Acknowledgement

Hennig, Ph.D., a nationally known speaker, seminar leader, and business consultant. He combines a wealth of practical experience as a business man, major college athlete (University of Wisconsin 1962 Rose Bowl Football team), and educator, with a Masters and Doctorate degree from Purdue University. Dr. Hennig has written a very effective and popular Time Management learning program and is a contributing author to a newly released book, The Management Team. He hosts his own...

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When I was about 12 years old, I made a discovery that has saved my neck - and has turned what could have been a fairly boring existence into an exciting affair. It may sound as though I stumbled onto a gold mine, and, in a way, I suppose I did but what really happened was that I discovered books That's right - it suddenly dawned upon me that reading a book could be the most exciting and interesting thing in the world. At the same time, by reading books, I could learn all the many wonderful...

Exercise Four

Concentrate on two things in this exercise Speed and Understanding. Use your practice book again. Periods l-3. Use your hand if you wish, but move as fast as you can push yourself, seeing all the words. Do not worry about comprehension. Remember, if you see all the words and concentrate, comprehension will come. Move fast, but RELAX. Don't read to any mark, go as fast as you can. Repeat the same material every period, but each period, push yourself to read a little further than the last. See a...

Use Of The Hand

Moving the eyes quickly from side-to-side across the page and over the print, may be difficult at first. You will need to help your eyes make the smooth, fluent side-to-side movement. Use either your right or left hand to help you. The hand is to be used only to help your eyes develop the ability to move quickly, smoothly and easily across the print. The hand will help you lose understanding and concentrate only on eye movement. Use the finger tips of your index, middle and ring fingers, as...

Exercise

Using the rate you recorded at the end of Exercise One, determine the number of lines you read. Multiply the number of lines you read by 11 2.In your practice book, mark a spot that is 112 times as far as you read in Exercise One. Use the rate chart. Determine how fast you must read, in wpm, in order to cover that distance in the 2-minute period. Look at Rate Chart 3. If your reading rate in the timed period in Exercise One was 1080 wpm, and the average number of words per line in your practice...

Part Five

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. Thoreau As was discussed earlier, you are not being taught new words or knowledge. Reading is not learning new words. Reading is the process of seeing and understanding written letters in groups that we recognize and know. These groups of letters, or written words, are recognized by the way they look and by the way they sound when pronounced, or translated. Both of these recognition methods are recorded in the...

Remembering

You have been instructed many times on how a skill is learned and retained. There is only one way - REPETITION. You must push yourself every time you practice. Always practice at the limits of your ability. Each repetition pushes your limits a little further. When you are working without the metronome, do not slow down your pace. When you are asked to read without understanding fully, push faster and pay more attention to the print. You will see better and the understanding will come. If you do...

Session

As you begin to practice, use the easy-to-read book you have. It should be interesting to you so you will have a greater incentive to see the words as you practice. As you develop the Rapid Reading skills, and at your discretion, start using other books of interest to you, unless specifically told to use the first book. Regardless of the book you choose to use, do not use a book with small print or one that has more than a few pictures or one that is hard for you to read. Use good judgement....

Sees Understands

If we were to read ideally, we would be able to read at the speed at which we learn to see. Reading would be smooth and automatic and so exciting. To enable you to understand understanding by sight, at the command, turn the next page and take a quick glance at the picture. Just flip the page over and back. DO IT NOW Do you know what you saw How did you know it was an airplane at first glance Because you were told, when you were young, what an airplane was. It might have been the first, or the...

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WHAT I MUST ACQUIRE TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL THAT I DO NOT ALREADY HAVE ADVANTAGES OF INCREASED READING AND LEARNING SKILL TO THE REACHING OF MY COAL(S) COAL SETTING IS THE STRONGEST FORCE OF MOTIVATION KNOWN TO MAN STARTING _(Date) BOOKS TO BE READ BY_(Date) STARTING _(Date) BOOKS TO BE READ BY _(Date)

Important

As you begin to practice, you will have a beat to follow. This beat will help you develop the fluid, smooth movement. In the beginning, use your hand to keep time with the beat. Do not lag and do not go faster than the beat. Move your eyes with your hand. Sfay with fhe beaf. The smoother your eyes move, the better you will be able to see the better you will understand and the more effective and faster reader you will become. As you move your hand and your eyes, learn to relax. Keep your wrist...

