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- Students will know the 7 skills of speed reading and how to improve their ability. Depending on their weakness and time, long term improvements can be quickly achieved in a matter of weeks or months.
- While students do not need to be native speakers, they should have fluent English reading skills.
If you've tried other courses and had limited results, this is the course for you. The 7 Skills of Speed Reading was developed by Katya Seberson one of the top Manhattan tutors with over a decade of experience teaching speed reading and May Ling Lai, a Wall Street executive who actively speed reads as a part of her career. We are two real actual speed readers that were unhappy with the other courses that existed on the market.
Try our course if:
1) You need to learn to speed read
2) Have tried other courses with limited results
3) Hate reading and are turning to speed reading as a potential solution
We know there are other courses that exist and have also reviewed them ourselves. While the intentions of other instructors are in the right place, most courses have many errors or misleading elements. There are a lot of gimmicks. Others are teaching advanced skimming techniques rather than speed reading. This is unfortunately, because many more people should be able to do this craft and have it augment their livelihood.
A typical speed reader can take in information anywhere from 3 to 5 times faster than the average native English speaking reader. This speed will be 2 to 4 times faster than where listening comprehension breaks down. Given that you can take in information so much faster, speed reading is a major advantage for anyone whose livelihood depends on thinking. In the age of automation, that is nearly every person.
We break Speed Reading into 7 skills that can be developed to grow your skills for the immediate term and for a lifetime. The 7 skills are - at this point - typically indirectly taught or not taught at all in school. They are completely ignored in most other courses. This is likely why so many have experienced mixed results. With this method, you will not give up speed for comprehension.
We believe as more and more people learn the skill, this will be the biggest differentiator in one's career. Most people that are speed readers do not share with others how they acquired the ability. This is true in fields like Law, Technology, Financial Services, Consulting, and more. This is often because they did so by chance and have not thought about how you might transfer this knowledge effectively.
This course provides a no gimmicks way to learn to speed read. It will address claims and misinformation found commonly in other courses. We believe that by providing a real course that addresses the true obstacles that stop people from unlocking their innate abilities, we can help many achieve the goals they have, whether profession or personal.
- Anyone who wishes to improve their reading speed.
This lesson provides an overview of the seven skill groups that allow a person to speed read.
This lecture begins the first section of instruction, The Essentials. These are the basic components of reading that are often missed in school. We preview the three sections and their relevance. Because reading is a mental exercise, we use a physical example to help you understand why the Essentials are so important. Even if you're a pretty good reader with a great education from good schools, we recommend that you listen to this lecture before deciding to skip any sections.
I've added a link below if you'd like to test your reading speed. None of the tests that exist are perfect and we have our own methods when working with a client in person. However, this should give you some sense for where you're starting from.
In this section, we talk about a common reason that many turn to speed reading, they hate reading. The hope is that if they can increase their pace, they can be done with the laborious task. Hating reading, though typically is a sign that a skill is missing. This is very common given the way reading is commonly taught.
In this video we discuss the nature of decoding and how it mentally takes visual imagery into conceptual ideas.
In this lecture, we speak further about the cognitive processor and it's role in understanding text. We discuss precisely how the two libraries work, the power of phonics and the way in which this helps with understanding both known and new words. This concept will be carried through to multiple lectures.
In this lecture, we discuss the history of education and why so much of reading is taught indirectly. This has left many to pick up reading skills on their own. The result is that many people have an underdeveloped audio and visual library access for their cognitive processor. If you feel bad that you don't have great decoding skills, watch this lesson to understand why.
In this lesson, we provide a final example to help test your phonetic ability. I've attached a resource that goes through some of the phonics rules in case you discover this is an area of weakness. We encourage you to also post, let us know how the resources go, which you personally like best, and whether there are some specific areas for which you are finding difficulty.
In this lecture, we provide an overview of the section on Vocabulary. We describe what precisely vocabulary is and why it's the case, that you may have vocabulary issues even if you've gone to college and passed college entrance exams. We describe how the brain learns more vocabulary and also, the best way to acquire more words.
In this video, we introduce the third skill of Speed Reading and the last of the Essentials. Structure is typically an area that even our clients that are fairly competent readers struggle with.
In this section, we talk about simple versus complex sentence structure broadly, in all communication. Simple is far more common in spoken language. Complex structure is highly common in written language. A grasp of complex sentence structure is necessary for good comprehension while reading.
Focus is the first mechanical skill. This is the overview of the module, Focus, a skill we call the stamina of reading.
We introduce perceptual span and the coming lessons of the module.
I know the conclusion of this might be almost disturbing to some who are struggling with the concept that outlines might not be what they were taught in school and that this might be the norm. It's actually quite difficult to find resources, though there are hundreds of examples that line the pages of nearly every professional magazine. I'm going to add more resources of outlines that are also off pattern. Feel free to send a message if you've got an article you feel also follows this format.