Speed Reading Course

The Learning Center is excited to announce our newly redesigned 5-week Speed Reading Course! Students who attend the course can expect to increase their reading speed and save time! Course registrants will have access to our Speed Reading software for a full year so they can continue to improve on their own after the course is complete, and students who complete the class will have access to ongoing reading skills support as long as they're at UNT. 

The LC's Speed-Reading Program can help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your reading by:

  • Increasing your reading speed

  • Training in speed reading techniques via hands-on instruction and computer program exercises

  • Gaining hands-on instruction with techniques and strategies to support your reading comprehension

Topics covered include: foundations of speed-reading techniques, peripheral vision, phrase reading, how students learn best, and comprehension and memory strategies. 

How does the class work?

  • In the face-to-face sections, up to eight students meet once weekly for 90 minutes over five weeks.

  • In the online sections, new modules become available on your Canvas page once a week over five weeks. With no scheduled meeting times, this option is self-paced.

  • Multiple five-week sessions are offered every semester.

  • This class does not appear on your transcript or affect your GPA.

  • Click here for more detailed information, including how to decide between the online and face-to-face sections.

How to register

  • Visit the Learning Center front desk, Sage Hall, Room 170, during business hours: Monday through Friday, 8am- 5pm.

  • Pay the required $30 fee upon registration to guarantee a spot in the class.

  • Before your visit, review the meeting times in the following table to decide which best fits your schedule.

  • If you're registering for the online section and can't make it to campus, call 940.369.7006 to register over the phone with a credit card. 

  • The Learning Center's Refund Policy dictates that no refund shall be given after 4pm on the Friday before your class begins.

Questions about the course? Please contact Elizabeth.Berry@unt.edu

Fall 2019 Sessions:

Registration will open on the first day of classes, August 26th!

Session 1 Undergraduate Options:

Option 1    Face-to-Face       Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 PM Start Date: Sept 9th        End Date: Oct 7th        
Option 3       Online New Modules Every Monday at 5:00 PM Start Date: Sept 9th End Date: Oct 7th

Session 1 Graduate Options:

Option 2  Face-to-Face    Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 PM Start Date: Sept 10th     End Date: Oct 8th   
Option 4    Online  New Modules Every Monday at 5:00 PM Start Date: Sept 9th End Date: Oct 7th

Session 2 Undergraduate Options: 

Option 1             Face-to-Face                                           Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM Start Date: October 22nd                              End Date: November 19th                      
Option 3 Online New Modules Every Monday at 5:00 PM Start Date: October 21st End Date: November 18th
Option 5 ESL (English Second Language)  Face-to-Face Mondays 1:00 - 2:30 Start Date: October 21st End Date: November 18th

Session 2 Graduate Options:

Option 2                Face-to-Face                       Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 PM    Start Date: October 23rd         End Date: November 20th                           
Option 4 Online  New Modules Every Monday at 5:00 PM Start Date: October 21st         End Date: November 18th
Option 5 ESL (English Second Language) Face-to-Face Mondays 1:00-2:30 PM Start Date: October 21st         End Date: November 18th

*Speed Reading courses are for enrolled students, staff, and faculty.

*ESL Students are NOT required to enroll in the ESL Speed Reading Course. Enrollment is optional.