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Work Smarter with Speed Reading: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself Business Skills)

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Summary: Speed reading is about reading (and being able to recall) more written information in less time.Work Smarter with Speed Reading is a practical guide to effective speed reading. It includes tools and information on a variety of reading and memory techniques, including a five-step strategy that will enable you to read any non-fiction material easily. It:Allows you to start using and practising the techniques as you read.Offers a selection of techniques so you can choose the ones that suit you best.Teaches you how to read effectively under pressure.Helps you to concentrate in noisy and distracting environments.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of speed reading and time-saving techniques.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.Teaches you the basics of speed reading in less than an hour. After 30 minutes, you will be able to practise your new skills when reading the rest of the book, finishing it in a fraction of the time you would have taken previously.Both a work book and a reference book.Follows a unique five-step system to help you increase your speed effectivelyEach chapter may be referred to independently to make it easy for you to locate the information you need.Table of Contents: 1. IntroductionHow to use this bookFrequently asked questions2. The Five-Step Reading SystemIntroduction to the systemReading for levels of meaningReading with a purpose3. Speed ReedingWhere are you now?Increasing your basic reading rateExercises4. It's All in the Words - Developing Your VocabularyWhy increasing your vocabulary speeds up your readingHow to increase your vocabulary5. ConcentrationTips for improving your concentrationExercises6. MemoryTechniques for remembering what you readMulti-sensory reading7. A Book is a Book is a BookReading different types of material for different reasonsCritical reading8. Your Eyes and Effective ReadingReading for understandingExercising your eyesReading more than one line at a time9. Distractions and SolutionsLack of concentrationPhysical and work distractionsClearing your desk of distractions10. Real-World ReadingPrioritising and planningFinding information fastA plan for reducing your readingEvaluating progress11. Working and Studying for a LivingManaging time12. Useful Information and Speed Practice TestThe makings of languageEstablishing your current reading rate13. What Next?Guidelines for your 21-day programmeTeach someone elseThe A-Z of effective readingFurther readingAbout the Author(s): Tina Konstant is a coach, resarcher and professional speaker on human potential and learning skills. She has taught speed reading across all business sectors and has produced and presented a series of television programmes on effective learning.

Like everyone, Tina has a hectic life managing career and family; in this new edition she shows that it's not just reading fast that counts, it's about managing information.
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ISBN-13: 9781444102536
ISBN-10: 1444102532
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.19 kg
Ediția: Rev ed.
Editura: Hodder & Stoughton
Seria Teach Yourself Business Skills


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1. Introduction How to use this book Frequently asked questions 2. The Five-Step Reading System Introduction to the system Reading for levels of meaning Reading with a purpose 3. Speed Reeding Where are you now? Increasing your basic reading rate Exercises 4. It's All in the Words - Developing Your Vocabulary Why increasing your vocabulary speeds up your reading How to increase your vocabulary 5. Concentration Tips for improving your concentration Exercises 6. Memory Techniques for remembering what you read Multi-sensory reading 7. A Book is a Book is a Book Reading different types of material for different reasons Critical reading 8. Your Eyes and Effective Reading Reading for understanding Exercising your eyes Reading more than one line at a time 9. Distractions and Solutions Lack of concentration Physical and work distractions Clearing your desk of distractions 10. Real-World Reading Prioritising and planning Finding information fast A plan for reducing your reading Evaluating progress 11. Working and Studying for a Living Managing time 12. Useful Information and Speed Practice Test The makings of language Establishing your current reading rate 13. What Next? Guidelines for your 21-day programme Teach someone else The A-Z of effective reading Further reading

Notă biografică

Tina Konstant is a coach, resarcher and professional speaker on human potential and learning skills. She has taught speed reading across all business sectors and has produced and presented a series of television programmes on effective learning. Like everyone, Tina has a hectic life managing career and family; in this new edition she shows that it's not just reading fast that counts, it's about managing information.