Like in all of his books, Tony Buzan reiterates his favorite assertions on mind mapping and mental abilities of a human.
This book consists of history and the new developments of speed reading, self tests and exercises, mixed with short essays on physiologic aspects of reading, like left and right cortical research, the number of brain cells and their interconnections, the anatomy of eyes (including the cross-section), control of eye movements t to increase the speed and comprehension of reading (with diagrams of eyes' progression while reading).
The author addressed the common reading problems: subvocalization, finger-pointing, regression and back-skipping, and presents the new approaches to overcoming them. He gives practical advises on improving your concentration and increasing your comprehension. Much attention is given to developing advanced skimming and scanning techniques, range reading skills, metronome training.
The book finishes with tips on getting control of different kinds of text: the newspapers, literature and poetry.
In addition to this book, I can recommend exercising with a speed reading audio program, that should be listened while reading. I can suggest "The Speed Reading 16-Minute Audio Program" which I have personally used.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: BBC Active (9 December 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1406644293
- ISBN-13: 978-1406644296
- Product Dimensions:: 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 281 g
- Customer reviews: 25 customer ratings