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How To Read Better & Faster 4th Edition (English, Paperback, Lewis N)

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How To Read Better & Faster 4th Edition  (English, Paperback, Lewis N)

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    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: GOYAL
    • ISBN: 9788183070768, 8183070760
    • Edition: 4th Edition, 2005
    • Pages: 240
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    Description

    How To Read Better And Faster teaches a variety of effective techniques for improving reading speed, concentration, and retention.

    Summary Of The Book

    A classic book, written by the English language expert Norman Lewis, How To Read Better And Faster was used as a guide book by several top-notch universities, the Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force to improve the reading skills and abilities of their students and trainees.

    How To Read Better And Faster imparts the skills and techniques for improving one’s reading abilities so as to get the most from the written word, be it books, newspapers, texts, or magazines. The book is based on the idea that in order to read better, one must have enhanced levels of both, retention, and concentration. Effective speed reading involves not just the number of words an individual can read per minute, but rather, focuses on how many words are understood clearly.

    With this in mind, the author presents effective tools and techniques for improving powers of retention, and reading speed, guiding readers on how to better their concentration on the reading material at hand, build on their word vocabulary, quickly scan a page and grasp its main ideas, build efficiency, and save time while sifting through volumes of bulky reading material.

    Practical in approach, How To Read Better And Faster lays out its goals and then presents the ways in which these can be achieved. It suggests many ways for speed reading, offering relevant exercises, designed to increase reading speed. This methodology allows readers to apply the skills learnt, and test themselves through practise.

    Divided into 14 chapters, the book includes topics such as, How To Read with Aggressive Comprehension, How To Skim, and How To Read With A Questioning Mind. A highly useful book, How To Read Better And Faster helps people from all walks of life, to improve their reading skills, including students required to leaf through pages of detailed study material during exam preparation, business professionals who do a lot of report-reading everyday, and those in research, who have to read and analyse large volumes of reference data.

    About Norman Lewis

    Norman Lewis was a noted grammarian and author, and considered an expert on the English language.

    He has also written several bestselling books including, 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary, Rapid Vocabulary Builder, Correct Spelling Made Easy, Better English, and Word Power Made Easy.

    Born on 30th December, 1912, in New York, he published his first article at the age of eleven, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in English from Columbia University. Having begun a teaching career at City College of New York, and New York University, he taught English for more than three decades, at Rio Hondo College in California, and passed away at the age of 93, in 2006.

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    Specifications
    Publication Year
    • 2005
    Edition Type
    • New Revised
    Table of Contents
    • Preface
      1. How to Read Better and Faster than You Now do
      2. How to develop a sense of Urgency When You Read
      3. How to Vary Your Rate According to Your purpose
      4. How to Read for main Ideas
      5. All About Perception
      6. Inner Speech Lip Movements, Vocalization and Regressions
      7. How to Get the Gist Quickly
      8. Test You Reading Vocabulary
      9. How to Read with Aggressive Comprehension
      10. How to X-Ray Material
      11. How to Skim
      12. More Practice in driving for the Gist
      13. How to Whip through Material with Good Comprehension
      14. How to Read with a Questioning Mind
      Appendix: Improvement Charts Phases
      Index
      Index to Excerpts and Selections by Author and Publications

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    5

    How to Read Better and Faster

    An average Indian reader reading English script will have a wpm of 220-280. This book will definitely take your wpm count beyond 350.

    The book is a methodical home trainer, with regular practice on lit pieces alongside the book will give you a 80-95% comprehension and a high reading speed in 2-3 months.

    I would recommend it a must to anyone who are struggling to increase their RC and its so much easy after you pick up that speed and comprehension. Now I read newspapers with so much easy a...
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    Santosh Angadageri

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    Most Important book for English Readers

    A brilliant book by Norman Lewis which sets your reading patterns straight. The book offers a simple and logical way of reading with methods which overall changes our perspective of comprehending the information from a journal. Helps to sort out relevant and irrelevant contexts while letting us know the things to grasp while we read something. A must for MBA and government job entrances where a commanding control over English becomes essential. So grab a copy as soon as you can to improve you...
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    Shakti Nayan

    14 Jan, 2015

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    Very Useful

    This is a nice book and has some real and simple steps to increase your reading speed.
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    Sumit Das

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    13 Sep, 2011

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    Highly effective and very practical!

    This book is like a workbook, wherein you get tips and techniques to improve your reading speed followed by exercises to practice these techniques. You also get to keep measuring your reading speed regularly, so you can definitely see for yourself whether these techniques are effective or not.

    If you go through this book diligently, am sure your reading speed would improve a lot in due course of time.
    But don't expect that without practicing diligently you will suddenly improve your reading...
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    Aravind

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    20 Jul, 2014

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    BETTER N FASTER

    I don't want to repeat it again but I have to,Flipcart's delivery is fastest I have ever seen across Online Shopping portals.About book:I am going through it, and I find it very scientific and systematic.I have gone through half of this book, and my WPM has increased drastically from 160 WPM to 300WPM within 1.5 months.Hats off!The most important thing is that It has developed my interest in reading(I finished a light novel in single sitting of 7-8 hrs which previously was impossible!)
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    AAYUSH KUMAR

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    Stop ur search here :)

    You will never have encountered a book so effective that u get overwhelmed by its positives so much that u don't have time time to find flaws in it. For anyone looking to not just increase reading speed but make himself an efficient reader this book is a boon....Go 4 it do not think!!
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    Abhishek Jaiswal

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    7 May, 2012

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    Really Nice

    Norman Lewis never makes me sad...
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    SANTANU KUNDU

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    5 May, 2018

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    a must for everyone

    pros:
    easy to read and understand
    divided into different parts
    good practice material
    self analysis at every step you take.

    cons:
    none, at the end of ch 1 you read faster.
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    abhay kant

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    30 Jul, 2014

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    Delightful

    good book for comprehensive knowledge
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    Flipkart Customer

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    22 Dec, 2018

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    Wonderful

    Product is in good condition as well as given by flipkart. The book is worth of price. But the delivery boys behavior was very dissapointing.
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    manoj kumar pradhan

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Does the book have a flash meter card in between the pages? Otherwise, it will be a complete disappointment for me.
    A:yes
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    Q:Will it enhance my interest in reading?
    A:Yes it is based on timing reading like a hame
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    Q:how to use the fixation card that is found inside?
    A:Hide the sentence with the card and then slowly move it down to make the sentence visible and then again hide with card.This fixation exercise is for assuming the sentence w/o fully seeing it.
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