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speed-reading course

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by CareRx, May 21, 2002.

  1. CareRx

    CareRx Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Can anyone recommend a good speed-reading course in NYC area or on Long Island (NY)?
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  3. rpames

    rpames Optometrist 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Oshkosh, WI
    I can't recommend a good course, but my roommate took one and said it was a waste of time. They basically said to move your eyes faster.
  4. bones

    bones Osteopathic Physician Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    I know very little about courses in NY, but to reply to the other post- I've studied speed reading a little on my own and it upped my verbal mcat score about 3 points, judging from the practice tests I took. Its a matter of learning to use your peripheral vision as you read, and it lets you burn through information at multiple times normal speed w/same (or minimally reduced) comprehension. Takes a lot of energy though- I don't recommend it for pleasure reading!
  5. jasjaz

    jasjaz Member 7+ Year Member

    I have taken a speed reading course twice over the years. It really does help you go faster but you can easily return to your old speed if you don't practice it enough.
  6. Aloha Kid

    Aloha Kid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    In order for speed reading to be effective it takes practice. Unfortunately, most of think it's a quick fix thing right before the MCAT when it really is not.

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