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    nonamehorse got a reaction from pedrooliveira in UEFA Champions League Discussion thread   
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    How to Speed Read
    How to speed read
    For most of my life, I have been reading like most people, vocalizing words in my mind. Sadly, this is extremely inefficient. However, a few months ago I stumbled upon speed reading, a collection of methods I found very helpful in increasing my reading speed. When I began applying these techniques, I saw dramatic increase in speed (over 200%) and comprehension while reading.
    Learning speed reading is fast and easy. After reading this guide, immediately practice with these techniques. You should be able to see a significant increase in your reading speed.
    Get rid of distractions. Go to quiet places. If impossible, get earplugs. To read at maximum speed, you need maximum concentration that comes with quietness.
    Some people say they read better with music. In reality, no one reads the best with music; rather, music is used as a substitute distraction over some more annoying distractions (like the noises from loud roommates). So yes, music might be better than some other forms of noise. However, having no distraction is far more optimal (If you’re a university student, you can go to an isolated section in the library).
    Eliminate rereading. Rereading is a huge waste of time. An average reader engages in regression (conscious rereading) and back-skipping (subconscious rereading stemming from misplaced focus) for up to 30% of total reading time. Some strategies to prevent that would be to hold a pen, your finger, or an index card (with 1 inch indentation marks) under the line you’re reading and move it along. You can also try to cover the text you’ve already read with a sheet of paper.
    Don’t vocalize individual words in your mind. Our brains can take in information much faster than we can vocalize words. Move your eyes along the text faster than you can vocalize individual words in your mind, but slow enough for you to understand the text. If you still find yourself vocalizing, try repeating to yourself 1-2-3-4 in your mind.
    Read blocks of words. Instead of reading word by word, try reading blocks of words. For example, I now read a line in 1-2 fixations (a moment during which your brain soaks in words), instead of 10-15 fixations (like I used to). This decrease in fixations doesn’t decrease comprehension. Rather, I’ve noticed that my brain registers words better with my current method. Instead of stopping 10 times during a sentence and interrupting myself all the time, my reading has become more fluid, allowing me to read faster and with greater comprehension.
    Minimize the number and duration of fixations per line to increase speed. You don’t read in a straight line, but rather in a sequence of jumps. Each of these jumps ends with a fixation. To demonstrate these jumps, close one eye, place a fingertip on top of that eyelid, and then slowly scan a straight horizontal line with your other eye-you will feel distinct and separate movements and periods of fixation.
    Use central focus. Try focusing at the center of each line. Begin by placing your eyes in the middle of the line and move your eyes peripherally (register the entire line and then move down). This method has allowed me to save considerable time. Once you’ve mastered this method, you can try focusing in the middle of a paragraph and gradually soak it in. If you’re having difficulty with it, try starting out with a text you’re already familiar with to ease the transition.
    Develop your peripheral vision span. Practice increasing your horizontal peripheral vision span and the number of words registered per fixation. Without using horizontal peripheral vision span during reading, you can lose up to 50% of words per fixation (the number of words that can be perceived and “read” in each fixation). Moving your head as you read is a bad idea; it takes time and disrupts your concentration.
    Applying Speed reading
    Adjustment. Not all reading materials are created the same. Some require more concentration, and thus, slower reading speed (such as complex math). However, you can go faster through more accessible texts, such as newspaper articles.
    Start with bigger font. Bigger font is easier to speed read. As you practice, you can gradually adjust to smaller fonts. It is also easier to speed read texts with proper space between the lines.
    Gradually increase your speed. Going too fast makes speed reading useless. Therefore, start with whatever is the maximum speed at which you can comprehend well. You should increase the speed gradually and keep challenging yourself. It may be easier to start with a text you’re already familiar with and work your way up to more challenging reading tasks.
    Time yourself. Pick a book worth reading and time yourself. Begin with your current methods and see how long it takes you to read a few paragraphs. Now, apply the tips in this article and see if how much you’ve improved. As you develop your abilities as a speed reader, test yourself every once in a while to see how much you’ve improved.
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    nonamehorse reacted to timesle in Bundesliga Ratings 2010/2011 (II)   
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    Keep or Sell
    High risers (+3 and more)
    Zieler (82)
    Wollscheid (80)
    Kraft (83)
    High-rated risers (88 and more)
    Neuer (92)
    Sahin (91)
    Hummels (91)
    Subotic (91)
    Schmelzer (89)
    Bender (89)
    Götze (88)
    Piszczek (88)

