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Practical Points on Practise

Practice (in American English) is a confusing word as it has two entirely different meanings depending on whether used as a verb or as a noun. In British English, at least, the two meanings are spelt differently with a ‘c’ or ‘s’. The Oxford English Dictionary says the following: PRACTISE (US practice) ~ verb [with adj.] 1 perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly…

Always Go Forward – How Back Skipping Slows You Down

“Star Trekkin’ across the universe 
Boldly going forward, ’cause we can’t find reverse” ~The Firm The Sky+ service lets you pause or rewind live TV broadcasts. I have to admit that I use this function not just when interrupted by a phone call for example, but also I’ll rewind a few seconds if my concentration has lapsed and I’ve missed part of a scene in…

Easy Hacks for Faster Reading

I am often asked for my ‘Top Tips’ or ‘Brain Hacks’ for speed reading. There are many aspects to the techniques but here are two easy things you can try right away without any special practise or training. I will detail some more in future posts. Getting the Environment Right In ‘The Speed Reading Book’, Tony Buzan says the following: Environment Your environment will affect…

Can you Speed Read from Screens, Online and for Social Media?

Although speed reading techniques were developed for reading printed text, you can still apply these to reading from computers, mobile devices and online sources of information. If you’re reading a lengthy document online it is far better to use a tablet, such as an iPad, or a computer screen rather than using your smartphone. This is because with a small screen you are unable to…