In today’s information-laden and time-constrained world we are required to digest an increasing amount of written and printed material. Most people, in their capacity as student, job seeker, employee or leisure reader, want to be able to deal with their daily reading faster and also recall it effectively. This book gives you the means to do just that by: – FINDING the techniques for improvement that work best for you – PROVIDING methods for increasing retention and recall – PROMOTING flexibility – the key to reading efficiently – OFFERING techniques for developing skim-reading – HIGHLIGHTING problem areas and suggesting ways of addressing them The book contains exercises to facilitate your development and assesses your results throughout, ensuring that you come away reading faster and recalling more.
Contents: 1. The starting point; 2. Aims and objectives; 3. Basic methods for improvement; 4. The mechanics of reading; 5. Comprehension and critical reading; 6. Techniques of retention; 7. Techniques for recall; 8. Flexible reading strategies; 9. Skimming strategies; 10. Problems in reading; 11. The finish line; 12. Continuation and follow-up; 13. Record keeping; Answers to Questions; Further reading; Index.