea turn into an actionable thing and success. In our top-rated productivity course, we've got deep, deep into mindmaps and how to actually retrieve information no matter where you are. In the memory course, we actually find and go deeper in top note-taking methods in the accelerated studying course, which are talks a lot deeper but effective note-taking is just a brief outline that I wanted to mention specifically for reading. But for the purposes of this lesson and for this course, we only have so much time and we're going to be focusing on effective note-taking. Now before we begin, let's answer the long debated question. Should I handwrite my notes or should I type them out digitally? Here's some things you need to consider and you can actually decide for yourself by the end of this mini lesson. First of all, of course, by handwriting, you were stimulating further responses to neurons and firing more creativity into your notes, which is obviously an ingrate because you're not restricted to paragraph indents, line breaks. All of the creativity on the paper is completely up to you. Of course, you have easy access to ideas such as mindmaps and drawings because you could easily write them down on a piece of paper. You don't have to move an image. You don't have to Reno how the difficulties of writing something on your mouse, anything you have to do, really anything is allowed on a piece of paper and the possibilities are almost, almost endless. That being said by typing notes, that is also some great benefits. You're able to get information quicker and obviously, because you are typing quicker than you would write, you're getting information imbedded a lot quicker into your notes. Of course, another benefit is the ability to search your notes. So you have a certain key term that you're looking for in your notes. It could spend hours and hours looking for a particular note. Everything is stored on the Cloud or at least on your computer when typing notes on the computer. Of course, the default structure, if you're not someone who's particularly creative or just want to be less distracted by the creativity. Ultimately be able to increase the output of information because the creativity is decreased. On the computer, your creativity and your possibilities are little bit reduced and it does take a little bit longer to be able to achieve the same results on paper. Then ultimately also means that the output of information, because you are less distracted, is a lot more. To answer your question. If it's just paper and a computer we're comparing, I would recommend that if you're more of a creative person, a 100 percent go for the piece of paper because you are allowed to have mindmaps and drawings. And there's just something to be said about writing down your notes by hand. That being said, if you want to get information down a lot quicker, have a long-run information down, and ultimately increase the output of information because you'd be less distracted than a 100 percent go for the computer. Now, for me, I would choose neither. I wouldn't choose paper, I wouldn't choose computer. And if I'm not going to be doing paper or computer, what is the best option for me? And I think for a lot of people out there that many people don't consider digital note-taking. These are actually some of my own photos that I've taken myself about my digital notes. You can see my kinesiology notes here. How have a cover is allows my creativity and a trendy thing that digital notes, for starters, I think is the future of digital note-taking and just note-taking in general. But number two, I think digital notes really brings about the best of both worlds. You have the ability to be creative with your notes. Having a structure that you can define, as you can see, actually have a structure based on my notes, which goes into three different columns. One column here, another column here, and a final column at the end. And this is my structure of note-taking. One of the greatest features that a computer has at a paper doesn't have is the ability to search up your notes. And of course you can even go on Google. I have an image right here and I'm going to transfer it over to my notes. It's so seamless to be able to add images to your documents into your notes. And for me, this is such a clear answer. Since taking the digital note route, I have never gone back to paper and I have strictly been taking my notes through a digital format. You're interested in seeing more of my digital notes and really how I learn. I love sharing how I learned because everyone learns differently. And I think that by using an taking inspiration from other people. And he's one of the greatest ways to be able to learn. For the purposes of this course, we're going to be focusing on the Cornell note-taking system, which is actually developed in Cornell University. And since then has been used across hundreds and hundreds of students from around the world. It has been super, super effective. As you can see, the Cornell note-taking system, you're breaking your page up into three different sections. You have a small little section here, a larger section over here, and a section in the bottom over here. And we're quickly going to dive into how this actual division of sections, division of page actually works. On the left-hand side, you're going to be having key ideas and questions. Any questions that pop into your head, you're going to put them on the left-hand side of your note-taking. On the right-hand side, you're going to have the answer to those questions or the details to your key ideas. And at the bottom you're going to have a summary of all the notes that somebody who's just taken that way when you're actually reviewing your notes, all you have to do instead of looking at all of these notes on the top, all you have to do is actually look at the notes in the bottom. Let's quickly go over this note-taking system in real life. Going back to the example I've had a couple lessons ago, talking about the heart. These are a couple of questions that came to mind as I mentioned, you always have to be stimulating questions to yourself. So these are