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Welcome to "The Brickyard," the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is Sunday, May 31, Memorial Day weekend of 1992. After 200 grueling laps around the 2.5 mile oval race course, Al Unser Jr. hurtles across the "yard of bricks" a mere .043 seconds ahead of Scott Goodyear to win the Indianapolis 500, the richest and most famous auto race in the world. Excitement like this is what draws crowds of 350,000 people to one of the world's greatest sporting events.
The Indianapolis 500 symbolizes American auto racing. America has a love affair with speed and is in constant search for faster ways to move from place to place.
In addition, we want faster ways to get tasks accomplished. That includes faster ways to cut through the growing mountain of paper we all face each day. Contrary to what you might think, computer and Internet technology have actually increased the amount of material piling up on your desk or coming into your virtual mailbox.
Speedreading techniques will help you cut through this information faster. They will also help you recognize what's worth reading and what isn't!
You will learn the following in the Models for this topic: • how to determine your reading rate and set goals for improving it • how to use your hands and eyes in systematic movements to read pages quickly and efficiently • how to eliminate bad reading habits you picked up in grade school • how to use strategy and purpose to decide what to read and how fast to read it You will begin to read faster and more efficiently. However, you will not sacrifice comprehension. Continue on now to Model: Reading Rate Techniques to get started! ...
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