Online Class: Speed Reading 101


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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 18
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 4,112
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 
 

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.
 

  • Completely Online
  • 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

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.4 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (1,786 votes)

    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
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 Article: How to Improve Reading Comprehension
    • 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
    • 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:
    • Summarize the need for speed reading and who can benefit from it.
    • Describe why we read slowly and set your first time trial as a baseline.
    • Demonstrate jogging techniques to improve your reading speed.
    • Demonstrate moving from a jog 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
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,786 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    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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