just three questions that I had in mind. So any question that I have goes in this left-hand column and in key ideas, any questions go in this column. Then the answer to those questions go on the right-hand side. So for example, the answer to what are the four chambers of the heart? The four chambers of the heart or the left ventricle, the left atrium, right ventricle, right atrium. And actually don't really have to detail it that much because it's just a simple answer, four chambers of the heart for answers. Then I have another question over here. What is the difference between oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood? And I have a little summary you saying oxygenated blood is blood received by the lungs going into the heart and then deoxygenated blood, of course, is the opposite. And of course you can keep going on with your note-taking and having a question on the left or a key idea, and having a detail and the answer on the right-hand side. At the end of each page, you want to be able to summarize your ideas into main bullet points. That way when you're reviewing your notes, all you have to do is look at the summary page. In the summary page you can see a talks about the four main chambers, talking about ventricles and atriums. And I'll have to necessarily talk about left and right because I know there's four chambers, so it has to be divided equally. Then in the bottom here I talk about deoxygenated blood and oxygenated blood, which talks about this point over here. So interview, you had your key ideas, key questions here. You have the answer to the questions here, and you have a summary at the bottom. And that is the Cornell note-taking system. In the next lesson, we're going to be focusing on review and recall a little bit more about the memory side of things. And going back to the Cornell note-taking system is actually what we learned in this lesson. I'll see you guys in the next lesson we're going to be talking about review and recall. 14. Review and Recall: Let's talk about review and recall, allowing you to remember as much as you can from the books you read. Going back to the SQ3R formula, testing is the last T. So if you remember the three T's and we actually learned teaching taking as a note-taking. And finally, this is the last T which is testing. The question is, how do you retain and recall information forever? And yes, I mean forever. And it really comes down to two components, active recall and space repetition. These are two ideas that had been used by lawyers, by Todd medical professionals. And it's an idea that it don't teach in school. But luckily for you, I have actually already trained you in active recall without you even knowing. But now I'm finally putting a name to it. Active recall is essentially asking yourself questions to test yourself on. And if we go back to the other two T's teaching and testing as exactly what you're doing. You're asking yourself questions and you're also testing yourself and you're teaching it to someone else. So you actually have active recall included into yourself based on this formula. Really at the end the day we focus so much a consuming so much information from textbooks or audios, the podcasts and videos. But we need to focus more on actually producing and producing as a testing, producing as a teaching, producing is asking yourself questions and applying what you know. The second idea of active recall is by testing it by teaching yourself. You're able to hone in on your weaknesses. When you teach something to someone else, then you start to realize what your weaknesses are in that area. You start to see, I didn't understand this concept as well as I thought they should because you're teaching it to someone else and you're able to hone in on your weaknesses. And to same time, you can start deviating from your strong points, which is a good idea because sometimes we started studying, we start focusing, we start learning, but we start learning the things we already know. We start teaching the things we already know. You'll want to teach the things that we don't know because then we're going to be able to hone in on the weakness and able to maximize our learning sessions. The second idea is spaced repetition. Spaced repetition is using your learning and using time intervals as you learn. For those wondering, actually use active recall and space repetition when I was actually learning French in one month. And yes, it is possible to learn languages in just a couple of months as all secrets that people don't tell you. And there's a lot of ideas worth sharing. Really, I truly believe active recall and space repetition is one of the most underrated ideas that people don't talk about. But once you actually learn how to use it effectively, then you're able to get results so quickly. One of the biggest mistakes people have is that they learned something, let's say in class 30 minutes later they do a practice problem where a practice homework question. And then they don't even think about it for months and months and months. Of course, you need to space your learning so you have to review it once. And then maybe the next day over the next two days, you want to review it again. And then in the next five days, want to review it again and actually go deeper into my 15 seven model, which actually talks about personally my ideal model for actually being able to recall information. And the 12 57 is based on the days I'm also going to be talking about in this lesson, the applications that are worth your time. And I want you to start wasting your time on applications and aren't worth your time. I'm going to give you the top applications that I use for space repetition that allow me to learn languages very quickly. But really it applies to any subject, any skill you're trying to learn. This graph is actually known as the forgetting curve. And as you can see here, once you actually learn the concept by the next day, It's going to be around 8560% of it is completely gone. However, if you review it, then you go back to a 100 percent and then you have to wait a little bit longer. And then after three days, you have to