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To be promoted, staff are required to sit a three hour multi choice examination. The questions are fairly longwinded and is the prior study material - can anyone recommend any techinques/courses etc to assist?
jayne williams

5 Responses

  1. Effective reading courses available
    Hi Jayne

    I run Efficient Reading courses which could help your staff. We look at improving both reading speed and the amount of information recalled. Please email me at if you’d like me to contact you. There’s a course outline on my website if you’d like to have a look:


  2. She’s a more efficient/effective reader than me!
    I clicked on this to say something about Tony Buzan-type books on speed reading, and to recommend Julie Butler … but she’s beaten me to it!

    Just proves the point, I suppose.

    Anyway, I was going to say that this is something that I think is best done via a course, rather than by bookish instructions on skim reading techniques, etc. Most people will never really practise any techniques they may read (slowly) about, and most will never get out of old bad habits … unless they are given some initial motivation and are shown that it works/gives them more time in the pub, etc.

    Put them in a classroom with a good teacher and good incentives, and have a race to see who understands most in the shortest time, and then the competitive streak takes over.

    Women are better at this than men, I’m ashamed to say.

    Do talk to Julie!

  3. Another option!
    Hi Jayne
    I also run effective reading courses – have a look at my website to learn more. It’s at
    I’m based in the South West but am quite happy to travel.
    Good luck with this.
    Jane Smith

  4. Rapid – speed reading

    We are in the throws of organising some sessions within our organisation. Initially I attended the course and appreciated the benefits in my role.
    This was followed up by a taster session to a varied audience in my office who have to get through considerable reading material on a regular basis. Most have expressed a wish to attend the whole day session.
    The company offering this course (not previously mentioned by other readers)have been running such sessions for over 25 yrs. If you require details please get in touch.


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