Online Class: Speed Reading 101

This speed reading course 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.

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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 18
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 4,996
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Mastering Speed Reading: Accelerate Your Potential

In today's information-rich world, the ability to quickly absorb and comprehend vast amounts of text is invaluable. Whether it's for professional growth, academic excellence, or personal development, speed reading offers a competitive edge. This transformative course delves deep into the art and science of speed reading, providing participants with the necessary tools to elevate their reading capabilities to extraordinary levels.

Course Overview:

Speed reading isn't just about racing through words; it's about understanding content at an accelerated pace. It's a skill set that enhances concentration, comprehension, and retention. By shedding long-held reading habits acquired from early education, you can redefine the way you interact with text, making your reading both efficient and effective.

Throughout the course, participants will be exposed to a variety of reading passages tailored to assess and enhance their reading speeds and comprehension levels. Strategically designed drills will aid in retraining the eyes and broadening peripheral vision, an essential component in achieving rapid reading rates. In essence, you will unlearn the slower reading patterns of the past and embrace innovative techniques that catapult your reading abilities.

Key to this transformation is identifying and overcoming deterrents that inhibit fast reading. Common challenges like subvocalization (silently pronouncing each word as you read), finger tracking, or muted vocalizations are remnants of outdated reading methods. The course offers a clear path to break free from these restrictive patterns, paving the way for exponential improvements in reading speeds and content grasp.

A prevalent misconception about speed reading is that it demands extensive training, often under the guidance of an expert. Contrary to this belief, with consistent practice and the methodologies provided in this course, individuals can autonomously boost their reading prowess in a relatively short span.

Module Insights:

  • Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read Explore the multifaceted benefits of speed reading and its impact on personal and professional spheres.

  • Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly and Your First Time Trial Understand the foundational reasons behind slow reading and gauge your initial reading rate.

  • Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading Introduce yourself to intermediate reading techniques, building momentum for faster speeds.

  • Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run Ascend to advanced reading methodologies that drastically increase your reading velocity.

  • Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading Reach the pinnacle of speed reading, absorbing vast chunks of information in fleeting moments.

  • Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You Read Discover strategies to retain information, ensuring quality is not sacrificed for speed.

  • Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading and Helpful Techniques Delve into tactile techniques that further enhance reading rates, including effective finger tracking methods.

  • Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday Life Integrate your newfound skills into daily routines, reaping the rewards across varied reading scenarios.

  • Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate Learn to sustain and further hone your speed reading capabilities, ensuring long-term benefits.

Conclusion:

In a world brimming with data, the ability to consume and comprehend information rapidly is an unparalleled asset. This course promises to transform the way you read, gifting you with more time, improved productivity, and an enriched understanding of the world. Join us on this journey to unlock your full reading potential and redefine the boundaries of what you believed was possible.

  • 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:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(2,071 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 Additional lesson topics: Speed Reading: How to Read Fast
8 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Benefits of Speed Reading
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Forms of Subvocalization
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Exercise
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Methods for Improving Comprehension
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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 Additional lesson topics: Maximize Your Reading Speed
9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate
  • Assessment: 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Speed Reading 101
Course Number: 7550418
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (2,071 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: May 2023
Course Type: 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: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Reading speed increased by 20% throughout the short time of the course. I feel that with practice I will be able to greatly increase this rate. My only regret is that I was not exposed to these ideas and concepts much earlier in my life, but better late than never. Thanks." -- Robert M.
  • "Even for being a fast reader myself, the course offers some new perspective and ideas to help you improve upon this. This course is great for teachers, those in office jobs, and students." -- Andrew E.
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found the instructor, Daphnee St. Val, to be very knowledgeable, professional, helpful, motivating, and an excellent overall instructor." -- Kimberly M.
  • "The instructor was fantastic! She graded work in a timely fashion." -- Pamela T.
  • "I enjoyed taking this course very much. The instructor was great." -- Phyllis F.
  • "Thanks. The Speed Reading course was nice. It helped me read faster. I got prompt feedback." -- Rhett W.
  • "Excellent instructor and course!" -- Jill S.
  • "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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