Announcing the 2019 World Speed Reading Championship

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 World Speed Reading Championship will be held in Beijing, China on the 30th November 2019. To sign up for this event please make contact with our Chief Arbiter Elaine Colliar on Elaine@TonyBuzan.com Our gorgeous venue this year will be the Renmin University of China at 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing,China The Competition is a Standard Competition…

Are some texts easier to learn than with than others?

Just as with conventional reading, some texts are more complex, technical or simply badly written. Obviously these present more of a challenge. However, one of the benefits of speed reading is the fact that comprehension improves with increased speed. This may sound counterintuitive. Many people believe that speed and comprehension are inversely proportional so as you get faster your comprehension drops. This is a fallacy.…

Is Speed Reading Useful When Marking Papers?

If you are teacher or lecturer then a large amount of your time is probably taken up by marking essays from your students. Appropriate use of Speed Reading and Information management techniques can reduce the amount of time you need to spend on this. You need to establish the objective of the essay. If this is to test understanding of an aspect of a subject…

Is comprehension better when you Speed Read?

It is a common fallacy that speed reading is a trade-off between speed and comprehension. It seems logical that as you get faster, you take in less and so comprehension suffers. When I was at primary school we had reading cards. The instructions were, “read this slowly and carefully and then answer questions on the other side.” In actual fact, speed and comprehension can both…

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How Fast Can You Acquire the Skill?

How fast you acquire the skill depends how fast you want to go. A one-day course is sufficient to learn all the key principles of speed reading. The two-day licensed instructor course goes into greater depth and covers advanced techniques (such as meta guiding) and information gathering (the Buzan Organic Study Technique). Typically, students will at least double in their reading speed during a course.…

Accommodation Options for the World Speed Reading Championship

We are looking forward to meeting all our friends in Mental Literacy at the 2019 World Speed Reading  Championship in Beijing, China. To assist in your planning our Chinese Organising Team have made some recommendations for accommodation – hotels that are with easy travelling distance of our venue at the Renmin University of China. If you have any challenges please contact our Chinese Team on:…