Recommended Books For Reading

A PracticaI Guide to Better Concentration, M. Powers & R.S. Starrett, Wilshire Book Co. 2. How to Read a Book, M.J. Adler & C. Van Doren, Simon and Schuster 3. Word identification Techniques, J.P. Ires, Rand McNally Words In Everyday Life, C.L. Brook, Barnes and Noble 5. Word Power A Short Guide to Vocabulary and Spelling, Byron H. Gibson, Everett Edwards, Inc. 6. Word Power Made Easy, Norman Lewis, Pocket Books

Preparing To Read

Prepare the book you are going to read as you have been instructed. 2. Find an appropriately lighted and comfortable place to read. 3. Preview the material you are going to read as you were instructed. 4. Use the hand to warm up. Move faster than you can understand. Repeat a short section two or three times, faster each time. 5. Slow down and understand. Use the hand at first to get your beat. Read at a speed you can see and understand. Let your hand keep you moving smoothly ahead and do not...

Seeing

You have already learned that if your eyes flow smoothly over the print, you can eliminate the problems of convergence and fixation. You learned that as your eyes move steadily and smoothly across the page, they begin to see the print better and with increased concentration. You also begin to understand the words better than you have ever before and the understanding is being triggered by the sight of the words and not by the sound. Once you have learned the reading skill to this point, how...

Stretching Time

There are only a certain number of hours in each day. It is not possible to borrow, or loan, more time. Because of the scarcity of time, man is continually seeking more and better ways of stretching and more effectively using time, in order to take greater advantage of the 24 available hours in each day. There is more to learn with this program than you have time for. Because it is important that you learn what the program will attempt to teach, you will have to be taught how to practice for...

Translation

When you start to read, you look at one word until you actually hear yourself say, or translate, that word. That is the way your subconscious was taught to recognize the word you were looking at. We call this translation. In order to translate, you had to look at, or focus on each word. This may be a very quick focus but, nevertheless, it is focusing. We call this fixation. While focusing, or fixating, you translate. Only after you hear the translation do you understand what you are looking at....

Instructions And How To Get The Most Out Of This Program

Over the years, the most effective ways of teaching and learning have been sought. Every method attempted has had some strong points and some weak points. Putting the best available methods of teaching and learning together has been the goal of every parent, school, marketing organization, sales force, and individual or group that has information, beliefs, or ideas to communicate or sell to others. The ALPHA-NETICS RAPID READING PROGRAM incorporates the most effective of the known teaching...

Final Programming Practice

NOTE Use the same exercise for Session 1 and 2, every day. Practice with books of your choice. Don't slow down. Keep pushing. Think of what you are seeing. Stay relaxed and think of speed. The exercises this week will be a springboard into all your future reading. Work hard Using the Timed Intervals Tape - you set the beat and push yourself. Period 1 Push Rapid Reading to warm up Period 3 Preview the book and RECORD YOUR RATE Period 5 Survey and RECORD YOUR RATE Period 7 Read with understanding...

Regression

Another reading habit that slows your reading speed is regression. The average person regresses an average of about eleven times for every hundred words. You regress when you read a few words and then jump back, reading a few more and jumping back again, then re-reading, etc. It is similar to a person climbing a hill by taking three steps forward, then sliding back two. Verbalization immediately restricts the speed at which a person can read by the speed at which they can speak. This is usually...

How To Recognize Tension

It is not unusual for you to be unaware of the presence of tension. Many people develop great tension when they sleep. They even grind their teeth while sleeping. While sleeping, it is possible for your eyes to be tense and strained. When you wake up with tired and smarting eyes, it is because of that tension while sleeping. As you learn to relax more effectively, you will find that you not only read much more effectively, but all areas of your life will be positively affected because of your...

Please Follow Instructions Exactly

NOTE Begin this practice session only if you have 15 minutes to complete the practice. When you are told to do so, remove this lesson tape and put your Metronome Practice Tape in your cassette player. Keep your practice book on hand. Turn on the recorder and go through the entire Metronome Tape. The Metronome Tape is only 15 minutes long. It is very important that you practice at rates as far above your normal reading speed as you can. As you continue your practicing, you need to be able to...

