You have Read the Book, So What Now?
You have read a book which has reliable info which you can utilize to your task and everyday life, what now? In the event that you responded that you’d go on and utilize the data that’s fantastic news. The majority of people don’t utilize the principles which they learn whilst reading because they don’t have a method to accomplish this.
“You have Read the Book, So What Now?” an associate just recently said to me, in reference to a few really great books he’d read. Without having a strategy to fully capture the information learned from reading, pros will probably forget about those information. The strategy of distinguishing information, principles, important information and so forth, starts before you begin to read the book.
Exactly why are you reading the content to begin with? Exactly how much do you already know regarding the subject? Take the time to remember everything you might already know about that specific subject.
In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren identify the three main reasons why men and women read: for (1) entertainment, (2) important information and to (3) more insight. If you’re reading for info, or to help expand understanding, you must have a method in position to fully capture the info that you read, when you read.
And, in Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young discusses two kinds of information to collect in the information collecting phase: particular and basic. If you’re reading for important information, basic information would be the one which you’re worried about since it is an continuous procedure through the duration of life. Which means that when you are reading and encounter worthwhile information that you might be unable to apply instantly, store it aside for later use. Webb implies that you utilize a scrapbook to record the material. A computer file is guaranteed to work equally as well. The older you get, the more basic info you should have stored and the more imaginative you’re going to be whenever solving problems.
Get ready for Reading
Here’s a tip I wish to reveal to you that I discovered in a lightning fast learning program, that I took a short while ago. To better take in details it is better if you go into Alpha brainwave state (7 to 13 cycles per second) prior to reading. While you’re in Alpha brainwave state, the mind goes at a slow pace.
The Alpha Brainwave State is where creativeness happens. When you are in alpha – there’re four recognized brainwave states – you won’t ever be concerned. If you need to study for any exam, or would like to remember considerable amounts of information, make sure to go fully into the alpha state before beginning. When you’re prepared to utilize the data, get into alpha once again and you’ll recover/remember every piece of information which you studied.
An easy method which I use to enter into Alpha:
Shut your eyes
Relax and take a few strong breaths, breathing deeply into your lungs by bending your diaphragm (you know that you’re deep breathing as soon as your stomach forces out while you’re inhaling)
While your eyes still closed, have a look up, and concentrate on the point in between your eye brows
Once you experience minor pressure, begin counting down gradually from ten-to-one. Whenever you reach one, you’re now in the alpha state.
Prior to reading, get into Alpha, however ensure that you possess the tools of the trade handy: a pencil, highlighter, and note pad. Record intriguing and important info, in a note pad or in the front cover of the book and make certain that you simply record the page number for quick reference.
Soon after you’ve read the book, compose a summary,, its weaknesses and strengths, jot down the five takeaways from the book, un-answered concerns and five ways you are able to implement the data to your job and life. And, look for somebody you are able to educate and/or explain the material to, to get it directly into your memory. By simply following this easy strategy, you won’t just remember everything you have read, but you’ll be continuously implementing your increased knowledge.