Course Syllabus

 

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subvocalization (silently pronouncing each word as you read), finger tracking, or muted vocalizations are remnants of outdated reading methods.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
 

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.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1: Benefits of Speed Reading 1 points
Lesson 1: Why Learn to Speed Read 6 points
Lesson 2: Reading Rate 2 points
Lesson 2: Why We Read Slowly & Your First Time Trial 7 points
Lesson 3: How to Jog through Your Reading 9 points
Lesson 4: visual regressions, visual progressions, and visual distractions 5 points
Lesson 4: Take Your Reading from a Jog to a Run 10 points
Lesson 5: Forms of Subvocalization 5 points
Lesson 5: Exercise 2 points
Lesson 5: Sprint through Your Reading 9 points
Lesson 6: Methods for Improving Comprehension 2 points
Lesson 6: Comprehending and Remembering What You Read 10 points
Lesson 7: Skimming, Scanning, and Skipping 2 points
Lesson 7: Hand Movements in Speed Reading & Helpful Techniques 9 points
Lesson 8: Implementing Speed Reading into Everyday Life 9 points
Lesson 9: Maintaining Your Reading Rate 10 points
The Final Exam 37 points
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