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The aim of this research is to study the impact of speed reading training on reading speeds and comprehension skills of secondary school students. The research has been conducted on 40 students receiving education at the level of secondary school 8th grade in Trabzon province. Experimental pattern with single group pretest–posttest was applied in the study. First of all, reading speeds and comprehension levels of the students were determined during the research, and then 20 hours of speed reading training was provided to the students every other day for 5 days. Before applying the last test after the training, 2 weeks of time was given to the students in order to repeat the exercises. Reading speed and comprehension levels of the students were detected with two separate texts and reading comprehension questions related to these texts at the start and finish of the process. Data were analysed with dependent/independent groups t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient on SPSS 20.
Keywords: Comprehension level, reading speed, reading training, secondary school.
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