Frequently Asked Questions
Online Speed Reading Course – Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is this course most suited for?
- What will I learn by taking this course?
- How long is the course?
- When is the course available?
- Can I leave the course in the middle of a module?
- I understand the course is based on Abby’s book 10 Days to Faster Reading. How do I get a copy?
- What if I already own a print version?
- Is this course just a narrated PowerPoint presentation?
- Who teaches the course?
- What if I don’t want to listen to the narration?
- How do I track my progress?
- What topics does the course cover?
- What if I have a question or I don’t understand something?
- Can people with reading disabilities take this course?
- What happens after I finish the course?
- What’s my investment and what discounts are available?
- How long do I have to complete the course?
- Is there a Money-Back Guarantee?
A: This online speed reading course is for ANYONE who wants to get up to speed with what they read. We believe this course can be taken successfully by anyone who reads for any profession especially students in high school or college and business professionals of all kinds. This course is geared for high school age and older.
This course is for you IF YOU. . .
* Have little TIME to read a lot,
* DAYDREAM a lot when you read,
* Feel you’re a SLOW reader,
* Are OVERWHELMED with all you read,
* Read a lot ON-SCREEN,
* Are in school or planning to go back to SCHOOL,
* Haven’t had any reading training since elementary school,
* Have always wanted to take a speed reading class.
A: You will learn how to:
- Double, even triple, your current reading speed.
- Understand and remember more the first time.
- Stay awake and concentrate better with less distractions.
- Remember more of what you read.
- Take control of your reading workload(s).
- Find important information q-u-i-c-k-l-y.
- Take effective notes from non-fiction reading material
- Return to school with confidence.
- Complete standardized reading tests with good results.
- Feel competent reading on-screen while printing less.
- Save time by reading more in less time.
- Reduce your stress.
- Get better grades.
- Feel more confident about ALL your reading abilities.
- Enjoy reading more!
A: The online speed reading course is delivered in nine modules, each taking between 30 and 45 minutes. You can expect to spend around seven hours total taking the course though we don’t recommend you take it all one time! A few modules at a time is ideal allowing time in between to experiment with the concepts before coming back to learn more.
A: The course is available online and on demand at your convenience 24/7. This means you can take the course anytime YOU have time, day or night!
A: Yes, you can leave the course in the middle of a module and when you return you will be able to locate where you left off. Every topic in the course is programmed to let you know whether you didn’t view a segment (indicated in red), viewed it (indicated in yellow), or completed it (indicated in green). You can resume anywhere you want though we suggest you continue from where you were at your last visit. You are encouraged to go back to those topics and exercises you liked and want more practice with.
A: The book 10 Days to Faster Reading has been made into an eBook especially for this course. It is available to you once you register for the course and have begun the Module One. It is located as an Adobe PDF on the top left of the user interface. You can print it if you like (122 pages) and/or keep it open, minimized in your taskbar, for reading on-screen during the course.
A: If you already own a print version of 10 Days to Faster Reading, you can use it; however, the page references in the online course correspond to the pages of the eBook, not the print version. If you get stuck, you can email the instructor for page clarification.
A: Definitely NOT! This online speed reading course has been technologically designed as a sophisticated, highly interactive and user-friendly course that incorporates a lot of Flash programming and animations. There are many animated sections that physically demonstrate the strategies being taught. It has been designed on storyboards, not power point screens. It is narrated by Abby Marks Beale where she teaches you the concepts, not just read about them.
A: This online speed reading course was created, developed and taught by speed reading expert Abby Marks Beale. Abby has taught speed reading to busy people in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government agencies, associations and schools for over 25 years. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading, 10 Days to Faster Reading and a college level study skills text book Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Lifelong Learning (3rd Edition). She is also content editor of Read More, Faster. . . On-Screen written by Pam Mullan.
A: Abby narrates the entire course though the transcript of the narration is available to read on-screen instead. You can mute the audio to read the narration.
A: The online speed reading course is designed for you to track your progress in two ways: 1) statistically through timed reading exercises and tracking your words per minute and comprehension and 2) habitually through a self-evaluation of habits. The course is meant for you to achieve your personal best based on where you started. We strongly suggest that you not compare yourself to anyone but yourself.
A: These are the main topics of the nine modules. Once you are in the course modules, you can download a more detailed outline.
Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: Working with Your Eye and Brain
Module 3: Reducing the Talking
Module 4: Expanding Your Peripheral Vision
Module 5: Securing Comprehension
Module 6: Using your Reading Stick-Shift
Module 7: Organizing Your Reading
Module 8: Finding Information Quickly
Module 9: Keeping Your Keepers
A: If you have a question or need clarification of something, you can “raise your hand” by clicking on the EMAIL button on the user interface and send your question via email to Abby. She will respond within 24 (max 48) hours.
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A: We believe anyone who knows how to read can benefit from the strategies presented in this online speed reading course. We are not remedial reading specialists, rather developmental reading specialists, so we do not guarantee success with every type of reader. However, we have shared this content with people with mild dyslexia and other undiagnosed reading disabilities and most find their reading skills improve. If you decide to take the online speed reading course and find it doesn’t work for you, you can contact us for a refund.
A: Once you complete the nine modules, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the course survey to help us know what went well for you and what we need to improve upon. Then, we will send you one short email a week for just 8 weeks that will remind you about an important aspect of the online speed reading course. Since repetition over time is the key to learning, this follow up communication can help you solidify the concepts you learned.
A: Your investment is just $199. (You can get a $50 off discount coupon if you join our mailing list! If you are from a non-profit, you can contact us for special pricing. We also offer quantity discounts for companies and associations that want to purchase site licenses for their employees. See our Group Licenses page for more.
A: All users have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the online speed reading course. After 90 days, you no longer have access to the course. If you need more time, you will be offered a reduced renewal rate for an additional 90 day timeframe. If you know you will need more time and haven’t heard from us yet, please contact us.
A. YES! We guarantee that the Rev It Up Reading Speed – Online Speed Reading Course will challenge you to break through your old reading habits and replace them with many great new ones. If you are not completely satisfied with your results for any reason, contact us within 15 days of your course expiration for 100% of your money back.
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