Course length

2 days

Who is it for?

This course is designed for any-body who needs to read a large amount of written material for business purposes. There will be a large number of reading and comprehension exercises during the course; therefore, all delegates must have a good standard of reading in English. The recommended maximum is 8 delegates.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will:

  • Identify the barriers to reading rapidly and understand how to overcome these
  • Use a variety of rapid reading techniques to improve their reading speed
  • Use skimming as a technique to read documents rapidly
  • Use “study reading” to improve comprehension
  • Demonstrate an increase in reading speed of at least 50%

Course contents

Identifying Barriers to Rapid Reading and How to Overcome These

  • Bad habits in reading
  • Subvocalising
  • Fixating
  • Visual wandering

Rapid Reading Techniques

  • The 4 gears of reading
  • Using the 4 stage plan
  • Improving comprehension
  • Improving your memory

Specialist Reading Techniques

  • Skimming and sampling
  • Study reading
  • Locating important material within text
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