Rev It Up Reading by Abby Marks Beale -Online Course Review
A good course can make a lot of difference in your reading speed and what more a person can get, if that course can be completed in 5 Hours of your time, Here we are reviewing the Rev It Up Reading Course created by leading Reading Expert Abby Marks Beale.
This is an online course, both for the desktop and tablet and is aimed to advance the current reading skills of a person.
The course(Visit Course) has 9 modules, with assessment tests, exercises, tips and techniques, strategies and comprehensive training material for improving reading skills and comprehension of the customer.
Objectives: Rev It Up Reading
♦To double or even triple the reading speed of the customer easily and in very least time.
♦Improving and gaining confidence in Comprehension.
♦Improving concentration, focus, and memory.
♦Retain and implement what you read.
Creators Bio: Rev It Up Reading
The Course has been created by America’s leading Reading Expert Abby Marks Beale, who is the author of two-speed reading books – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and 10 Days to Faster Reading. She has a Master’s degree in Adult Learning and is a lifelong learner.
She has taught, for the past 25 years; business professionals and government agencies, students and educators in high schools, colleges and universities, and anyone who wants to improve their reading speed.
About the Online Strategic Reading Course: Rev It Up Reading
The online strategic reading course has been designed as a highly interactive and user-friendly course. It has narration by Abby Marks Beale, with animation and graphics.
This course can be taken by anyone, from working professionals to students. It would be particularly useful for school and college students.
Features of the Course: Rev It Up Reading
Given below, are a few features of the course that will help you understand the components that make up this course.
Nine Short Learning Modules
The course comprises of 9 modules each of which is between 30 to 45 minutes duration. You can pause, start and stop as you wish.
There are 17 timed reading exercises, several eye drills, and useful strategies. The exercises are in multi-minute timed reading or 1 minute timed reading formats. These will help you evaluate your performance and track your progress.
The course can be covered in only 5 hours from start to finish.
Topics Covered: Rev It Up Reading
Every module from 1-9 covers a specific topic and are outlined below:
Module 1 – Getting Started/Intro To Speed Reading
Introduces the basic concepts and learning in the course, How the concepts and techniques work, and the structure of progress in the course.
Also, There is a preliminary assessment test of reading speed and comprehension to come to a score and gauge the progress further as you move to other modules.
Module 2 – Train Your Eyes and Brain to Eliminate Regression
Teaches about how the eye and brain functions while reading and trains you to eliminate distraction with increase in focus and concentration.
With a process called ‘White Card Method’, it trains you to control your peripheral vision and eliminate re-reading of text or regression.
Module 3 – Reducing The Subvocalization
This module aims to stop talking to yourself while reading or subvocalization.
The module also includes training to see only important words in a paragraph and filter the unimportant ones for faster reading.
Module 4 – Expanding Your Peripheral Vision
Continuing learning with the third module this module expands to train you with phrasing or reading a block of words.
This allows your brain to move quickly through the texts and thus ultimately increases your speed of reading and comprehension in a dramatic way.
Module 5 – Mastering Comprehension
The 5th module covers about how initially we lose comprehension while trying to speed read with eye movements but with constant practice the comprehension level goes up.
Also, techniques of better comprehension are covered, the first one is ‘pull-down center’ technique i.e. putting the finger at the center of a line with moving the fingers down the paragraph and simultaneously moving the eye with it.
While the second technique emphasized is ‘two fingers pull’ technique i.e putting the finger on both sides of the text and moving both fingers down the text as you read.
Module 6 – Using your Reading Stick-Shift;
This module further teaches two more pull techniques ‘the left side pull’ and the ‘right side pull’ to effectively skim the paragraph you read.
Also, another technique of moving your finger in the middle 2/3 of the line under each line of text is taught which helps in extracting more information in less time.
Module 7 – Organizing Your Reading
Module 7 introduces about how to reduce your reading load and make it a fun activity by creating a more manageable quality stack of reading materials
Module 8 – Finding Information Quickly/ Non-Fiction Reading
This module trains about how to find key pieces of information in a big paragraph or nonfiction material, It also teaches to proofread and establish an outline of a boring long reading material quickly and interestingly.
Module 9 – Keeping Your Keepers
This Module emphasizes the review part of all the skills learned in the previous modules, with tips and techniques for maximum retention and implementation of skills learned.
More Inclusions: Rev It Up Reading
♦The course also includes an e-book copy of Abbey’s best selling book, 10 Days to Faster Reading.
♦You will also be able to email Abby with your questions any time.
♦There is also a follow-up series of eight short weekly emails to access the course within a 90-day time-frame.
♦For a 90 days plan, the course costs $199 and a $50 discount is offered for those joining the mailing list.
♦You can revisit every module and have access to all the benefits for a period of 7/90/365 days depending on your subscription plan
What I Liked: Rev It Up Reading
- The course is devised by a trusted, well-known expert, and is having a constant guidance about what you need to succeed.
- It is very user-friendly and interactive.
- One can track one’s own speed reading progress through timed reading exercises and self-evaluation.
- The modules are short and it requires less time to complete the module, so ideal for busy executives and professionals also.
- The course is available online and on demand which lets you take the course anytime 24×7.
- There are several types of discounts offered to make the course more affordable.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee – The astonishing thing about this course is that even after completing the course if you find no improvement in your reading performance; the money is refunded.
Improvements: Rev It Up Reading
- The course content is of only 5 hours, which can be covered in 7 days. However, the access to the course which is required for follow-up and daily practice is being sold for 90 days or one-year slots at a comparatively higher price than the price of the course itself.
- For reading entertainment material like novels many of the tools employed wouldn’t help, such as skimming through the reading material to gauge the major points of interest.
- Reports and data presentation regarding improvements of the course takers can be improved.
The modules are easy to grasp and with periodical tests, readers can score their comprehension and speed reading levels after completing each module which makes this a structured and user-friendly Course.
The course is compact and can be completed in very less time, while availability on both tablets and desktops makes it a more appealing online speed reading course although some can complain about their bit high prices.
I consider the course as an important investment as improving reading skills are the need of the times and a very important ingredient of professional and personal success.
LAST UPDATED: September 19th, 2019