450 850 Words Per Minute

In week one, you will learn to move quickly across the print. You will begin by learning how to move your eyes smoothly and fluently. You will learn the smooth, fluid movements by using the Metronome Practice Tape to give you a beat, or a rhythm, to follow. You will not see the print as you speed up your eye movement but, very quickly, you will begin to see the words easily as you go smoothly with the beat. As you learn to see the words, you will begin to understand what you see as your...

Preparation Previewing

Your eye movement and your ability to see and understand words at an increasing rate, have been taught in your first two weeks of practice. This week, you will learn how to prepare yourself and the book you are going to read. You know the importance of opening and preparing a book for reading. Preparing yourself and previewing the book you are going to read is as important to you, as a reader, as warming up is to an athlete who is about to compete. Before you begin to read, find out as much as...

Making A Personal Commitment

As you begin using this program, you should understand that your success in learning new reading and learning skills will be dependent upon your own personal commitment to practice. If you use the program and practice when you have time, you will probably not improve much. If, however, you make a serious commitment and practice as much as you can, regularly, your new skill development will even surpass your expectations. The program is that good. Keep the program where you will see it every...

Reading Conditions

When you are preparing to read, take your reading conditions into consideration first. The greatest cause of tension in readers is the condition under which they are reading. Poor light, glare or poor posture, all create tension while reading. When you read for just a few minutes, and feel tired or sleepy, it is usually a result of eye strain and tension caused by poor reading conditions. Eliminating tension by eliminating poor reading conditions must be your top priority. You should always...

Practicing Remembering

Here's a simple exercise to help develop your understanding and remembering Open your book to any page. Choose any rather lengthy paragraph. Begin to read, moving as fast as you can and still be able to understand a little. Push yourself. Then, remember. Ask yourself 1. What was the paragraph about 2. Could you explain what the paragraph said in your own words 3. Can you state the details of the paragraph Do the same thing again, with another paragraph, in another part of your book. Do not go...

Understanding And Remembering

When you pull thoughts from your mind's computer (subconscious), you are really doing two things. These two things are part of a single process Understanding (Comprehension) and Remembering (Recalling). Every experience you have ever had, everything you have ever learned and every feeling you have ever had is stored in your subconscious memory banks. When you read, you bring meaning from your subconscious mind. This is a response to your seeing the printed words. Your reading skill depends upon...

Your Second Seven Days Practice Goal

REACH A READING SPEED OF 850 - 1,350 WORDS PER MINUTE Last week you practiced the development of your eye movement and the ability to see the print. This week, you will practice understanding the words as you see them. You will practice remembering the words you see. You will not need to hear the sound of the words to recognize or remember them. You will continue using the Metronome Practice Tape and the Timed Intervals Tape to further develop your smooth eye movement. You will use the...

The Head

Raise your eyebrows. Push them right up toward the top of your head. Push hard. Hold it. Push harder. Hold it there. Feel the tension tighten in the muscles in the forehead and scalp area. Now, gradually and slowly, lower your eyebrows. Smooth your forehead. This tension created by raising your eyebrows extended back into your scalp area. As you relaxed, the entire top of your head relaxed. Pay attention to the top of your head gaining tension and then releasing...

The Reading Process

Now that you have recorded your present reading speed in wpm, let's discuss the way you read When you were first taught how to read, you were taught to read by hearing the word. You soon learned to recognize a certain grouping of letters by a certain sound. In other words, you learned to read phonetically (by sound). This meant that you could read only one word at a time. As you grew older, reading the way you were taught, certain habits associated with reading were formed by you. These habits...

To Develop An Ongoing Reading Program And Be Able To Easily And Consistently

READ AT 1,300 - 1,600 WORDS PER MINUTE This week you will begin to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You will actually push yourself harder than ever, but you will begin to realize how far you have come and how much potential for further growth you have. You will realize your tremendous capacity for learning and most importantly, you will understand that the skills you have mastered give you access to any path you may choose to follow. You now have the tools to enable you to learn and master...

You Should Return To This Point Often And Review These 5 Steps To Success

Just as you need to have a goal and a plan in order to use and take advantage of this program, this program also has goals and objectives to take you through the program. These goals and objectives are to give you performance levels and time deadlines. Be persistent in practicing and you will reach and surpass these levels set for you by the program. 1. At the end of your 1st week of practice (at least 7 hours of practice), you should be reading 450 to 850 words per minute (wpm). Your...

