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Professional Skills Course

PSC Elective - Speed reading


Trainees will analyse a range of written materials and use effective techniques to digest them quickly. They can rapidly increase their reading speed and improve their comprehension.


As a result of attending the course, you will be able to:

  • build your range of speed reading skills
  • choose appropriate techniques for the material you are reading
  • increase your reading speed and maintain or improve your comprehension



  • Making the change from writing for examiners to writing for clients
  • How to focus on the reader
  • How to set objectives before writing and drafting
  • Structural tools for writing and drafting
  • How to organise paragraphs and sentences for easy reading
  • Techniques for low risk drafting
  • Choosing the right words when drafting
  • Using precedents safely
  • How to write persuasively
  • How to add emphasis and set the right tone
  • How to review and repair your work
  • Dealing with delegated work

Short presentations, writing and drafting exercises including drafting from scratch, peer reviews and discussion.


3 hours


Trainee solicitors

Maximum 20 per course


Peter Kinch
Doug Robinson
Rachael Davis-Stollar

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.