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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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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
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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
- Learning by Doing
- Discovering Your Learning Style
- Creating Concentration
- Learning Time Management
- Studying Smart
- Taking Notes in Class
- Taking Notes from Reading Material
- Improving Reading Comprehension
- Revving Up Your Reading
- Mastering Tests
- Using Your Critical and Creative Mind
- Reading and Researching Online
- Writing in the Real World
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