The Speed Reading Process: Expand Your Knowledge!

Tackle a huge amount of informative literature in no time! Become the expert in any topic & set yourself up for success!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Imagine that you could read three times as fast. How would your life look like? You would be able to read three times more and become an expert in any domain. Another possibility would be to do other stuff with the time you gain on reading.

The good news is that our brain is capable to read three times as fast as we normally do. We only need the appropriate techniques. This course offers what you are looking for:

1) This course will take your current reading to a higher level. During traditional reading, the normal way of reading, you experience several negative effects such as:

  • Vocalization: do you know the feeling of pronouncing every word in your head?
  • Mind-wandering: do you know the feeling of reading but not paying attention?
  • Jumping back: do you know the feeling of re-starting the reading of what you just read

In this course we deal with all these negative effects so we can speed up our reading.

2) This course threats speed reading as a step by step process to collect and remember information. The power of the speed reading process in this course is that we go several times through the book. Repetition is the mother of all knowledge. Here we focus on the real speed that comes from repetition, not from the first reading. Step by step we will build on top of what we already know. This speed reading process is a speed learning process.

3) This course contains theoretical background information as well as a huge amount of practical guidelines. All techniques are very concrete, there is no room for misinterpretation. For each step in the speed reading process there is a wrap-up demonstration video that shows what you should do. You will get step by step instructions, there is no information overload.

What are the requirements?

  • The only requirements are a positive mindset and a willingness to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will expand your knowledge: process a huge amount of informative literature in no time
  • Your productivity will increase: do more in less time
  • You will experience a confidence boost: set yourself up for success!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is developed for everyone that should process huge amounts of informative literature

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to speed reading
08:23

In this lecture you will learn why I developed this course. I also explain why speed reading is important, why we should become reading machines, and what the course expectations are.

06:59

In this lecture I explain that speed reading is a way to continue your successful reading career. We will have a look at typical feelings you experience during traditional reading and how this can be solved by speed reading.

04:50

In this lecture I give you some reading speed figures and I tell you how to measure your current reading speed.

07:36

In this lecture the outline of the course is discussed.

Section 2: Building blocks for speed reading
06:46

In this lecture I spend some words on how you should act, think and not think during this course. Finally, the outline of section 2 is presented.

07:18

In this lecture I discuss the four reasons why we read so slowly, namely: vocalization, negative mind-wandering, positive mind-wandering and jumping back.

13:06

In this lecture the concept of goal setting is introduced. I discuss the Pareto principle, the importance of goal setting and how to formulate a goal. Finally, a concrete example is given.

05:25

In this lecture I discuss the benefits of reading with a pointer. I also show the difference between reading with and without a pointer.

07:30

In this lecture I give an introduction to supersonic reading. I explain how our brain works and more specifically, the important pattern recognition property. Finally, I end with some words on how we can switch from vocal reading to visual reading.

05:14

In this lecture I give an introduction to mindmapping. I explain how it works and I provide some concrete guidelines.

02:09

In this lecture I review what we have learned in section 2.

Section 3: The speed reading process in 6 steps
04:24

This lecture is an introduction to the speed reading process, the topic of section 3.

02:38

In this lecture I discuss the first step in the speed reading process, namely exploring. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step.

04:37

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the exploring step.

04:29

In this lecture I discuss the second step in the speed reading process, namely goal setting. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step.

06:48

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the goal setting step.

03:08

In this lecture I discuss the third step in the speed reading process, namely scanning. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step.

02:23

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the scanning step.

09:16

In this lecture I discuss the fourth step in the speed reading process, namely supersonic reading. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step. I will teach you the supersonic reading by applying three actions.

06:23

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the supersonic reading step.

05:46

In this lecture I discuss the penultimate step in the speed reading process, namely mindmapping. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step.

06:25

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the mindmapping step.

03:13

In this lecture I discuss the final step in the speed reading process, namely recalling. I explain why it is important and how you should do this step.

04:01

In this wrap-up demonstration video I show you how to do the recalling step.

03:47

In this lecture I review what we have learned in section 3.

Section 4: You are a speed reader now!
05:23

In this lecture I discuss some important next steps and how you can set yourself up for success.

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Instructor Biography

Dries Couckuyt, Speed reading instructor at Udemy

As an instructor at Udemy my aim is to share my knowledge and expertise in order to set up other students for success. I'm gathering knowledge and skills for 10 years now. I studied economics, communication sciences, and a lot of personal development related topics. Furthermore, I'm an experienced researcher. It is time to share my profound background in many topics to other students who can benefit from this. By creating accessible and well-structured courses I want to share my expertise on the Udemy platform.

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