This course is about reading more effectively, learning quicker and expanding your memory, training any one of these processes and it will benefit them all - but train them all become a master. Which means reading faster - much faster - PLUS develop your attention and enhancing your ability to learn.
When I wrote the book,The Extraordinary Reader, I had been speed reading for over 30 years and had spent 10 years teaching the techniques all over the world. And in all that time NO ONE had asked me to teach them how to read faster so that they could understand less of what they were reading and forget it more quickly!
So the emphasis on this course is on reading EFFECTIVELY and REMEMBERING more. Speed reading allows you to stream more information to your subconscious mind.
But you will also learn how to read more effectively with the unique INSEAK system - The INtelligent Strategy for the Effective Acquisition of Knowledge. A unique approach that you can apply to ALL of your reading for information and knowledge.
Speed reading not only makes you a faster reader, it increases your understanding as well. When you understand why a topic or a fact is important, you’ll remember it. Your improved memory will extend to other areas in your life as well.
Since memory is an aspect of creativity, you’ll also find that you’re more creative in everything you do.
With easy to follow videos and guided exercises - with specific information about how to practice so that you quickly master the techniques...and start to benefit from this course
Plus access to a bundle of online resources.
An introduction to the course.
We all develop attitudes to and beliefs about reading. Some of these may be accurate and/or helpful, whilst others may be untrue or unhelpful - or both! At the outset of this course I want to get you thinking about your beliefs and attitudes to reading - so that you can set off on the right track from the start.
How to test your reading speed and estimate your level of comprehension. There is also a link to an online speed reading test which allows you to accurately assess your comprehension, along with a table on which you can record your score.
Part of the emphasis on this course is on reading EFFECTIVELY. The key to this is my unique INSEAK system - The INtelligent Strategy for the Effective Acquisition of Knowledge. A unique approach that you can apply to ALL of your reading for information and knowledge.
Here you will gain a rapid overview of the INSEAK approach.
The initial evaluation is one of the fast sorting tools introduced in the INSEAK approach.
Highlighting and note-taking is one of the fast sorting tools introduced in the INSEAK approach.
Skimming is a great tool for gaining a deeper overview of what is in a book or other document.
Scanning is a way to search quickly for specific information.
The KEY tool for reading more effectively is the Rapid Pre-Read - a method for quickly getting a brain-friendly overview of what you are going to read.
While this course is not about Mind Mapping (we have a separate, comprehensive course on Mind Mapping on Udemy), we have included this rapid (99 second) introduction to the technique as it is so useful for note-taking.
The key to reading more quickly is understanding how our eyes work and how our brains take in information. In this video we will show you how that process works and how to use your new understanding to read faster than ever before.
Once you know WHAT to do and HOW to do it, you need to practise. Here I will show you exactly how to practice effectively.
For many people, using a guide to help with reading speed is completely counter-intuitive. Here I will show you WHY it makes an enormous difference and HOW to use a guide to help make reading faster, much, much easier.
Here you will learn about THREE aspects of memory that will ensure you stop wasting your reading and learning time:
- why INTEREST is vital and what to do about it
- how to stop forgetting DURING learing
- how stop forgetting AFTER learining
In this 5 minute lecture you will learn how to take your reading from fast to superfast. You will find out more about how the brain takes in information and a specific technique that will enable your reading speed to accelerate to levels you will only have dreamed about.
How to use the techniques taught on this course, if you are using an E-reader.
Some final points and pointers...
Speed Reading and Mind Mapping since 1978, and teaching thinking skills since 1996, Clive has unparalleled experience of teaching advanced and accelerated learning skills to people at all stages and ages of life.
He has taught thousands of people how to become extraordinary learners - read faster, take effective notes, understand better and remember more. His knowledge is unique and his enthusiasm infectious.
Director of Illumine Training Ltd where we have been working within the professional development and management training industry since 1996. We offer a unique range of training programmes focused on the development of leadership skills and personal skills. We run Leadership, Management and Development all over the world and have an ever growing reputation as the ‘go-to’ training company in many different industry sectors.