Professional & Continuing Studies

Speed Reading and Study Skills

Increase your effectiveness as a reader and a student in this two-weekend program

Speed Reading and Study Strategies Course
September 22-23 and September 29-30, 2018

University of Delaware, Newark Campus
Cost: $329, plus $39 materials fee

In just two weekends, the University of Delaware’s Speed Reading and Study Strategies course will make you a faster, smarter reader and more effective student. You will cut the time you spend on required reading in half, and the reading you do for pleasure will be faster and more enjoyable.

  • Concentrated format—consisting of two consecutive weekends—Sept. 22-23 and Sept. 29-30, 2018.
  • Morning or afternoon time slot—choose the morning or afternoon session, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m.
  • Lifetime repeat privileges—After completing this course, you will have lifetime repeat privileges at any of the universities or colleges that offer the program
  • Designed for entering high school seniors, college students and adults
  • This program is being offered through the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development

You will learn several speed reading techniques, as well as comprehension, concentration, and retention strategies. You will double your speed in materials ranging from novels to nonfiction. You will learn how to adapt your approach based upon the type of material you’re reading and your purpose as a reader. In addition, you will be able to prepare for tests efficiently without extensive rereading.

Instruction for this course is provided by the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute has provided instruction for University of Delaware for the past 8 years, and also teaches for many other leading universities and colleges.

Lifetime repeat privilege

Your enrollment includes a lifetime instruction privilege, which allows you to repeat the program any time at more than 700 locations nationwide – for free! At each stage of your school or work career, the type of material you need to read may change or become more difficult. Your lifetime repeat privileges entitle you to return, at any time, in order to receive instruction in the specific techniques and strategies that are best suited to the material you are reading.

This four-day program meets on Saturdays and Sundays for two consecutive weekends. The program will be held on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus. This is the only Speed Reading and Study Skills program that will be offered this academic year.

For more information or to register

Registration for this program takes place through the Institute of Reading Development (IRD). For more information or to register, call the Institute of Reading Development:

Institute of Reading Development (IRD)
Phone: 1-800-418-7910
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Eastern)

Enrollment is limited.

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