Lynda – Speed Reading Fundamentals
Size: 409 MB
COST: Membership Site= Your Free
Author: Paul Nowak
Learn how to improve your reading speed and comprehension. Speed-reading is a skill everyone can benefit from, and this course provides proven techniques to improve how much information you absorb and how fast you absorb it. Paul Nowak, the founder of Iris Reading, first asks you to measure your current reading rate, and explores the reading habits that slow people down. Then he introduces simple techniques for boosting your reading speed and practice drills to reinforce your new skill.
The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the “read and recall” method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.
* Measuring your reading speed
* Reading faster on the computer
* Reading groups of words
* Previewing and overviewing
* Improving comprehension and retention
* Understanding the 80/20 principle of reading
* Reading magazines, textbooks, diagrams, and ebooks