Good reading skills are fundamental for school success. Many students struggle because they read too slowly. Slow readers are inefficient readers whose comprehension suffers. A proficient reader should have a base reading rate of 400-600 words per minute and be able to skim and scan texts at over 1000 wpm.
However, the average student and adult reads between 170-220 wpm, and many readers have an even slower reading rate. The result is that reading becomes a chore and a source of ongoing frustration.
Students who read too slowly spend over twice as long completing assignments as their classmates who have learned efficient and fast reading strategies. Many slow readers are also handicapped on tests because they have difficulty finishing in the allotted time. Students who read too slowly are not able to complete the reading passages on tests such as the ACT, SAT, or GRE. As a result, their reading scores do not reflect their potential.
This speed reading class is for students who are good but slow readers: the readers who perform well on reading tasks as long as they have unlimited time. The course teaches students
Slow reading is a bad habit that can be broken, and students will learn the strategies they need to develop new a new and much improved habit.
- double their current reading rate
- vary their reading rate according to their purpose for reading and the content of the material.
- improve comprehension and recall
- gain confidence
- get control over their reading tasks
Pre and post scores of 2010 Speed Reading class students:
Pre-score 240/Post-score 1200 P.B.
Pre-score 160/Post-score 600 R.C.
Pre-score 170/Post-score 600 R.H.
Pre-score 185/Post-score 480 M.K.
|Speed Reading Course for the College Bound||Private One on One Speed Reading Course
|July 30 - August 2, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
||Scheduled on a case by case basis
|Instructor: Dr. Chippendale
||Instructor: Dr. Chippendale