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Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business offers Advanced Reading Skills Course February 16, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE: February 16, 2010
For Immediate release

Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business offers Advanced Reading Skills Course

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is partnering with Speed Reading International Inc. to offer the ExecuRead Speed Reading & Comprehension Skills training course to students and the business community in Atlanta Georgia.

“Two pilot courses were offered earlier this year to test the impact of and response to this training” says Robinson’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Director, Laura Crawley, Ph.D. “Our students experienced immediate results and we’ve received inquiries from Atlanta businesses about further offerings.” The pilot courses were primarily aimed at Robinson EMBA students, but also offered limited access to the Atlanta business community.

In addition to the Robinson students and faculty, future courses will be open to students and faculty from other colleges and universities and especially to the business community who are aiming to increase work productivity without incurring additional overhead costs.

“Inadequate reading, comprehension and studying skills are a major factor hampering academic and business productivity” says ExecuRead coach and president of Speed Reading International, Dr. Bruce Stewart. “With people today reading no faster than a century ago, and with the volumes of reading required to remain competitive in a fast-changing world, it’s becoming even more critical to keep pace with new information. Working with the Robinson College of Business, ranked 23rd among U.S.-based programs and 65th globally by the Financial Times, is testimony to the importance and urgent need to improve adult reading efficacy.”

The ExecuRead course was designed by South African, Dr. Stewart in 1976 and launched in the USA in 2001. Used by the Pentagon, US Marine Corps, Special Operations Command and Fortune 500 companies, the ExecuRead program increases reading speed, comprehension and retention in all types of reading material, from high-responsibility technical reading to general-knowledge leisure reading.

More information may be obtained from Dr. Laura Crawley at the Robinson College of Business on 404-413-7304 or from Dr. Bruce Stewart at Speed Reading International on 888-439-3287

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