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Speedy and Strategic Reading

Although all students can read, not everyone is able to use speed reading techniques and read strategically. If you’d like to study more efficiently, being able to speed read is a useful skill to have. In this course, you not only learn to read up to three times faster, but also to read more efficiently and to remember what you have read.

By the end of this course you will understand how to
• use speed reading techniques
• when to use speed reading techniques
• read and study more efficiently
• make effective use of various techniques to remember what you have read

Dr Edith Schouten studied English at the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Durham (UK). After her graduation, she went on to do a PhD in applied linguistics. Edith now has over twenty years of experience as a senior trainer at Radboud in’to Languages, the university’s language and communication centre, where she teaches a wide range of  courses in general English,  and academic English. In addition, she  is involved in teacher training programmes and develops teaching materials and assessments.

The course consists of four two-hour sessions. The first session is focused on speed reading. How does it work and what do you need to do to master this skill? (spoiler alert: practice makes perfect). During the second meeting, we will combine speed reading and smart reading and we will look at different techniques that will help you study.  Session 3 is all about speed reading and memory, and session 4 will be about perfecting and applying the different techniques.

The course consists of 4 sessions which will take place on Monday evenings between 18:30 and 20:30:
Monday 3 April
Monday 17 April
Monday 8 May
Monday 22 May

Between sessions will be asked to practice regularly, to study the course materials and to show that you are able to put the theory and techniques  into practice.

Course materials and slides will be shared on Brightspace.