There are basically two ways to learn new material or to
read a book. The first way is the old-fashioned way: you
begin or you read the material from cover to cover one time
and you try to remember as much as you can. The other way is
to use OPIR.

Before explaining OPIR , I would like to tell you what the
huge benefit of OPIR is?

When you use this technique, you increase you capacity to
remember by 500%. Why do I say that? Well, when you use the
traditional technique I cited above, it is proved that you
remember only 30% of the material. With this techiques and
with other accelerated learning techniques, you are able to
remember more than 80%.

O.P.I.R stands for Overview, Preview, Inview and Review.

1. Overview

The Overview concentrates on getting a feel for the content.
For example trace diagrams or charts with your finger or a
pointer of some sort. This will not only give you a visual
memory of the diagram but also a physical memory of the
material. Again, this is an important step to go through.
Have you ever read a book only to find that the last 20
pages contained a summary of the entire book which was all
you needed to read in the first place. That's what the
overview step enables you to discover: you don't need to
read all the material, but only what is important to you at
the moment.

2. Preview

After the Overview, the next stage is the preview. Now you
are beginning to look at the language structure of the book
and your focus should be on the beginning and end of
paragraphs, sections and chapters. You would also look for
any summary or conclusions. Remember that you do not have to
read everything. You can select and reject information that
you know you do not need.

3. Inview

Now you can, begin to start filling in the gaps that are
left after the Overview and Preview phases by targeting
parts of the book even further. Always remember to select
what is useful to you and reject what is not. However, you
should spend a lot of time at this stage and take a lot of
notes, especially in the form of a learning map.

4. Review

This stage MUST be taken into consideration. Reviewing is
the last part, but not the least. Actually, this is this one
step that will allow you to remember most of the material.
Reviewing correctly the material is a fundamental step of
the power learning process. Reviewing means reviewing your
notes and NOT the entire material.

While working on the material using these powerful methods,
don't forget to create learning maps or mind maps.
That will enhance your self-confidence and improve your self-
esteem in such ways that you're going to become unstoppable.

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