Course: (Academically Valid) Speed Reading
Course Code: 2016/07
Date: Friday, 16th December, 2016
Host Library /Course Location: DCU Library, (Glasnevin Campus), Maths Learning Centre
In order for professional (as opposed to recreational) reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic (in terms of appropriately targeted) and critical. This interactive workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more critically.
The course will focus on improving four key areas:
- Absolute speed – some simple techniques to help you (with practice) increase your reading speed and efficiency.
- Strategic focus – questions and techniques to help you consider what to read and how to read it.
- Habitual consistency – tactics to help you work more effectively, process your material and avoid re-work.
- Criticism and Comprehension – questions and techniques to help you criticise and comprehend what you are reading.
Please note: In advance of the course some pre-work will be sent to participants
Audience: All Library staff
Presenter: Dr Steve Hutchinson, Hutchinson Training and Development