How to Read Faster and Recall More: Learn the Art of Speed Reading with Maximum Recall

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In today's information-laden and time-constrained world we are required to digest an increasing amount of written and printed material. Most people, in their capacity as student, job seeker, employee or leisure reader, want to be able to deal with their daily reading faster and also recall it effectively. This book gives you the means to do just that by: Finding the techniques for improvement that work best for you, Providing methods for increasing retention and recall, Promoting flexibility - the key to reading ...
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Overview

In today's information-laden and time-constrained world we are required to digest an increasing amount of written and printed material. Most people, in their capacity as student, job seeker, employee or leisure reader, want to be able to deal with their daily reading faster and also recall it effectively. This book gives you the means to do just that by: Finding the techniques for improvement that work best for you, Providing methods for increasing retention and recall, Promoting flexibility - the key to reading efficiently, Offering techniques for developing skim-reading, Highlighting problem areas and suggesting ways of addressing them. The book contains exercises to facilitate your development and assesses your results throughout, ensuring that you come away reading faster and recalling more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845281625
  • Publisher: Parkwest P
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


The Starting Point     1
Reading speed and post-reading recall     1
The structure of the programme     2
The first stage     2
Exercise: One of Our Tankers is Missing     3
Exercise: If You're Going Back to San Francisco     6
Assessment of results     8
The next step     8
Further practice     9
Chapter summary     10
Aims and Objectives     11
Setting your targets     11
Other aims and objectives     11
A lifelong process     12
Exercise: The Great Cash Register Mystery     13
Assessment of results     15
Further practice     15
Chapter summary     15
Basic Methods for Improvement     17
Stage three     17
Setting time limits     17
Being motivated and confident     18
Do you need your eyesight checking?     19
Exercise: The Right Person     19
Assessment of results     22
Further practice     22
Chapter summary     22
The Mechanics of Reading     23
How your eyes move when you are reading     23
Characteristics of the mature reader: mechanical differences     24
Psychological differences     26
Educational differences     27
Learning techniques to address these problems     27
Exercise: It Never Rains but it Pours     29
Assessment of results     32
Further practice     32
Chapter summary     32
Comprehension and Critical Reading     34
Reading speed and comprehension     34
Effective Reading Rate     34
Reading comprehension     35
Factors affecting comprehension     36
Improving comprehension     37
Using questions to read critically     39
Exercise: The Missing Painting     41
Assessment of results     43
Further practice     43
Chapter summary     44
Techniques of Retention     45
Retention is not the problem     45
Improving retention: qualities of information     45
Improving retention: helpful techniques     47
Exercise: One Not So Careful Lady Owner     48
Assessment of results     51
Further practice     52
Chapter summary      52
Techniques for Recall     53
Triggers     53
Questions     53
Mnemonics     53
Exercise: One Gives Nothing So Freely as Advice     57
Assessment of results     59
Further practice     59
Chapter summary     60
Flexible Reading Strategies     61
Flexibility - the key to reading efficiently     61
Questions to promote flexibility     61
Reading gears     62
Using the gears     63
Strategies     63
Other techniques     65
Exercise: A Grey Day in Grayborough     66
Assessment of results     69
Further practice     69
Chapter summary     70
Skimming Strategies     71
Skimming techniques     71
Using skimming     72
Using skimming with other techniques     73
Exercise: The Nature of Economic Development     74
Exercise: Research and Economic Development     78
Learning the lessons     83
Assessment of results     84
Further practice     85
Chapter summary     85
Problems in Reading      86
Problems with particular kinds of materials     86
Other problem areas     93
Working through your reading pile     95
Further practice     95
Chapter summary     95
The Finish Line     97
Exercise: Braking News     97
Exercise: Happy Pills     99
Assessment of results     101
Continuation and Follow-up     102
Continuing to improve     102
Only the beginning     103
Abstracts and digests     103
Delegation     104
Selective reading     104
Repeating the programme     104
Book summary     104
Record Keeping     109
Reading speed conversion table     109
Progress graphs     110
Answers to Questions     111
Further Reading     115
Index     119
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