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No gimmicky speed-reading method, Improve Your Reading, is a solid and practical way to plow through all of your reading assignments better and faster. Now updated and expanded, this book emphasizes not how much nor how fast you can read, but how much you understand and remember regardless of the subject or writing style. Whether reading texts, Web pages, or your own notes, you'll learn the effective reading comprehension skills required for success in your academic and professional careers.
About the Author
Ron Fry is an acknowledged authority, seminar leader, and frequent speaker on a wide variety of job-search topics at schools and associations nationwide.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Read On!||5|
|Chapter 1||Reading: The Mother of All Study Skills||20|
|Chapter 2||Reading with Purpose||32|
|Chapter 3||Finding the Main Idea||46|
|Chapter 4||Gathering the Facts||57|
|Chapter 5||The Challenge of Technical Texts||69|
|Chapter 6||Becoming a Critical Reader||77|
|Chapter 7||Reading the Literature||86|
|Chapter 8||Focusing Your Mind||93|
|Chapter 9||Retaining the Information||98|
|Chapter 10||Let's Read Up on ADD||106|
|Chapter 11||Build Your Own Library||113|
|Chapter 12||Reading: A Lifelong Activity||121|