Speed Reading: The Little-Known Time-Saving Superpower
By Abby Marks Beale & Pam Mullan
Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting Up to Speed with What You Read
1 Getting Started Speed Reading
Start here by identifying your reading speed and learning about the speed reading gears.
2 Winning Hands Down
In this chapter, I present the most powerful strategies for reading for speed and concentration.
3 Peripheral Vision and the Power of Prediction
Learn how to use your peripheral vision to read faster.
4 The Eyes Have It
Use key words and thought chunking to improve your reading speed while keeping
(or improving) comprehension.
5 Working on Comprehension
Learn how to trust your brain while learning the speed reading process.
Part 2: Get In, Get Out, and Don’t Go Back
6 Getting Ready to Get In
Turn here to learn how to make the time, set the place, and create the mindset for speed reading.
7 Getting In
Find the important information quickly by cheat reading!
8 Getting Out
Get what you need quickly with skimming, scanning, skipping, and keeping “why?” in mind.
9 Don’t Go Back
Learn how your memory works with remembering and forgetting and how to keep your reading nuggets for future reference.
10 Speed Reading Books and Magazines
Turn here to learn the strategies for reading different kinds of materials.
Part 3: Tuning Up Your Speed
11 What to Speed Read … and What Not To
Know you have a choice for what to read fast and what to slow down on.
12 Speed Reading On-Screen
Get the inside info on increasing your on-screen reading speed.
13 Kick Your Bad Habits, and Watch Your Speed Soar
Are you a daydreamer? Learn how to read faster by challenging your bad reading habits.
Part 4: Overload Management
14 Embrace Your Paper Reading Piles
What you read counts as much as how you read. Learn to read the best and get rid of the rest.
15 Making Your Electronic Piles Inviting
In this chapter, learn to tackle your on-screen “to read” list.
B Timed Reading Exercises
C Personal Progress Charts
D Calculating Your Reading Speed