Selffulfilling Prophecy

Self-fulfilling prophecy is a very real and powerful force for good, or bad, in the persistent pursuit of goals and success. Choose your goals carefully the chances are that you'll reach them. Act as if Reaching your goals and desired achievements is truly only a matter of time. You are the director and master of your actions and achievements. Soon, your subconscious mind will accept the suggestions you give, and it will produce results you desire. You have been given different steps to learn...

Using Your New Skills

Reading is your most important learning skill In today's society, the better you are able to assimilate information, the easier and more successfully you can compete. Reading is the basis of learning and of personal growth. The loftier the goals, the more knowledge will be required to reach those goals. The more knowledge you gain, the loftier your goals and accomplishments will become. The two go hand in hand. Never underestimate the value of your reading skills. Remember - USE THEM, OR LOSE...

Relationship Between Your Goals And Your Reading Skills

Who are the happiest people you know Are they the ones with the most money Usually not. The happiest people are those who are always on their way to someplace. Consider this SUCCESS IS THE PROGRESSIVE REALIZATION OF POSITIVE, PREDETERMINED COALS A person is most happy when they are progressively pursuing a goal or objective. It is the journey that denotes success. You cannot reach a goal then stop your progress and still feel successful. If you stop striving, you are stagnant. Successful people...

Part

One of our worst mistakes Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and study. The Alpha-Netics Rapid Reading Program is based on concepts that have been developed and taught by hundreds of teachers over many years. It incorporates proven goal setting, relaxation, reading and learning concepts into a unique and infallible skill teaching program. By learning these skills, you can increase your reading speed tenfold - or more. The tape recording...

Alphanetics Rapid Reading Program A Basic Course For Everyone Work Section

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.' You have been taught the skills necessary for Rapid Reading. Applying these skills to your everyday, normal reading is very essential. Only you can make your newly developed reading and learning skills work for you. You should always be aware of your skills and use them every chance you can. You will find that you can apply them in many areas outside of those you may have in your mind. Use them when...

Practicing

If you practice a day and skip two, as on a weekend, you will lose in the two-day weekend vacation what you gained, or learned, in the day's practice. With consistent practice, it does not take very long to learn and to program the reading skills into the subconscious. A few weeks of practice now and you will have the reading skills working for you your entire lifetime. The Programmation Tape should be used extensively for the purpose of setting and keeping regular practice...

Part Three

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Most people have an erroneous conception of Rapid Reading and reading at high speeds in general. You will learn that in this program, as you are taught Rapid Reading, you are also increasing your understanding of what you are reading you will develop the ability to better remember what you read and because of the nature of the way you are taught and the way you learn, you will become a better learner,...

Reading Rate

To easily determine the number of words per minute (rate) you are reading, count the number of pages, multiply by the number of lines per page, and add the number of lines read on the last page you were reading. Multiply the total lines read by the average number of words per line, then add the number of words read on the last line you were reading. NOTE (Number of pages)x(number of lines per page) + (number of lines read on last page)x(number of words per line)+(number of words read on last...

Programmation

The Programmation Tape is on the opposite side of the Relaxation Exercise Tape. This section of the program is called PROGRAMMATION because it is designed to program your subconscious mind with the skills you are learning. Only when the skills are programmed into your subconscious can you use them instinctively when you need them. Your mind automatically responds to questions and problems you may have. It does this by using all your past experiences and knowledge. Like the computer, which it...

Different Practice Methods

Different practice methods are used with the timed practice periods. You will be asked to go faster or farther than a previously timed section. In order to determine how far you must go, or what beat you must maintain, the rate charts should be used. Co back to the instructions on the rate charts if you need to. Once you learn how to use the charts, it will be easy for you to determine the lines you've read, the lines you have to read, the rate you have read and the rate you must read to reach...

Alphanetics Rapid Reading Program A Basic Course For Everyone Audiotutorial

Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you. St. Matthew 7 7 You are about to enjoy a new experience in reading and learning. This program is capable of opening wide the door to an entirely new learning world for you. How far that door is opened depends on you. This program can and will develop new skills for you skills that increase your reading speed dramatically, increase your reading comprehension, develop better recall ability, and create a...