    Of course it's advisable to keep the whole Dortmund team. They are all young and will play CL for sure next season. So they only can get higher.
    And Neuer is in here not only because he is a good GK. I would definitely keep him to see if he moves to a better club where he can rise higher after this season.

    Keep only in competitive setups
    High risers (+3 and more)
    Clemens (84)
    Petsos (80)
    Baumann (85)
    Ekici (86)
    Alaba (85)
    Bell (83)
    Chandler (78)
    Volland (78)
    Sliskovic (78)
    High-rated risers (88 and more)
    Cissé (89)
    Derdiyok (89)
    Lewandowski (88)
    Vorsah (88)
    Ya Konan (88)
    Sam (88)
    Schürrle (88)
    High risers (+3 and more)
    Orozco (83)
    Neustädter (82)
    Schmidt (80)

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    nonamehorse reacted to Machines in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    Let me just clarify this.
    Carole and André Micael arrived to their new clubs in January and already played for Benfica and Olhanense, but atm their raises will be specially due to what they done at their old teams this season. Carole would probably rise more cause Benfica is a big club. André Micael can reach 80 and Carole probably 81/82 like Derby Power already said.
    Guilherme Marques is a great young talent of Braga and he is seen as a player with a big future at the club. He has already made some games and even scored an wonderfull goal agaisnt Setubal. He is a very talented player. However, he has much competition for his place in Braga, so its hard to get appearences. Yet i believe that it is possible for him to get a decent rise.
    Rodrigues Zeca and specially Ruben Brigido are two young promising portuguese players that are getting lots of appearences at their clubs as starter or as sub. They will probably rise from 75 to 80. I already saw some games of Brigido and I rate him very highy, he can really become a very nice player.
    Some other players that can rise at leat +3 are Diogo Amado, Manuel Curto, Rondon, Ricardo Batista and Mexer. Also, Julio Aves (Rio Ave), a 19 years old player (brother of Bruno Alves from Zenit), seems to have gain his spot in Rio Ave´s midfield, but he wont probably get enough minutes till the end of the season to get a significant rise. Anyway you should keep an eye on him.
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    nonamehorse got a reaction from Skillslim in Best Risers/Moneymakers from the upcoming main league Reviews   
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    nice job
    here's my france list, use if you'd like
    SANTANDER, Federico
    VARANE, Raphaël
    ISIMAT MIRIN, Nicolas
    HAIDARA, Massadio
    DOUMBIA, Tongo Hamed
    NERY, Loris
    Sane, Salif
    NAM, Tae-Hee
    Sow, Moussa
    M'Vila (not 100% on him and the 2 lille wingers but we'll see)
    KANA-BIYIK, Jean-Armel
    LOVREN, Dejan
    STAMBOULI, Benjamin
    GUNINO, Adrián
    EDEL, Apoula
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    nonamehorse reacted to Maxpayne in Serie A - Ratings Prediction 2010/2011   
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    As i said, hes been underperforming at inter, and atm he doesnt look like an inter standard player, i dont think he can get ahead of chivu anytime soon, unless chivu gets injured.
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    nonamehorse got a reaction from najduch5 in New Premiership Ratings By MaoaM 2010/11   
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    my guess would be similar to bale's chances of rising to 91.
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    nonamehorse got a reaction from Jack-THFC in If you could rise one player, who would it be?   
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    busquets is underated
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