Speed Reading for Dummies

Speed Reading for Dummies


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470457443
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/03/2009
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 132,784
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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Table of Contents


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 inClumps.

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 LessTime.

Chapter 10: Other Reading Strategies to Supplement Your SpeedReading.

Chapter 11: Taking Advantage of Writing Structure to Read MoreQuickly.

Part IV: Improving Your Comprehension.

Chapter 12: Expanding Your Vocabulary to Become a Better SpeedReader.

Chapter 13: Applying Speed Reading to Various Reading Tasks.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Quick Techniques to Improve Your ReadingSpeed.

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

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

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Uncovering the Prime Words.

Appendix B: Your Speed-Reading Progress Worksheet.


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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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