The comprehension for the average or below average reader goes up. Those who already have excellent comprehension will just increase speed while maintaining high comprehension. Our brains can process information as quickly as the images change on a movie. Most people read at the speed of speech or slower; causing boredom and mind wandering. Increasing speed decreases mind wandering and increases comprehension.
We do not use the hand as a pacer. We believe that using the hand is a crutch and covers up the page. We teach eye movements using peripheral vision to see more of the page at once. These techniques work well on computer screens and printed materials. We have small, individualized classes.Like accelerated learning, we teach our students to use their whole brain, and to trust their subconscious. Unlike accelerated learning, we also teach reading strategies for absorbing different kinds of materials.
We simply give you additional tools to choose from when you read. We do not take away any method of reading that you already like. You can choose what reading tools to use depending on your purpose and the nature of the material.
We teach strategies for every kind of reading. We show how to instantly pinpoint just what you need to read, how to read general information 3 to 5 times faster, and a system for mastering detailed information that even includes a note taking method for future use.
The only common denominator we have found is that it is usually someone who is preparing for the next step – getting ready for an entrance exam, a professional exam, a new phase of education or career. We get excellent readers who want the competitive edge and the poorer readers who need more ability and/or confidence to achieve their education or career goals.
Our public courses are held in Columbus, Ohio, over long weekends or once a week for 5 weeks. Corporate courses (usually 12 hours in length) are spread over a period of two days to four weeks. Seminars are available for organizations varying in length from two hours to a full day. Classes and seminars are available at your location for groups of 10 or more.
Learning to speedread requires you to dramatically change a lifetime habit, and changing a lifetime habit requires a good coach. The best way to have a good coach is in a personally taught class. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to a personally taught class. That's why we developed our On-line program for those who can't come to one of our sessions here. If you decide you want more, we will deduct the cost from one of our public classes. Visit our on-line course website to learn more or sign up.
You'll see we use both spellings throughout our web site--the reason for this is that both ways are accepted, and we want to make sure people searching for our information online will find us, regardless of how they've spelled it.