Speed Reading For Dummies book cover

Speed Reading For Dummies

Published: August 3, 2009

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

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
    Speed Reading For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    You can use speed reading to enhance both your reading ability and your reading enjoyment. Some misconceptions about the speed reading method persist — pay no attention to them. By making slight adjustments to your reading habits, especially stopping yourself from hearing or saying each word, you can move from being an average reader with average comprehension to a proficient speed-reader with excellent comprehension.