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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