Reading Efficiently

by David Barker

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Many books have been written about speed reading or reading efficiency. Most expand on the basics presented here, and then present the author’s own particular advice and techniques. It is recommended that you read several of the books, and find the techniques that work best for you.

Triple your reading speed

Wade E Cutler, 4th Ed published by Pocket Books, 2003, 416 pages.

This book covers all the basics and contains many exercises and texts on which to practise. A particular feature is the extended reading list of full-length books, such as Animal Farm and Mutiny on the Bounty, together with comprehension tests.

The mind map book: radiant thinking – major evolution in human thought

Illustrated version by Tony Buzan with Barry Buzan, published by BBC Active, 2003.

This book is the definitive guide to Mind Mapping® written by the inventor. It is richly illustrated by examples of Mind Maps and as well as teaching the basic method, it describes many possible uses.

The speed reading book

Tony Buzan, published by BBC Active, 2003.

As well as covering techniques for speed reading, this book claims to improve your general knowledge. It includes a description of the Mind Map® method.


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