Alvin Tofler, author of Third Wave, contends that we are now in the information age. It is said that power belongs to those who have access to knowledge and information – this we would like to dispute.
These days, tons and tons of material is readily available to anyone at the click of the mouse – that’s true. But if such extensive data is readily available to all people, how is it that not all people have become powerful?
It is our contention that those who are able to wade through tons of information, comprehend, and make use of that knowledge for meaningful purposes – in a shorter period of time – are the ones who hold the key to power. Speed is the key.
The need to substantially accelerate our reading and learning abilities resulted to this book. This book offers techniques that you can make use to hasten the acquisition of skill in reading and comprehension. It presents scientific explanations for the causes of slow reading. It explains how the practice of hearing your ‘inner voice’ actually saying the words you are reading can drastically slow you down.
Speed reading basically covers two areas: reading and comprehension. These go hand in hand. It is useless to study speed reading if you have trouble in absorbing information. You should already be an able reader before you try to speed read. Speed reading will not help you if you have problems in understanding the meaning of the words. To be able to enjoy the full benefits of speed reading, you must already have the necessary faculty to understand college-level materials.
Before starting on any speed reading exercises, you must have the condition of your eyes checked. You might want to adjust your reading glasses. Speed reading will ?exercise? your eyes, and would not unduly strain them and hamper your improvement. Consult the eye doctor for possible advice on how to take care of your eyes. They will provide advice on the best position while reading, proper position of the lamp or light source, what to do when you experience eye strain, etc.
Speed Reading Course