Speed Reading for Dummies

Speed Reading for Dummies

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by Richard Sutz
     
 

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 —

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470457443
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
127,385
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Sutz is the founder and CEO of The Literacy Company, developers of The Reader's Edge® speed-reading program. Sutz's program teaches silent reading fluency for effective and efficient speed reading. Peter Weverka is the author of many For Dummies books. His articles and stories have appeared in Harper's, SPY, and other magazines

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Speed Reading for Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GerryG More than 1 year ago
In order to calculate your WPM (word-per-minute) reading rate, one divides the time to read the selection into the number of words in the reading selecton. This means you get to count the words; the author didn't. Not recommended; select another book in which there are word counts. Or skip the exercises, read the text, and take a self-study DvD course at your local library.
Reading4Fun1 More than 1 year ago
this very comprehensive book is amazing as a reference to improve reading skills, literacy, speed reading and just reading in general for anyone. Would be useful as an adult continuing education tool. VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR ALL!!!
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