This post contains my personal notes about the big ideas in Abby Marks-Beale’s 10 Days to Faster Reading. My book notes are different than. Review: ’10 Days to Faster Reading’ by Abby Marks-Beale. When reading non- fiction, reading a book word-for-word is often a sub-optimal approach: non-linear . 10 Days to Faster Reading PDF Summary by Abby Marks-Beale is your shortcut to acquiring the right skills to master speed reading.
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There are however 2 points I like to point out explicitly that I find very helpful and can make a big difference for your reading speed: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Jump-Start Your Reading Skills! Speed reading used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading in just a few minutes a day.
With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed as it shows you how to: And All in 10 Days!
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View all 4 comments. Every one need to read faster. Jan 23, Tom rated it it was ok Shelves: Once you have read through the book, you wish you had used the techniques on the actual book itself. Too many books, to little time, we readers seem to face the same problem all the time. It leads to the question: How to read more with marks-beape same comprehension within a shorter time? That’s the fastee of this book.
A well organized book, with simple and practical tips to improve reading speed and maintain comprehension, useful for non-fiction book lovers. I applied the techniques to this book and it turned out to take far less time to finish than usual. Will definitely continue using the tips for Too many books, ahby little time, we readers reaving to face the same problem all the time.
Will definitely continue using the tips for my future reading.
Review: ’10 Days to Faster Reading’ by Abby Marks-Beale
Feb 12, Kevin rated it really liked it. This book did a decent job in helping me increase both my reading speed and retention.
It’s common to think you forgot or skipped understanding something, but the reality is you probably got it or would get it the first time if you were more focused. Always do a very fast skimming readingg the material you’re about to read before you plow through it.
Definitely has some good techniques to improve reading. For some reason I have always found it difficult to put most of them into action. Jan 18, Batool rated it it was amazing.
Jan 30, Marshall rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this book with the hope of learning to read faster. I did learn to read faster, but barely. I increased my reading speed only slightly. Only a few of the tricks in this book helped me, because even though I already knew them, it was good to be reminded of them.
Things like focusing on keywords, not letting the mind wander, avoiding subvocalization, and using peripheral vision. The rest of the book not only didn’t help, they positively slowed me down.
Like the “pacers,” which is the techniq 1 read this book with the hope of learning to read faster. Like the “pacers,” which is the technique of using reaing to track your place as you read. I found pacers distracting, and it was annoying that every fastr chapter introduced a new variant on the same concept.
Toward the end, the author harps a lot on the benefits markd-beale pre-viewing, skimming, and scanning. Pre-viewing, I found, was a waste of my time. Skimming and scanning aren’t really reading, but simply a proactive way to avoid reading certain things, so I don’t consider them speed reading techniques.
10 Days to Faster Reading – Abby Marks-Beale – The Personal MBA
This book is based on a metaphor of car racing, and uses a lot of concepts and vocabulary from car racing. This was cheesy, but it didn’t hurt. The best thing about this book is that it’s concise.
Sep 04, James rated it really liked it. Three and a half stars. The first five or so chapters are fairly helpful, especially if you aren’t familiar with the concept of speed reading. I had several major issues with the book, though. First, it was extremely repetitive.
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Second, the book appeared to be aimed at people who don’t like to read or who see little value in reading. Third, the whole race car analogy that the author maintained throughout the book was tedious and labored.
Finally, the book, although published inis quite da Three and a half stars.
Finally, the book, although published inis quite dated in spots, especially where reference is made to anything digital. I decided to round up to four stars rather then three because it’s obvious the author cares about her subject and put in a great deal of work on the book.
That the book and I didn’t mesh is more my fault than the author’s. May 27, Ha Truong rated it it was amazing Shelves: The road to knowledge begins with the turn of a page.
I believe after reading this book, you can turn many pages to knowledge which also open many opportunities to your life. Aug 25, Eric rated it really liked it. Of the many books that I have read on improving reading speed and comprehension, this is hand-down the best!
Dec 15, Ahmed A. Zaki rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Aug 24, Nessy Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book thanks to Blinkist.
The key message in this book: For most of us, reading training ends in elementary school, which means our adult reading habits are seriously outdated. Take a break every 20 minutes. Research shows that, while reading, people can only concentrate effectively for about 20 minutes at I read this book thanks to Blinkist. Give yourself a five-minute break every 20 to 30 minutes so your brain and eyes can rest.
Adler and Charles van Doren Since How to Read a Book was first published inthe blank sheet of paper that faces you when you start an essay or report has been replaced by the blinking cursor in a blank Word document. Be the boss of books with this effective approach to reading and understanding texts of all kinds. Dec 31, Johnny Graber rated it really liked it. Abby Marks Beale explains in this 10 day course different techniques you can use to read faster.
I read a lot and hoped with this book to push my reading speed a bit up. So far I only find the technique of pre-view reading worth investigating.
Therefore you should give it a try. Sep 28, Brenna rated it did not like it Shelves: A book filled with systems on speed-reading, highly reliant upon “props” index cards, ballpoint pens, hilighters, the human finger, etc. Also, the author relies heavily, heavily, heavily upon a racecar metaphor, which is carried through to at least quite near the end of the book. Pit-stops, engine overhauls, stick-shifts, road maps for a “race!? By the time each new chapter begins, the reader has absolutely had it with the tired, all-too-obvious comparison.
The book itsel A book filled with systems on speed-reading, highly reliant upon “props” index cards, ballpoint pens, hilighters, the human finger, etc.
The book itself, however, is printed in a larger font than most, and is easily “speed-read” in and of itself. Jul 13, Kunal rated it really liked it.
Part of what is called Syntopical Reading: