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Working effectively

Speed reading

You probably read a lot of articles, books and other texts, but how can you absorb this information faster? In this training course, you learn to read faster and thus save time. You will also get more out of the texts that you read.

Target group
Lecturer
Superior
Non-academic staff
Researcher
Postdoctoral researcher
Guest
Teacher
Menno Pronker  (Pronker Training & Advies)
Method
Workshop

Say goodbye to your old reading speed and increase your comprehension of texts. You will be given tips and techniques to use when reading that will save you time and increase your enjoyment of reading.

Topics covered

  • Why do we read slowly?
  • Factors that we can change.
  • Speed reading techniques.
  • Practice and development.

What you'll learn

After completing the course, you will easily be able to increase the speed at which you read and understand texts. You will be able to use various speed reading techniques and adopt a proper reading style . You will easily be able to double your average reading speed. As this does require some discipline in the form of simple daily exercises, you will receive email coaching for the first four weeks after the workshop.

Format

In this training course, you will learn techniques that will have you reading and processing information faster. You will also be given plenty of practical tips. You will be able to use these tips and techniques in your work, and can bring your own reading material to the course.

Workload

The course will take place over one 4-hour session. The total workload amounts to 14 hours, including preparation time, attendance and reading.

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