How to Read Phrases Instead of Single Words
Learning how to read phrases instead of words is the key to speed reading. Most people can learn how to do this in just over 2.5 hours. In that short a time they can double their reading speed. Let’s learn how to do this in this article.
When you first learn to read, you learn to read words one letter at a time. For example, initially the dog, is viewed by your brain as a series of letter D O G. You sound each letter out aloud and pronounce them to create the word dog.
The same thing can be done with the word hot. At first it is viewed as three separate letters. However, when you put the letters together you get the word hot. Here is where it starts to get interesting. What happens when you place the word hot in front of the word dog?
The word hot dog is neither hot, nor is it a dog. Instead your brain perceives these two separate words as a single unit of meaning. You are now reading a short phrase instead of individual words. Let’s look at another example that is even longer.
Let us look at the name of this country. This country is called the United States Of America. Notice the county’s name consists of four separate words: United, States, Of, and America. Your brain doesn’t look at these four separate words and feel like it is overwhelmed. Instead, your view these four separate words as a single phrase, the name of the US.
By training yourself to see larger and larger groupings of words as single phrases you can easily see how your reading speed would increase dramatically. It is easy to learn, and only takes a few short hours to accomplish. Try it. You are going to like the results you experience.