- Tens of thousands of
students have completed the live Effective Reading Course since 1984.
After more than five years of development, the entire course is now available online.
- There are four
classes, each with three lessons. All you need is a high speed
internet connection on your laptop or desktop. There are no scheduled classes to
scheduling is easy and flexible.
- Each lesson is like
sitting down for a 1-on-1 tutoring session with an instructor who has
been teaching the course since 1995.
- The content is delivered through any web
browser with audio, video,
slides, and pictures.
- The course is not just an
information dump, but is designed to teach you specific skills,
strategies and tactics to improve your ability to read, understand, and
Click the link below for a brief video that shows you how the program is structured and set up once you enroll.
Each lesson is interactive,
filled with demonstrations and examples, activities, exercises, and interactive
notes for you to print and fill out.
- During the class lessons,
you will use a combination of our reading material and your own books.
- In between lessons, 100%
of the practice is in your own material. We suggest taking a week
between each class in order to fully integrate what you have learned.
- Each lesson is divided into
two sections that on average, take about 50-60 minutes to complete.
There is a short break in between each section. Some lessons are shorter
and one lesson is 90 minutes.
- Each lesson has review questions
to help you learn the material.
- You will be guided
through the entire program step by step.
- Email and phone support
with an actual instructor is
The online course works best for self-motivated
students who will complete the lessons on their own and have the
discipline to practice the skills in their own materials.
This course is designed for post-graduate,
college, and college-bound high school students. Junior high school
students have also successfully completed the program.
baseline 7th grade reading ability is required.
While the program is designed for students who
are fluent in English, many ESL students have achieved success with
Students with Dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD have done
very well with this program.
Students with a positive attitude, who make A's
and B's do very well with this program
Students who make C's and D's can greatly
benefit from this course, but must have the discipline and
motivation to complete the program.
You will need external speakers or headphones,
and access to a printer to print out the materials. No materials will
You will need your own books (textbooks or
non-fiction and fiction) for practice during and between lessons.
If you have any questions as to whether or not this course is a
good fit for you, email or call John.
your baseline reading speed and comprehension in standardized
material and your reading speed in two other kinds of
material, including a book of your choice.
- How to create success with
- Set your own goals for improvement
traits of effective readers
- The truth about using
your fingers to read
- How to increase your reading speed
- Find and using your natural focus
- 3 things to do with the book to increase your reading speed
- The best and worst places to read for comprehension and
- 4 additional exercises to increase your reading
- Learn the 6-step Reading Strategy: a multi-layered
approach to reading that
improves your speed, focus,
comprehension, and retention.
- 5 things to do with a book
before you read it to boost your comprehension
- An advanced
skill for becoming familiar with the text before you read (some students will practice this skill enough to read between
1,000 - 5,000 words per minute with fair to good comprehension)
- How regular notes waste your time and work against your
- Three keys to make
brain-friendly notes that will virtually guarantee that you pass
- 16 examples of brain-friendly notes from students
who have completed the course
- 6 common mistakes that
students make with brain friendly notes and how to avoid them
Common questions and concerns
The relationship between
comprehension and speed
Steps to mastering effective
The relationship between results and
The journey to mastery - what to do if you get
3 new advanced methods for increasing your
- 4 concepts that make it possible to read over 400 words
- Prove to yourself that comprehension is
possible at 400 - 800 words per minute
- Read an entire
short story at 700+ words per minute - with comprehension
- Additional method for
increasing your reading speed
- 8 keys to improve your
- 8 additional examples of brain-friendly notes -
what works and what doesn't
How to customize your reading method for
comfort, and comprehension
Why highlighting and
underlining are two of the worst study methods
and what to
How to know exactly what to put into your
notes after you finish reading
Four old reading habits and
how they change as you practice
effective rapid reading
- The balance of comprehension and retention
- 6 keys
for improving your comprehension
- Using text structure
to improve comprehension
- Understanding how paragraphs
- 7 types of direction words the author
uses to improve your comprehension
- How to identify main
ideas and details
- How to break down a text to improve
- 5 keys to making
notes from a live lecture or class
- How to make concise
notes from professors who skip around or go off on tangents
- Convert your old, lengthy, boring, hard-to-study lecture
super concise brain-friendly notes that will
virtually guarantee an A on the test
11 strategies for making A's on tests
6 tips to handle
mild or moderate test anxiety
- Evaluation in standardized reading material to measure
- 9 tips to cut your study time, raise
and make learning easier and more enjoyable
- 5 steps to better
- How sleep affects your learning
- 3 tips
for getting better sleep
- How to stop falling asleep in
- The secret of power naps
- What to drink
for optimal focus and concentration
- 7 things you must
avoid eating when you read or study
- 16 tips on what and
how to eat to improve your focus, concentration, and grades
- Twelve foods that may be impairing your ability to think
clearly and what to do about it
to download a pdf file which
has 36 written evaluations from students across the U.S. who have
completed the course.
two options to enroll in the course.
for the details and tuition.
98% of the students who complete the program are happy with their results.
Complete the entire program within 30 days. Practice the
exercises, fill out the interactive notes,
and use all of the skills
for school or work. If you are taking the course while not enrolled in
use all the skills in reading material of your choice. Call or
email one a certified instructor
if you have questions or need help.
If you do not at least double your reading speed with
comprehension (as measured in standardized pre and post-tests, just email
a copy of your completed notes and practice records to show us that you
completed the program,
we will refund 100% of your tuition.
For best results, the program should be completed
within 30 days. However, you will have access to the program for an
additional 30 days (60 days total) to give you a chance to review the
material as needed.
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