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TitleWork Smarter with Speed Reading: A Teach Yourself Guide, 3rd Edition
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Table of Contents
                            Cover
Book title
Contents
Meet the author
Only got a minute?
Only got five minutes?
Only got ten minutes?
Introduction
1 The five-step reading system
	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
2 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
	Exercises to increase your speed reading rate and flexibility
	Speed reading graph
	Ten things to remember
3 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
	Ten things to remember
4 Concentration
	The importance of concentration
	Stress and memory
	Tips for improving your concentration
	Exercises to increase and improve concentration
	Ten things to remember
5 Memory
	Memory myths
	Short-term, intermediate and long-term memory
	How memory works
	Techniques for remembering what you read
	Multi-sensory reading
	Forgetting
	Ten things to remember
6 A book is a book is a book
	Reading different types of material for different reasons
	Critical reading
	Ten things to remember
7 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
	Ten things to remember
8 Distractions and solutions
	Lack of concentration
	Physical distractions
	Environmental issues
	Work distractions
	Clearing your desk of distractions
	Ten things to remember
9 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
	Ten things to remember
10 Working and studying for a living
	Before you begin
	Managing time
	Ten things to remember
11 Useful information and speed practice test
	The makings of language
	Critical language for critical reading
	Establishing your current reading rate
	Ten things to remember
12 What next?
	Guidelines for your 21-day programme
	Teach someone else the basics of speed reading
	The A to Z of effective reading
	Ten things to remember
Taking it further
Index
	A
	B
	C
	D
	E
	F
	G
	H
	I
	K
	L
	M
	N
	O
	P
	Q
	R
	S
	T
	U
	V
	W
                        

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