Output Reading: Speed ​​Reading and Intensive Reading

  When reading, try to perceive the author’s human nature, and you can explore the hidden themes along the lines of human nature.
  Speed ​​reading is not really reading.
  Now , with the spread of the reading boom, various reading methods have attracted the attention of readers and friends. Reading clubs, book reviews, reading contests and other activities have also sprung up like mushrooms after a spring rain.
  In Japan, the so-called “reading art” mostly refers to the methods and skills of fast reading. Many people think that simply by increasing their reading speed, they can read a large number of books more efficiently, thereby enriching their knowledge.
  Now, there are many books on the speed reading method on the market. Some books even claim to allow readers to read tens of thousands of words in a minute. Bookstores that introduce speed reading skills can be described as dazzling and varied.
  This reflects from another aspect that many people think that their reading speed is too slow, thus giving birth to the market of speed-reading books.
  According to the statistics of Japan’s “Speed ​​Brain Speed ​​Reading Association”, the average reading speed of Japanese is 500-800 words per minute. As a comparative reference, I will report to you my reading speed: a business book that is not too thick, I can usually read it in 10 minutes. With an estimate of 60,000 words in a book, my reading speed is about 6,000 words per minute.
  However, reading speed and reading quality (understanding the book’s content) are not equivalent. I think the most important thing in reading is to be able to express (output) the valuable information in the book in the form of speaking and writing.
  If you can’t remember the content, intensive reading is also a waste of time. It takes a lot of time to read word by
  word slowly. Of course, it is not a problem for people with plenty of time, but for busy students and white-collar workers, it is too extravagant to read slowly and intensively, and it is difficult for them to squeeze a large amount of time for intensive reading.
  In addition, after intensive reading, you may not be able to fully understand the content of the book. Maybe everyone has the experience that after reading a book intensively, it doesn’t take long, maybe a month, half a month, maybe a week, and the content of the book is basically forgotten. In this comparison, it is more efficient and desirable to read quickly and master the content of the book.
  I think it is important to understand the purpose of your reading. If you read a book slowly and intensively, you will forget it after a period of time. If it is for recreational purposes, it is of course ok to read it intensively. For busy modern people, if the purpose is to learn knowledge, I would not recommend spending a long time on intensive reading. If you want to instill more knowledge into your mind in a short period of time, speed reading is more suitable.
  Of course, intensive reading also has its advantages. Professor Michael Masson of the University of Victoria in Canada found that intensive reading can make people understand the content of the book more deeply and thoroughly.
  So, if you come across a book that you like very much and you have plenty of time, you can use intensive reading to slowly enjoy the fun of reading.
  Find the “common points” and jump to read to grasp the overall content Friends who have
  read business books (or practical books) may know that there are certain “common points” in such books.
  For example, books that teach writing essays generally explain the importance of writing good essays; books about interpersonal relationships explain the need to build interpersonal networks. Business books also have certain “common points”, or there are certain elements that cannot be excluded. Therefore, it is not difficult to grasp the overall content of business books even if they are skipped and read.
  But how can these “common points” be found?
  I think that you should first understand the theme of the book, and then find the “hidden theme” in the author’s heart, which is the key to finding the “common ground”.
  The purpose of reading is not to recite, but to find the author’s “hidden theme” while enjoying the fun of reading. This is the most interesting part of reading.
  For example, most work method books like “Time Management”, “Note-taking”, and “Communication” have a common implicit theme, which is that “These skills, if not put into practice, are meaningless and only It can be mastered in practice.” In books such as reportage, the hidden theme is mostly “to control emotions, try to be as objective as possible, and not get hot-headed”.
  A book can reflect the author’s humanity. When reading, try to perceive the author’s human nature, and you can explore the hidden themes along the lines of human nature.
  If you are not happy, don’t read.
  In the process of reading, the reader can resonate with the author in some places, which can be regarded as “successful reading”. And resonance can make people feel a great sense of joy, so reading is a joy.
  I hope more friends will introduce the good habit of reading into their lives. You can read books during relaxing time such as eating and taking a bath. You can read books on the way to and from get off work and squeeze the subway. It is a good time to read books on rest days. As long as we have the awareness of reading, it will gradually become our living habit.
  Please imagine, in the near future, enjoying the pleasure of reading…
  ”Reading is a pleasure”, as long as this belief is established, the picture of reading happily will naturally emerge in our minds. It is no exaggeration to say that from the moment you decide you want to enjoy reading, the information you need is keenly captured by the brain when it is needed.
  ”If I read, I must read good books.” “I must learn to read fast.” These obsessions are an important reason for your unhappiness in reading, so please let go of your obsessions. Reading should be casual, and choose a way to read in a way that makes you happy, in order to gain more.