September 7, 2016
As a side note, having read another book on speed reading before this, much of the information is rehashed in similar manners. That still doesn’t detract from the book because not everyone will have read other speed reading books, but the information is mentioned incase someone has already delved into this subject.
Keeping that in mind, Speed Reading by Henry McKinnon is a solid effort into the techniques of speed reading.
McKinnon not only outlines many of the techniques for speed reading in an easy-to-follow manner, but he also showcases some of the benefits of speed reading. These benefits delineated were appreciated as it shows how much the reader can gain from learning these vital skills.
Regarding techniques, the author delves into skimming, scanning, meta guiding and more. Also mentioned within the pages of his book are some of the speed reading software available for people to further their learning process.
Additionally, McKinnon also homes in on tips for reading comprehension, answers common questions about the subject while also dispelling many of the speed reading myths out there.
In its totality, this book offers ample pieces of information which the reader can glean from. If a person delving into this subject for the first time, this book offers a solid foundation from which to learn from. However, although this book does offer ample information, if someone has already delved into this subject it won’t offer as much. It really depends on the person’s repertoire.