review it again, and then it goes back to 100 percent. And as you can see here, the more blogs, the more days. So by the time we reviewed the third time, it might take you around three days and then it gets back to the 60 percent when normally when you reviewed the first time, it goes back to 60% in less than 24 hours. And eventually, the more reviews you do, the less you have to actually review it. So you can review this for maybe seven days. He's, you may have 12 57 model. You can review it after second day, then review and after the fifth day, then after a week later. And you're able to see if they are able to retain this information for such a long time. Going back to the forgetting curve and the 12 57 model, essentially you want to review it over a timespan. And there's two options I want to give you. There's not one that's better than the other. It totally depends on the situation. So you have the option of reviewing something twice in one day, once in the morning, and once a night, or they have the option of reviewing it once every two days, of course at the start. So obviously when you're first learning the concepts and then two days later than five days later, than 70 years later, and it keeps going on like that. So that's the other option too. I recommend a combination of both, especially if I'm learning something happened to learn something new in the morning, then of course I'm going to review a twice, once in the morning, once at night. However, if I learned the concept that Nate, of course, I can't review it in the morning. So in which case I reviewed the next day, which is exactly what the 12 57 model tells me to do. Really want is the perfect model. You know, some people say it's 12368, you don't like it. There's no perfect model, I would say for active revision and really spaced repetition. I have 12 57. So I reviewed the first day, I reviewed the second day. I reviewed five days later. I reviewed Seven days later. That's the system that I've been able to do as a system that I've taught. However, like I said, people have different models. Let's talk a little bit about applications for you to be able to automate space repetition. Of course, you have physical flashcards using a 12 57 model. You have an application called Quizlet, which is also an actually an online application. It's a very nicely laid out, another great application for space repetition. You can download on your phone, you can look at it on your computer. It's really, really great. Personally, my recommendation, my top recommendation for space repetition, and I always go back to it and I'll get affiliated with this business and I'll get affiliated with this brand. But I love this space repetition. And this is called Anki or Anki depending on where you're from. An Anki for me, you have the best space repetition, you have the customization quiz that you're often really structured, how you actually space repetition, your flashcards in your physical cards as well. But in Anki, you really have full control. You could choose 1257, you can choose 13, 6, 8. Anything that you choose ultimately gets put into Anki because it is an open source platform, highly recommend looking into it, congratulations, you have finished the second part of the accelerated reading program. In phase 3 of this course, you're going to be learning how to increase retention and increase recall, ultimately allowing you to remember more of what you read. 15. The Limitations of Speed Reading: Welcome to phase three out of three out of the accelerated learning academy. If you've made it this far, it is obvious that you're serious about the celebrating your career, your studies, in your success. And they couldn't be more excited to be able to present to you the final section of this course. Since you have stuck with us this far, you have learned the fundamentals of speed reading, had a deeper appreciation of all the different books you read will be able to actually learn and consume information faster than anyone else through reading. In this final phase, we're going to be focused on increasing retention and input. By the end of this section, you're going to be able to improve your memory, improve your comprehension, and learn vocabulary quick. After a certain point, you become limited in your speed reading. And this is what I call the speed reading limit. At this point, you can not read any faster without losing significant comprehension. Now what is the solution? If you've ever gone to a carnival and played them arcade game, where you have a hammer and you smash the target and the ball starts shooting up. When you first started this course, he had no idea about honest speed reading techniques that I have shared with you. You had a smaller hammer that when you hit the target, you can only reach 200 to 250 words per minute. Now you actually have a bigger hammer. You have the techniques you have the method had been able to teach you the lives formula, the SQ3R formula, whatever the reading speed is right now that you have this orange, a little ball represents it. Now what can we do to actually increase our reading speed and even maximize their results and get to the top of this pillar. The next step is increasing comprehension. And I want you to take a look at the hammer. And I want you to take a look about where the ball ends up going. By increasing comprehension, the hammer gets bigger. And this is where the accelerated learners are at. They have the maximum amount of comprehension and they're smashing the target every single time knowing that they are reaching their speed, reading maximum limit. A common question I get about this course is how far can I exceed my speed reading in, is there an end? And of course there is a limit to how fast that you can read. It is completely unrealistic to have a reading speed of 20 thousand words per minute as your goal. That being said, I have trained some students that currently have over 1000 words per minute. I think that it's completely realistic. And if you're one of those students congrats is obvious that these speed reading strategies work for you. I think anyone in this course can have a