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Speed Reading For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-55051-9
288 pages
July 2009
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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
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