Online Class: Speed Reading 101


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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.

Course Requirements

 This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Outline

 

Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read

Introduction

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

Lipping

Tongue Warbling

Jawing

Adam's Appling

Diaphragming


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

Pointing

Hand Scanning

Slow Page Turning

Skimming

Scanning

Skipping


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

 

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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 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.
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1: Benefits of Speed Reading1
Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read6
Lesson 2: Reading Rate2
Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly & Your First Time Trial7
Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading9
Lesson 4: visual regressions, visual progressions, and visual distractions5
Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run10
Lesson 5: Forms of Subvocalization5
Lesson 5: Exercise2
Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading9
Lesson 6: Methods for Improving Comprehension2
Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You Read10
Lesson 7: Skimming, Scanning, and Skipping2
Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading & Helpful Techniques9
Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday Life9
Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate10
The Final Exam37
Total Points:136

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