range in an average of around 800 to 1000 words per minute. For me, this is a 100% realistic. And this is exactly what you need to be shooting for if you're above 1000, This is awesome. And I want you to always push yourself and finding and truly seeing what that speed reasoning limit for you is common. Question number 2. Am I going to learn to read online and quicker? I find it to be more difficult because I can now use a pacer on my computer. And I definitely agree reading online is a 100 percent, a lot more challenging as you don't have a guide like your pointer finger or a pen to be able to go and read words quickly. And for that, I provide you with three different solutions to this problem. One of them is technique, another is an application, and the final one is a Chrome extension. And as you go through each three of these solutions and actually how to combine both two solutions together like 12 or 32, to be able to maximize your reading speed on a computer. And by using either of these solutions, you'll be able to reach a reading speed that you are comfortable with, just like you're reading a novel. Common question number 3, I have terrible memory. Well, this phase of the course helped me improve it. There is no such thing, first of all, as a good or a bad memory. And I want to say that one more time. There is no such thing as a good or a bad memory. Just a trained and untrained memory. And if memory is something you struggle with, I highly recommend again, in the accelerated memory program that I offer in that course, I dive into memory techniques used by champions. Enter a number to things like a grocery list, how to remember key concepts for a test or exam, and how to never forget anything important ever, again, among many other ideas involving ways to boost your memory and improve your memory, which I couldn't fit into Accelerated Reader without further ado. I want to see you in the next lesson and don't forget to check the action steps below to be able to maximize your result in this course. 16. Improved Memory: If we can increase their memory and remember more of what we can read them can increase in push the limits of speed reading capabilities. In this lesson, I'm going to be diving into three methods than I personally use in there you can use next time you're reading to increase in, ultimately improve your memory. What is the secret to improving your memory? The secret is quite simple. Information times the motion, it goes a long term memory. We're just something we discussed previously in the course. However, what happens and how can you maximize your long-term memory? Simple, increase emotion. And what happens if you increase emotion? How does this affect the rest of the equation? You're able to increase long-term memory. Keeping this idea in mind, we're going to be diving into three techniques that you can apply that you have likely never considered before, which will allow you to ultimately increase your memory. The first technique that I'm going to dive into is called the highway technique. Let's say you have a reading speed of around 500 words per minute. In this example, I want you to become as comfortable. I want you to become uncomfortable as you read and start reading at a speed of around 575 to 600 words per minute. And once up happening, you actually start losing a little bit of comprehension. Yes, but at the same time you start building up your comprehension and why this is work. The reason is you have to relate it back to the highway. If you've ever driven 30, 40 miles and hour in the city or in a town and you ever have to go to the highway and 80 miles per hour if feels uncomfortable, just like the 50 miles an hour, or in this case, the 500 words per minute goes to 600 words per minute. The same uncomfortableness, but when you start going back down to the normal 500 reading speed, it feels too slow because you're so used to increasing your speed at such a high level that your new baseline is, let's say, 500 words per minute. So next time you read, I want you to increase and push yourself in reading speed of around 50 to a 100 words more than you're reading right now. That way you're uncomfortable, you lose a little bit of comprehension. But in doing so, you are building your comprehension in the long run. The second tip I have for you is to use your non-dominant finger as you read. What does this mean? It means that if you are right-handed, you're gonna use your left hand in your speed reading. And if you're left-handed, you are going to use your right hand as you speed read. But why is this? It all comes back to emotion and this is the whole point of this lesson of the course. We want to increase a motion allowing us to increase our long-term memory. In increase of motion has a direct correlation to an increase in comprehension. So by having a little bit uncomfortableness and by using the hand that you normally don't use to be able to speed read, then you're actually increasing your potential of speed reading. Just like in real life, if you ever feel uncomfortable or something that's unusual, often remember those moments more than if it wasn't. The third technique is to increase comprehension, is to actually change the different locations. Once again, going back to the uncomfortableness by reading in a different location, you are increasing the emotion and therefore your memory of what you read as the environment around you is completely different. Especially use this technique when you're studying because this will allow you to maximize your studying time. This overall mix reading so much more fun by changing of the location when you're reading. And overall, it increases your comprehensible input. Here are a couple of new location so you can actually check out to be able to give you a couple of ideas, especially if you're always reading, let's say in your bedroom, you can start reading in your living room at your local library, or if you have it, a basement or an attic, just to make things more interesting. In review, if you want to increase your memory, you have to increase a motion. And the easiest way to do that is to become unfamiliar or