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Introduction to the five-step system
Step 1: Prepare
Step 2: Preview
Step 3: Passive reading
Step 4: Active reading
Step 5: Selective reading
Reading for levels of meaning
Reading with a purpose
TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER
Speed reading
Factors contributing to speed
Where are you now?
Increasing your basic reading rate
How to use a pacer
Skimming and scanning
Speed reading and getting the message
Bilingual speed readers
Speed reading graph
It ’ s all in the words – developing your vocabulary
Why increasing your vocabulary speeds up your reading
How to increase your vocabulary
The source of it all – roots, suffixes and prefixes
Specialized vocabulary
Concentration
The importance of concentration
Stress and memory
Tips for improving your concentration
Exercises to increase and improve concentration
Memory myths
Short-term, intermediate and long-term memory
How memory works
Techniques for remembering what you read
Multi-sensory reading
Forgetting
A book is a book is a book
Critical reading
Your eyes and effective reading
Speed reading basics
Reading for understanding
Reading more than one line at a time
How to prevent and cure eyestrain
Reading from a PC monitor
Eye nutrition
Distractions and solutions
Lack of concentration
Physical distractions
Environmental issues
Work distractions
Clearing your desk of distractions
Real-world reading
Information bottleneck
Prioritizing and planning
Coping with meetings
Finding information fast
New jobs, projects and clients
A plan for reducing your reading
Evaluating your progress
Working and studying for a living
Before you begin
Managing time
Useful information and speed practice text
The makings of language
Critical language for critical reading
Establishing your current reading rate
What next?
Guidelines for your 21-day programme
Teach someone else the basics of speed reading
The A to Z of effective reading
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Speed Reading

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