The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience. So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
I love to read and always have a book on the go. I wondered how speed reading worked so I thought this would be an interesting book.
The book is broken up into seven chapters/days:
- Sunday - The five-step system
- Monday - Speed reading (this is the chapter where you actually learn how)
- Tuesday - Remember what you read
- Wednesday - Your eyes and effective reading
- Thursday - Distractions and solutions
- Friday - Reading different types of material for different reasons
- Saturday - What next?
Rather than read the book in one sitting (it's short so can be done), I read a chapter a day. The book discusses the five step process, pacing, how to deal with distractions, skimming versus scanning, reading with your eyes rather than your eyes, etc. and has questions (a test) at the end of each chapter to re-enforce what you've read. You can use the techniques for novels but it works best with non-fiction.
There are blank pages in the back where you can take notes ... in fact, you are encouraged to makes notes in the margins of books or highlight things.
It takes practice ... there is a template for a 21 day program in the back on the book. I'll give it a try.
I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.