uncomfortable with reading. And you can use the three techniques that I mentioned in this lesson to be able to accomplish just that. 17. Improved Comprehension: Memory and comprehension go hand in hand. If the last lesson we focused on ways to improve your memory as you're reading. In this lesson, we're going to be focused on increasing and improving your comprehension. That is, understanding the material that you're reading. I'm gonna give you three ideas that you can apply today. That's going to make a huge difference in terms of comprehension and input. The secret to increasing comprehension really is allowing the time and the connections in your brain to be able to understand the material. If you've ever forgotten something and then a couple minutes later or even hours later, you remember the material. This is because you're able to create connections in your brain to be able to make it click. Think of this like a pinball machine. The thought or idea goes inside your brain. And as you're entering this focus mode of thinking, it keeps hitting the same areas over and over again. And this right here is the solution by hitting these four or five blocks are circles. This is a solution to your problem. But because you're so focused on the idea, you keep hitting the same areas over and over again and you're never able to hit and find a solution. However, you enter the diffused mode of thinking, then you have less focus. But ultimately, any thought or an idea that pops into your head, it takes a less time to be able to comprehend and understand the material. The question is, in keeping this pinball idea in mind, how can we switch from a focus mode of thinking into a diffuse mode of thinking and allow any thoughts or ideas to be able to enter a brain with almost as maximum comprehension that we can possibly get. And that's exactly what we're going to be diving into in this lesson, keeping the pinball idea in mind. Here are three techniques to be able to achieve what I call the pinball state. First of all, I want you to start reading more at night, because when sleeping, you automatically enter this state of diffuse mode. There's different ways to be able to effectively implement this strategy. Of course, you can actually start scheduling time to read. Let's say if you sleep at night, you can start reading from 830 to 850 and have 10 minutes to get ready for bed. This will allow the most comprehension when you're reading. Another way to be able to do so is have quick reviews at night. Let's say you're more of a morning person and you want to read in the morning, that is completely fine. However, the best idea and the best strategy is to actually review what you just read during nighttime. This will allow for the most connections in your brain, which allow you to recall information and understand what you read. Which is why I always recommend for you to do a quick review at night. To be able to review the material you just learned during the day. Of course, another technique you can use is afternoon naps. Afternoon naps allow the same benefit as sleeping as night, because Azure sleeping, you're entering different stages and eventually you're able to enter the stage of diffuse mode. So consider afternoon napping as well if you want to really retain the material that you just read, we are often so consumed with information that we actually don't apply what we just learned. Now let's say you're learning music and you're learning about music theory. If you're just passively learning the material and not actively applying the material, then you're not making the most of your learning sessions. Instead, sit down at the piano, actually try what you just learned in music and make the most of it is same thing goes with coding a new language. You can't simply learn about coding without actually taking the action and actually coding for yourself, make mistakes and actually apply the theory and apply what you just learned into action. The same thing goes with language learning and learning a new concept or a technique or mathematics especially, can't just learn how it works. You actually have to use it. You can read as quickly as possible and understand what you read. But by applying your reading, you're able to create further connections and actually understand what you read. This last idea sounds somewhat counter-intuitive, but I want you to refrain from taking in information. Barbara Oakley refers to this as the diffuse mode and focus mode, which I mentioned before. And this will allow your ideas and your connections between your brains to be able to actually work together. Which is specifically why I don't recommend for you to be able to work hours and hours or to read hours and hours, or to study hours and hours because of the hug methodology, which states that you remember the first thing you read or learn in this case, and you remember the last thing you read or you learn. This has been proven in neuroscience time and time again, that if you have more hooks, let's say this is a two-hour reading session. And you only really remember the first thing you read and the last thing you read. However, if you take more breaks and you refrain yourself from taking in so much information and take more breaks, you create more hooks. So you take a break here, and you take a break here. Now you have more hooks as you read. And over the two-hour span of reading or learning or studying, you have more hooks allowing you to remember more of what you read. Therefore take more breaks in, create more hawks, more beginnings and endings. In the next lesson we're going to be talking about ways to increase your vocabulary and maybe even learn a new language. 