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10 Days to Faster Reading

By Abby Marks Beale

Learning to read faster used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading speed in just a few minutes a day. With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed as it shows you how to:

  • Break the bad habits that slow your reading down
  • Develop your powers of concentration
  • Cut your reading time in half
  • Use proven, special designed reading techniques
  • Boost the power of your eyes and brain
  • Learn how to manage your reading workload

This ten-chapter text can help any reader learn how to read faster and more efficiently. Many valuable and practical tips on how to reduce the reading workload. 10 Days to Faster Reading is perfect for the busy professional, educator or student.

224 pages, ISBN 0-446-67667-5, Published by Warner Books

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Recently I have decided that I would like to learn how to speed read. About a week after my initial learning process began, I purchased 10 Days to Faster Reading.  I want to start off by saying that this book has been amazing. I first started 280 wpm and on some time trials I read at around 580wpm.  My comprehension has remained the same throughout all the test trials.  I have become an avid reader over the past few months, and the skills that you have taught me have made me love to read even more. I look forward to applying the skills that I have learned and becoming an even better reader, and a more knowledgeable person. Thank you again, it has been a great experience. Justin P.

2nd Year College Student

Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading

By Abby Marks Beale with Pam Mullan

On Your Marks, Get Set, Read!
Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn’t have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore.

The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence.

• Written by speed reading specialists
• Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors, just about anyone
• Includes how-to strategies
• Tips for reading on paper AND on-screen

All the practice timed reading exercises are non-fiction articles that are comparable to your reading workload and interesting to read!

304 pages, ISBN-10: 1592577784, Published by Alpha/Penguin Books

I am writing this review for people who are starting speed reading. There is no need for you to buy all the books I bought because The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading is by far the best among them all. Simon D.

PhD student

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Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Lifelong Learning

By Abby Marks Beale

Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Lifelong Learning (3rd Edition) is a college level text that provides users with a solid foundation in how to learn. Its introspective focus guides you to discover who you are as a learner and then presents you with strategies that make learning easier. As a result, you increase your learning self-confidence and spend less time learning more.

Success Skills does more than present information – it engages you with activities and exercises that promote immediate usability and permanent retention. You can immediately apply what you learn to all your learning tasks.

Success Skills, the third edition of the original and popular Study Skills: The Tools for Active Learning, takes a logical approach to learning skills that are vital to academic and career success. The school-to-work focus makes the information usable to secondary, collegiate and corporate learners.

Table of Contents – 3rd Edition

  1. Learning by Doing
  2. Discovering Your Learning Style
  3. Creating Concentration
  4. Learning Time Management
  5. Studying Smart
  6. Taking Notes in Class
  7. Taking Notes from Reading Material
  8. Improving Reading Comprehension
  9. Revving Up Your Reading
  10. Mastering Tests
  11. Using Your Critical and Creative Mind
  12. Reading and Researching Online
  13. Writing in the Real World
  14. Appendices

412 pages, ISBN 0-538-72963-5, Published by Cengage/South-Western

*Note to Educators: If you are considering adoption of the Success Skills text for use in the classroom, contact the following toll-free numbers at Cengage/Southwestern Publishing to request a desk copy or the Instructor’s Guide:
High School Educators: 1-800-824-5179
Career School Educators: 1-800-842-3636
College/University Educators: 1-800-423-0563

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