Medical Mnemonist Podcast

The Best Note-Taking Methods and Increasing Your Reading Speed and Comprehension with Abby Marks Beale

Abby Marks Beale, author of 10 Days to Faster Reading, explains how to speed up your reading for more effective learning.

Today we are joined by Abby Marks Beale, author of 10 Days to Faster Reading, the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading, Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Livelong Learning, among others. She also taught Study Skills to allied health students, and currently runs RevItUpReading.


0:50 Getting in the Positive Mindset and Self-Care for Effective Learning & Picking the Peak Performance Hours for Maximizing Time-management

6:20 Best Practices for Note-taking for Graduate and Medical Learners & The Cornell Method of Taking Notes

13:40 Mind Mapping Your Class Notes & Increased Retention for Visual Note-taking

18:08 What Does Speed Reading Really Mean?

19:35 Effective Strategies for Approaching Reading Activities and Class Assignments

23:30 How to Use Pacers, Decrease Subvocalization, and Increase Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

29:20 How to Avoid Obstacles and Being Purposeful with Your Study Environment

39:25 Just Three Wishes


Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of MedEd University, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist & Rounds to Residency podcasts creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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