18. Increasing Vocabulary + Outro: We're going to be diving to three methods that you can apply to learn more words and maybe even eventually learn a new language. There are so many times in life where we need to learn new vocabulary, let's say key terms in a textbook. But how do we retain words as effectively as possible? It is said that you only remember 30% of what someone says, but you remember 60% of what you see. Therefore, if you can constantly make the visual out of words as we're reading, we can actually learn vocabulary quicker and make this a habit. Memory and retention for vocabulary and really for anything are based on three basic principles. Prime end scene and regency, Association and abstraction. And we're going to be diving into each of those techniques. And if you can maximize each of these pillars and these columns, that you're ultimately able to maximize your memory and your retention. To begin with, let's start with primacy and regency. In our last lesson, we talked about taking breaks. The brain has a tendency to do the first thing and the last thing we do and actually remember those things, which is why we take breaks in this all goes back to the hug methodology that we talked about in the previous lesson. By taking more breaks, you are creating more hooks, allow you to remember more of what you read. You remember the first thing you read, and you remember the last thing to read. Therefore, take more breaks and allow more hooks and more connections to be built in your brain. And the second idea is association. Let's say a new word comes up. Let's say you didn't know what the word game met. The first thing people often do is they searched up the definition of the word. The game is a form of play or sport. However, I want you to search up the context. First. I want you to find context is in which the word game is used. For example, let's play a game or a game, the system, or they were a game for anything. And as you can see, each of these examples actually use the word game in a different context. And from there, then I want you to stretch up the definition. First, I want you to search up the context of the word. Then I want you to actually create your own definition and then search of the definition of the word. Because more often than not, just based on the context, you can figure out what the word actually means without even searching up the definition that way through contexts. This is truly the way we actually learn languages and learn vocabulary. And for those wondering, yes, it is, It is exactly how I was able to learn French in one month using the association at a whole bunch of words. And I created enough association by using context of the words, allowing me to retain an increase my vocabulary of a different language. And there's a couple of bone is that people don't mention, which is actually double association. Let's talk a little bit about this. So let's say you have three words that you're not familiar with, game, rust inbox, and you have no idea what those words actually mean. The first thing that I want you to do, not search up the definition. I want you to find a context of each of those words. From there. I want you to do something very powerful. I want you to create your own sentence using all three of those words. Therefore, using all three of these words, game, rust and box, you can create the sentence. The game was rusty as a came out of the box. And this allows you to actually maximize your learning sessions because you are combining all of what you learned into a single sentence. Therefore, when learning crate association to previously learned the words, that way you're maximizing your learning time and learning as much words as possible. You need to be able to have an efficient way to be able to abstract information. You need to be able to develop a system to catch new words that people are saying. Having a note section in your phone is a great idea. Or even carrying a notebook from time to time. And physically writing down new words that you're learning. New words pop up in three main scenarios. When you're talking to a friend or family member and they speak a new word that you're not familiar with. Or maybe you're a curiously asking and thinking to yourself about different words. And you're curious about what that word would be in a different language. Or the last scenario when you're learning new words by abstraction is through reading. When you're reading and you actually learn new words, I want you to actually write it down in all three of these situations. I want you to write down the words that you learned. Now, going back to the word game, let's say you had no idea what the word game actually meant. The first thing I want you to do and your notepad or in the notes section of your phone. I want you to write the word game. Then I want you to actually use the word game and a context. So let's say I use the word or the sentence. Let's play a game. Now I know the context of the word game. And then I'm going to actually find the definition of the word game online. The game is a form of play or sport. From there, I want you to do something super powerful. And this is something I haven't shared anywhere else, but I want you to really focus on this idea. I want you to write down the location of where you learn that word. This allows for more connections into the brain, allowing to remember the vocabulary so much more quicker. For example, let's say you learn the word game at location at a cafe talking to your buddy James in the month of August 2020. This will allow you to create so much more connections that way when you're reviewing your notes, you know, and you're able to create connections at a cafe and are able to have the connection of the word game at the cafe. And you can continue on if your notes, Let's say you also didn't know what the word rust moment, then you can also do the same thing with the context and the definition and the location. And eventually at the end of the notes, you want to write one sentence combining all the words you learned to a simple, easy to read sentence that you can review the context of all three of those words on your learning vocabulary. Always use a three memory and retention principles. Pregnancy and regency, association and abstraction. And next time you learn something new, be able to take effective notes and abstracting information for the long term. Congratulations, you have finished the accelerated learning program, all three phases of the course. Thank you everyone for joining me in this course. I'm excited to see what you accomplish.