Speed Reading for Dummies

Speed Reading for Dummies

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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

Baker & Taylor
A guide for time-pressed students and employees reveals how to change reading methods in order to process information more quickly and accurately while improving retention and recall, in a guide that outlines the latest speed-reading techniques for a variety of media. Original.

& Taylor

Reveals techniques for changing reading habits in order to process information more quickly and accurately while improving retention and recall, in a guide that outlines the latest speed-reading methods for a variety of media.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780470457443
Branch Call Number: 428.432 SUTZ
Characteristics: xii, 274 pages ; 23 cm


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Feb 06, 2015

Very organized, emphasizes the important points. Here are my notes:
Make speed reading commitment
Focus like a laser beam
See it don't say it
Resist regression urge
Widen your vision span
Vary reading rate
Read for main ideas
Use the eye sweep (use a pacer to start, but not for long). Whip eyes to next line
Get eyes checked

eye squeezes
Thumb-to-thumb glancing
Tree pose (again peripheral glancing, if you fall, you are moving your head= bad)
Eye rolling (clockwise, blink, counterclockwise, blink)
Eye writing (another strengthening ex)
10-10-10 Focus on something 10 feet away for 10 s every 10 min
Change focus (use thumb in front of face, then focus on distant object)
Half-closed lids
Eye massage

Oct 14, 2012

Sometimes the method of speed reading leave out some of the joy of taking your time and reading a book. The methods work, but I definitely wont be employing them all of the time.


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