It can be hard to read at times. Most of you have probably rushed off to get your fill of information with the least effort, as I am sure you would agree with me. Understandable. A wall of words takes a lot of effort to scale, and yet there are many techniques that help us rush through and absorb the information hidden within at a quicker pace.
So tell me, is it easier for you to read this, compared to the first paragraph? Did you completely skip it to begin with? It’s fair enough, but do tell me in the comments as I am a curious cat. Or a curious panda, should I say…
This boldening of specific letters is called Bionic Reading, a technique designed to help people read and absorb information more easily and efficiently. For some, it is revolutionary, but for others, it is more of a problem. Let’s take a look at the details.
It is designed to help you focus, read faster, and retain all that you have read.
I don’t think there is much debate about the fact that reading is one of the core skills we must possess in order to understand and contribute to our respective societies. According to Harappa Education, reading engages various parts of your brain.
Increasing analytical abilities increases imagination and stimulates the memory centers of your mind. It helps recall information as well as stabilize your emotions, yet, like most exercises, it can get very tiring very quickly.
When the literature is complex or dry, let’s not forget people who are struggling to focus for long periods.
The idea was born in 2009 when the founder was studying to become a designer. In 2016 it started to take shape.
Fortunately, more brilliant individuals than myself have found strategies and abilities that can be created to make perusing as effortless as could really be expected, while additionally having the option to retain all the scrumptious information concealed in the extravagant words.
One of those is called Bionic Reading, a tool that was created by the creator. The main goal is to help you stay focused and read faster.
The idea was born in 2009, while Renato was studying to become a designer.
The prototype allows you to control the amount of bolding on the letters to achieve the best result.
“Bionic Reading revises texts so that the most concise parts of words are highlighted,” the company’s website states. “This guides the eye over the text and the brain remembers previously learned words more quickly.”
By bolding the first part of the word, our brains don’t need to work as hard to grasp their meanings because they just fill in the rest of the unbolded space.
“What looks so simple now is based on a matrix I designed to make Bionic Reading available as an individual reading method,” Renato explained
Some found it revolutionary and others didn’t like it.
If you want to try it for yourself, Bionic Reading has a free text translator on its website.
I found it more difficult to read with the fonts on, as for whatever reason, it was a distraction and almost required more effort to focus. It wasn’t for some people. It leads to an interesting insight into how we perceive and absorb information.
If you want to try it for yourself, Bionic Reading has a free text translator on its website. You can go crazy and find what works best for you if you watch a video on the company’s website.
No worries if this doesn’t work for you. There are more ways to focus and read quickly.
This may not rock your world, but it is more than okay. There are many techniques that you can try to get rid of negative habits that might be slowing you down.
When we first learn how to read, we are taught to vocalize words, which slows us down.
The number one way to fall asleep is by listening to a slow narrator. If you want to stop the habit, try humming or chewing gum, or place your finger on your lips.
Pick and choose, from skimming pages to reading the beginning and end of paragraphs quicker than your brain can comprehend.
You can increase your reading speed by reading at a faster pace. Your retention of the text will decrease at the beginning. To see improvement, you need to practice. You can learn to recognize words at a faster rate.
Another method to try is skimming the text. It is based on getting a general sense of what it is about and omitting details from your reading. If you skim the page, read headlines and the opening sentence of each paragraph, and look at pictures and diagrams if they are there, you will be able to pick important and unimportant parts.
If you want to try something gnarly, try reading one of the previous paragraphs and focusing on the spaces between the words rather than the words themselves. It works, but it is crazy.