From years of studying various learning methods and spending thousands of hours practicing them, I've discovered the most effective way to retain more from reading is simply this:
You need to drastically ramp up your vocabulary, and you need to do it in a way that's systematized because it's faster and easier for anyone to manage.
First, let's talk about the reason why growing your vocabulary is so important when it comes to reading retention.
It's because grasping complex words and their meanings can pave the way to a deeper understanding of a text.
If you think about it, words are kind of like signposts.
Words, those little bits of ink on a page or pixels on a screen, direct us somewhere beyond themselves.
They point to an idea, a concept, and meaning that was once inside someone's mind but is now in an understandable form, so we can ultimately invigorate ourselves in some way or save time by siphoning off someone else's wisdom.
This means the more words you understand, the more ideas you can know. And the more ideas you know, the easier it is to remember what you read.
This is because, according to research...