Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Speed-Reading and the Increase of Reading Speed and Perceptiveness of a Text

RYC Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 3 credits

Course is not open in this year
The content of the training course is aimed at practical experiments using the methods of Wolfgang Zielke, leading to a significantly improved reading techniques when reading various texts, and the increase of percentage of comprehension.


Language of instruction




Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The increase of reading speed and comprehension of a text, higher quality of the methods of studying.

Learning objectives

Speed-reading is rather a practical training course encouraging the students to master large amounts of text.

Syllabus of lectures

  • Bad reader’s habits
  • Primarily information in a text
  • Technical conditions necessary for proper reading
  • Sight fixation, eye accomodation
  • Eye gymnastics
  • Cursoric reading
  • Stataric reading
  • Inspection reading
  • Speed-reading aids and helps
  • Maps of thought
  • Memory
  • Rationalized reading – selection of texts
  • Methods of study

Progress assessment

Check by using a speed-reading table, at least twice during one term

Exam prerequisites

Continuous management of speed-reading table

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group H
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