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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 18
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
  • 2,855
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

Speed reading provides you with the tools and information you need to improve not only the speed that you read, but your comprehension and concentration as well. Speed reading will also provide you with effective tools that you can use when you're in a pressure reading situation.

Throughout the course, you will find a number reading passages to test your words per minute reading rate as well as your comprehension abilities. A number of drills are also provided so that you can retrain your eyes and expand your vision, which is an essential skill for reading at a much faster rate. Far too many people still read at the same rate they were taught in elementary school and speed reading will help you to break your elementary reading habits.

Additionally, you will learn how to break other bad habits that are slowing you down. This includes subvocalization, using your fingers while you read, and reading aloud or under your breath. These are bad habits that many people have developed from poor reading skills and never being taught more effective reading habits. When you learn to speed read, you are able to break these bad habits and improve your reading rate as well as your comprehension of the material.

Many people believe that speed reading requires months of training and that you need to work with someone specialized in speed reading. However, with just a few minutes of practicing each day, you are able to improve your reading level, improve your reading rate and comprehension, all on your own.
 

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read

Introduction
Benefits to Speed Reading
How Speed Reading Can Help Your Career
Unlearning Your Style of Reading
8 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Speed Reading
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Benefits of Speed Reading
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read

Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly and Your First Time Trial

Not Having Enough Time to Read
Your First Time Trial
Figuring Your Reading Rate
Comprehension Test #1
9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Improving Reading Rate; Reading Skills and Rates
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: Reading Rate
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly & Your First Time Trial

Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading

What Your Eyes do when you Read 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: 7 Ways to Improve Your Reading
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading

Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run

Preview Your Reading
Elimination Visual Regressions, Progressions and Distractions
15 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Read Faster; How to Read Long Documents
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: visual regressions, visual progressions, and visual distractions
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run

Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading

Reading Drill 1
Proper Practice
Reading Drill 2
Vocalization: It Slows You Down
Lipping
Tongue Warbling
Jawing
Adam's Appling
Diaphragming
16 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: How to Read Scientific Papers Faster
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Forms of Subvocalization
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Exercise
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading

Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You Read

Comprehension Challenge
Comprehension Test #2
Figuring Your Reading Rate
Using Tools to Improve Your Concentration
Using Keywords
12 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Improve Reading Comprehension; Reading Comprehension Exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Methods for Improving Comprehension
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You Read

Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading and Helpful Techniques

Pointing
Hand Scanning
Slow Page Turning
Skimming
Scanning
Skipping
11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Skimming and Scanning; Skimming Exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Skimming, Scanning, and Skipping
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading & Helpful Techniques

Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday Life

Speed Reading Business Communication
Speed Reading Email
How to Speed Read a Web Site
Managing Your Mail
9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Maximize Your Reading Speed
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday Life

Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate

Reading Time and Comprehension Test #3
Figuring Your Reading Rate
Tips for Keeping Your Reading Rate Up
47 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Monitoring Reading Rate
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate
  • Complete: The Final Exam
136
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the need for speed reading and who can benefit from it.
  • Describe why we read slowly & your first time trial.
  • Demonstrate jogging techniques to improve your reading speed.
  • Demonstrate moving from a job to running in reading speed.
  • Demonstrate sprinting through your reading.
  • Use techniques to better retain and comprehend reading material.
  • Describe proper hand movements in speed reading.
  • Implement speed reading into everyday life.
  • Describe ways to maintain your reading rate, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Speed Reading 101
Course Number: 7550418
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course helped me in many ways I didn't think I could improve. I would encourge anyone who is having difficulty reading and or comprehending what they read to take this course." -- Alyssa M.
  • "The instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job answering my emails." -- Margaret L.

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