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Speed Reading For Dummies

Speed Reading For Dummies

Richard Sutz, Peter Weverka (With)

ISBN: 978-0-470-45744-3

Aug 2009

288 pages

In Stock

$18.99

Description

Learn to:

  • Increase your reading speed and comprehension
  • Use speed techniques for any type of reading material
  • Improve your silent reading skills
  • Recall more of what you read

The fun and easy way® to become a more efficient, effective reader!

Want to read faster — and recall more of what you read? This practical, hands-on guide gives you the techniques you need to increase your reading speed and retention, whether you're reading books, e-mails, magazines, or even technical journals! You'll find reading aids and plenty of exercises to help you read faster and better comprehend the text.

  • Yes, you can speed read — discover the skills you need to read quickly and effectively, break your bad reading habits, and take in more text at a glance
  • Focus on the fundamentals — widen your vision span and see how to increase your comprehension, retention, and recall
  • Advance your speed-reading skills — read blocks of text, heighten your concentration, and follow an author's thought patterns
  • Zero in on key points — skim, scan, and preread to quickly locate the information you want
  • Expand your vocabulary — recognize the most common words and phrases to help you move through the text more quickly

Open the book and find:

  • Tried-and-true techniques from The Reader's Edge® program
  • How to assess your current reading level
  • Tools and exercises to improve your reading skills
  • Speed-reading fundamentals you must know
  • Helpful lists of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and prime words
  • A speed-reading progress worksheet
  • Exercises for eye health and expanded reading vision
  • Tips for making your speed-reading skills permanent
Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Speed Reading.

Chapter 1: Of Course You Can Speed Read!

Chapter 2: It’s All about Breaking Bad Reading Habits.

Chapter 3: Understanding the Mechanics of Speed Reading.

Chapter 4: Introducing Speed-Reading Fundamentals.

Part II: Focusing on the Fundamentals.

Chapter 5: Establishing Your Reading Rate.

Chapter 6: Taking in More than One Word at a Time: Reading in Clumps.

Chapter 7: Getting the Gist from Word Groups.

Part III: Advancing Your Speed-Reading Skills.

Chapter 8: Building Your Speed-Reading Momentum.

Chapter 9: Exercising Your Ability to Read More in Even Less Time.

Chapter 10: Other Reading Strategies to Supplement Your Speed Reading.

Chapter 11: Taking Advantage of Writing Structure to Read More Quickly.

Part IV: Improving Your Comprehension.

Chapter 12: Expanding Your Vocabulary to Become a Better Speed Reader.

Chapter 13: Applying Speed Reading to Various Reading Tasks.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Quick Techniques to Improve Your Reading Speed.

Chapter 15: Ten Exercises for Keeping Your Eyes Speed-Reading Ready.

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Making Your Speed-Reading Skills Permanent.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Uncovering the Prime Words.

Appendix B: Your Speed-Reading Progress Worksheet.

Index.