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T-Pod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus, University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

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Smarter Speed Reading

Simone Apel

This workshop will introduce some of the concepts of 'smarter reading' to you - that is, the ability to read faster without losing comprehension. Using practical exercises you will analyse your own reading style, identify bad habits (often formed over many years since you first learn to read!) and learn some new techniques to speed up your reading AND improve your comprehension. Looking at concentration, character recognition, eye movement fixations, and using tools such as pacers and a four-step strategy to improve retention, this hands-on workshop will kick-start 'smarter reading' and, with practice, encourage more efficient reading of not only academic articles but all types of material.

By using and practising the tools offered in this workshop you should be able to…

  • Save time by reading faster without losing comprehension.
  • Overcome ineffective reading habits that may be holding you back.
  • Select the most helpful reading techniques for you.
  • Use skimming and scanning techniques and know when to apply them.
  • Develop greater retention of information for recall at a later date.

There are only 7 places on this workshop so that full attention is given to all attendees during practical exercises. This workshop is repeated on January 26th 2016 and April 21st 2016. 1-1 training is also available - please contact Simone for further details.

This workshop is open to early career researchers* and any student currently registered on a research degree programme at the University of Northampton. Further information is available from Simone Apel (simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk; 01604 893418).

* We define Early Career Researchers (ECRs) as those members of University staff starting out on their career whose work role involves a substantial amount of research.

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T-Pod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus, University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

United Kingdom

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Organiser The Graduate School, The University of Northampton

Organiser of Smarter Speed Reading (Nov 2015)

The Graduate School plays a central role providing a University-wide framework for skills development, career preparation and administration to support all postgraduate research degree students, their supervisors and early career researchers.

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