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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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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read

    Benefits to Speed Reading
    How Speed Reading Can Help Your Career
    Unlearning Your Style of Reading
  • Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly & Your First Time Trial

    Not Having Enough Time to Read
    Your First Time Trial
    Figuring Your Reading Rate
    Comprehension Test #1
  • Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading

    What Your Eyes do when you Read
  • Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run

    Preview Your Reading
    Elimination Visual Regressions, Progressions and Distractions
  • Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading

    Reading Drill 1
    Proper Practice
    Reading Drill 2
    Vocalization: It Slows You Down
    Tongue Warbling
    Adam's Appling
  • 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
  • Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading & Helpful Techniques

    Hand Scanning
    Slow Page Turning
  • 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
  • Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate

    Reading Time and Comprehension Test #3
    Figuring Your Reading Rate
    Tips for Keeping Your Reading Rate Up
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Course Title: Speed Reading 101
Course Number: 7550418
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.9 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: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize 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.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: Benefits of Speed ReadingAssignment5
Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed ReadExam6
Lesson 2: Reading RateAssignment10
Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly & Your First Time TrialExam7
Lesson 3: Secret of Improving Reading SpeedAssignment30
Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your ReadingExam9
Lesson 4: visual regressions, visual progressions, and visual distractionsAssignment30
Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a RunExam10
Lesson 5: Forms of SubvocalizationAssignment30
Lesson 5: ExerciseAssignment15
Lesson 5: Sprint through Your ReadingExam9
Lesson 6: Methods for Improving ComprehensionAssignment30
Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You ReadExam10
Lesson 7: Skimming, Scanning, and SkippingAssignment30
Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading & Helpful TechniquesExam9
Lesson 8: Speed Reading in LifeAssignment20
Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday LifeExam9
Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading RateExam10
The Final ExamExam37
Total Points:321

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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