Ways to increase your vocabulary for speed reading

By: dan123

If you really want to boost your speed reading levels, a good thing to focus on is increasing your vocabulary.

There are a number of different ways of doing this, I have listed below a list of 3 good ways you can improve you vocabulary.

1) Pay attention to new words you come across

What I do is keep a small note book and when ever I come across a new word I make a quick note of its meaning, so I can look back to it again in the future if I need to.

Although I actually find that the a actual act of writing down the word and its meaning actually helps me to remember it and so this helps me when I am speed reading because I can read straight through when I come to that word I have just learnt again in the future.

2) Use you new vocabulary

Another cool trick you can use to improve your vocabulary, is to actual use the new words as soon as possible even if the word is something that would be difficult to use, you could for example talk with someone about how you have just learnt this new word and tell them what it means and talk with them about it.

Doing this will also help you to remember the words meaning and also get you use to using it which will help you to read faster by not having to slow down when you come to that word when reading.

3) Familiarize yourself with the roots of words.

Lots of words especially in the English language have words that come from other older languages. For example there are a lot of Latin words used within English. When you actually go and see what the original word means you get a totally different meaning and understanding of what the word means and what it can be used for.

For example:

The word “month”

-12 named periods of the year
-a period of time between the same dates in successive calendar months
-a period of 28 days or four weeks

- old English
- related to moon
- Since in many early civilisations the calendar month was calculated as beginning with the new moon.

Once you understand the roots of words it makes it easier when you come across a word you don’t know to crack the language code to its meaning.

For help with learning the roots of words simply look in any dictionary. Doing this will not only tell you the meaning or meanings of the word but also if it is a good full dictionary also it will tell you what its root is and what other words shear the same root, which will make it so that in the process of learning what the word means and its root and all of the other words that also use that root, you can easily learn a list of new similar words at the same time.

The more you do this the more you will be able to take an educated guess of what a word you don’t know is, if you are aware of its root, and so not have to stop when reading to find out. And only have to stop if it is a word that is very critical you get its full understanding to get the full meaning and message that the author is trying to communicate in the text.

Another big piece that is important to work on in order to become a fast speed reader, is to boost your speed reading stamina, your speed reading stamina is the amount of time you are able to read at speed for with good comprehension and recall. Boosting your speed reading stamina will help you to train and recondition your brain to reading at faster speeds and so will allow you to get all of the benefits of speed reading faster.

I have collected together all of the important things that you will have to do in order to boost your speed reading stamina, all of this information has been arranged into a 7 part e-course that you can take.

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