Everyday in our life time, we come across different issues and topics. These topics come across different disciplines and endeavour and sometimes need our consideration of them when the need for them arises. In other words, we all come across newspapers, journals, instruction manuals for our electronics or kitchenware. Car manuals, newsletters, magazines and so on.
The manuals we use either for our cars, electric equipment, computer or any other area are written by the authorities in those fields. Hence when they write, they write using words that describes that area of specialisation which may be unfamiliar to people who are not in that area. That is why proper attention should be given to any other area of our life which we do not have a common knowledge of as long as it will benefit us. For the speed reader, their are certain steps to be taken to maximise such situation to bring about a fast read when confronted with such a challenge.
I'm going to show you how you - a speed reader - can conquer such a feat in a short while. Let's use an example, we will be using a manual on cleaning for a popular coffee maker apparatus.
When you have access to such a manual, the normal thing will be your inability to immediately start cleaning it without fully understanding the instructions on safety procedures to adhere to prior to cleaning.
Let's say the manual details the following information on the parts of the apparatus:
Reservoir lid, Thermal glass cover, detachable filter, filter basket, plate, reset button, water reservoir.
After fully going through the above and then reading the cleaning instructions, you will immediately be familiar with the components of the apparatus and be in a better position to clean it according to instructions.
But before you progress to cleaning, it is important that you read the caution usually in the manual of nearly if not all electronic set or equipments.
For instance below is an example of how the Instructions can come:
Caution: Never insert your plug in water as this may cause electrical hazards. Make sure you unplug before cleaning to avoid electricution.
Instructions for cleaning: Avoid the use of hard objects in cleaning the interior of the apparatus, don't use hands in cleaning as this may cause malfunctioning of the apparatus. When cleaning, use a soft but damp material to clean the surface.
Let's check your comprehension level.
1. After going through the manual, what is the initial step you need to take before cleaning a coffee maker apparatus?
2. Is there any precautionary measures that will help me avoid problems while cleaning?
3. What are the consequencies of not heeding the measures above?
4. What cleaning procedure is given to me to safely clean the surface and interior of the vessel?
What are the answers? Can you tell me?
1. Reading the whole manual before any cleaning activity.
2. Yes, there are precautions which are not using a hard object inside the apparatus and unplugging the plug before cleaning.
3. Malfunctioning of apparatus and the danger of electric shock.
4. Use of soft damp material in cleaning inside and outside of the apparatus.
The important thing about learning to read fast with subjects you are not familiar with is to carefully preview, review, scan, and see if you can decipher the information presented therein. If there are terms or statements you do not understand, you may need to consult the thesaurus or dictionary. Practice reading such manuals and overtime, with other similar materials you will discover to your amazement that speed reading similar material eventually becomes a breeze.
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