Learn effective speed reading with Memletics
One of the key messages we received from our regular Memletics.com User
Survey was that people want
to know how to read faster. In the usual Memletics spirit, what started as a short supplement
has turned into this complete course on effective speed reading.
We've looked at good speed reading courses, analyzed educational research and filtered the
hype to create this new course. We've applied the Memletics principle of 'no silver bullets.'
We've also added information not found in any other speed reading course we're aware of -
information that's critical in today's online world.
This course is the 'Memletics™
Effective Speed Reading Course.' In short, this course will give you the information you need to
significantly improve your reading speed. You'll learn how to read faster, whether its on paper
or on screen.
What does the course include?
The course is distributed as a printable PDF file
with 110 full size letter/A4
pages. You can download the course within 10 minutes from this site. The course contains the following modules:
- Module 1: Introduction. Introduction to the course, common reading myths, six parts
to effective reading, and a reading speed check.
- Module 2: Optimize your Alphabetics. Check and protect your eyesight. Guidelines
for printing or reading on screen, how to optimize printed text, how to optimize your monitor.
- Module 3: Increase your vocabulary. Why vocabulary is important for speed reading,
top techniques to improve vocabulary, and further ways to develop a great vocabulary.
- Module 4: Develop your fluency. Check your basic fluency skills, how to support
fluency, and how to significantly improve it.
- Module 5: Learn to skim read. What is skim reading, how to do it, and various
levels of skim reading .
- Module 6: Learn reading strategies. Learn how to use specific
strategies depending on your purpose and the type of material you are
- Module 7: Improve your comprehension. The overall goal for reading effectiveness.
Includes three complimentary extracts from the Memletics Manual on concentration, locating
material, and exploring material.
The course also includes a 13 page workbook that guides you through a 4 week program.
Why is the Memletics course different?
Here are just some of the reasons why the Memletics Effective Speed Reading Course is
different to any other course:
- Packed with useful, concise information. We haven't filled out the manual with
semi-useful information. We don't give detailed explanation of how the eye works or the theory
of reading. We give you the information you need and how to apply it.
- Test your eyes for reading. In the US, more than 60% of the population have vision
problems that need correction using prescription glasses. More than half of the population
haven't had an eye test in the last 2 years. We've included three eye tests that can indicate
vision problems that directly affect reading. While these don't replace proper eye testing,
they can indicate potential problems you might need correcting.
- Optimizing printed text. Learn the optimum settings for printing out text to read
- Optimizing computer monitors. Is your computer monitor configured properly? The
images on the right are from exactly the same hardware. The top one is using default settings
from the manufacturer. The bottom one is using optimized settings. The course contains
detailed instructions, with screenshots, showing how to optimize your monitor (XP/Win2000).
- Get it now & print it. You can download it straight after ordering. Unlike many other ebooks, you can print ours on your own printer.
Compare the contents and all the features above, and you'll agree there's no other course
like this one.
What are readers saying?
Mark (West Virginia, USA):
Thank you for your download of the Speed Reading draft. Your book is one of the few that I
have read that really makes sense. I have tried Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics, Eye Q, and I have
read numerous books on speed reading. Most of these books and methods promise speeds that are
impossible to achieve. I especially liked your 'World Speed Reading Championship' information. That
information helped my self esteem immensely.
It is the best speed reading course I have come across.
Thank you for the information provided in your speed reading ebook. It far exceeded my
expectations in terms of content and honesty. The structure of your instruction manual is
logical, comprehensive and easy to follow. The quality of information is outstanding. The
honesty of the author is more than refreshing and it supports his position that learning can not
be gained through trickery or get-it-quick-schemes. Highly recommend reading and applying the
information in the manual, and I will recommend your website and product to my students. Thank
you again for an excellent product.
Common learning myths
During our research for the course, we found a lot of hype, marketing and conflicting
information. Here are some
points on some of the more common questions that confront people wanting to read faster:
Examples: EyeQ, Rocketreader, Reader's Edge
We haven't been able to find a single published and properly-conducted study that shows
that specialist devices and methods are any better than the simple techniques taught in this
course. Each of these has their own issues. For example, often these systems set a fixed pace. You
will see in this course you need to learn to vary your pace as you read. Other systems don't
translate skills well from computer to paper (consider that most of what we read is still on
Also, here are two quotes from the #1 and #2 top selling speed-reading books on Amazon.com:
- "it is not necessary to employ any device more sophisticated than your own hand." Charles
Van Doren, How to Read a Book, p40.
- The regulator technique "is the best method for increasing reading speed and
effectiveness." Rick Ostrov, author of Power Reading, p60.
Examples: PhotoReading, Infinity Reading System, Mental Photography
You can turn pages at 25,000 words per minute, however you won't be understanding or learning
what you are seeing in any great detail. If you look at these courses closely, the 'image
reading' part of the system is often followed by subsequent phases where you have to read at
slower rates to 'activate' the material you've read.
Here's my point of view: These courses are teaching you to skim read very quickly first.
You'll pick up maybe 5% of the material. You then skim read at a normal pace, adding a further
maybe 10-20% to your understanding of the book. When you then read the material in detail,
you'll feel like the material is 'activating' in your mind. In reality, you are just recalling
what you saw during the skim reading.
You don't need to pay $240 to $800 or more to learn how to skim read.
If you want further evidence, take a look at the results from the 2003 Speed Reading World
Championships, held in the UK:
||Anne L. Jones
Which method does Anne Jones teach? The same simple techniques I teach you in this course. If
systems such as PhotoReading work, why don't we see much higher results in these types of
Does reading faster mean I learn faster?
Not necessarily. Reading faster is just one part of the learning process. Faster reading
falls under the Locate and Explore steps of the Memletic Process. There are several more steps
you need to go through to learn and memorize the information you find in a book. The
Memletics Accelerated Learning Manual is dedicated to
teaching you how to learn faster.
What about Hemisync, the Mozart Effect, subliminal learning, sleep learning and other
See my comments on the
Memletics comparison page.