Boost your reading skills in 5 days!

​Online Workshop for researchers

​Save time and retain more by reading scientific literature!

​Because of the hudge success of this course, inscriptions are ​gratis till ​31 May!

​You will have free access to all lessons until ​8 June 2020.

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​Wioletta, PhD student in Physics, Montpellier

I am very happy I decided to participate in your workshop. 

Since the first day I learned and applied your techniques which saved me so much time and which will save me even more time in the future! 

I was not really optimistic if the mind map for solving difficult problem will be useful in my case. I was wrong! Like probably many of us, I have problem with getting too much into the details. Working with limited time allowed me to focus only on the most important things and if  I missed some information in my mind map I can now easily insert them. I love it! 

One more time, thank you for saving my time. 

the right balance between general explanations and practical exercises

Clea Hance, PhD student in Law

I strongly recommend Martha's courses, she is able to break down in a very clear way complex methodological tips.

With her classes, she introduces us in a positive way to the tough challenge of organizing the different aspects of PhD research: a highly needed skill.  

She provides the right balance between general explanations and practical exercises to facilitate assimilation - all this in a very reasonable amount of time easy to fit in a day's worth of work. 

I could spend days on the same paper. But now it's a matter of minutes. I quickly identify the important sections and focus on them.

Edmond SANOU -  PhD student in applied mathematics

​All the techniques worked for me. I am in my first year and I was wasting a lot of time on the papers trying to understand each of them in depth even if they were not directly related to my research. 

I could spend days on the same paper. But now it's a matter of minutes. I quickly identify the important sections and focus on them.

Thanks Martha.

​- If you feel overwhealmed by the amount of texts you need to read...

- If you get lost into details....

- If you forget what you have read...

- If your reading seems time-consuming...

- If you feel lost in your research...

... This online workshop will definitively help you to improve your reading & writing skills.

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What is the content?

Day 1

  • Read actively & focus on what you really need - don't be afraid of missing important information anymore!
  • Move your eyes faster for a more focussed reading.

Day 2

  • Activate passive knowledge: you remember much more than you think!
  • ​Overcome writer's block.
  • Create a morning routine to start your day actively.
  • Curb procrastination with time boxing.

Day 3

  • Stop jumping from reference to reference.
  • Keep focus on one text - one reading, one goal.
  • Learn how to take notes on scientific literature for future writing projects.
  • Avoid plagiarism.

Day 4

  • Transform your text into a graph: your brain retains pictures better than words. ​
  • Memorize a content.

Day 5

  • ​​Structure your thoughts.
  • Create a reading programme for the next monthes for a better overview on your project.
  • Present your research project to your supervisor.

​A project-based course

This online course is specially designed for researchers. It offers ways to get effective working habits.

It is project-based: you will work on your own research project using your own scientific literature.

  • Increase motivation to bring more energy to your readings.
  • Make yourself immune to distractions by deepening focus.
  • Break out the passive reading habits by learning efficient techniques to deal with information.


THE COURSE has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy

Rachael,  PhD Student- Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Institute of Nanoltechnologies

After completing the training, I can honestly say that the quality of my day-to-day work as a PhD student has improved. 
This course was a game changer! I am so much more efficient in reading, setting realistic goals, and finding the important sections of the text! 
It has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy. I think that at the end of my PhD, I will still say the most important decision I made during my research was to enroll in this course! 

To end the loneliness, try this revolutionary experience

Naji Salah-Eddine, PhD student in finance , Casablanca, Morocco

​The way Ms Marta simplified the methods gives me a glimmer of hope. Using those methods lead to gains in time, efforts and allow you to make progress. This experience is a unique opportunity to get academic tools that will be useful in a number of ways. I recommend each person to take this course. I would like to thank Ms Martha for the precious time she allows to us.

This workshop is a productive way to help you stay motivated 

How does it work?

  • Every morning you will receive one video explaining one exercise.
  • Each exercise session will last from 40 to 90 minutes.
  • You will have acess to a forum (Facebook group) where you can ask questions and share experiences with other participants and me.
  • You can do the daily exercise whenever you want during the day.
  • Each exercise is additionnally explained in a PDF to download. So you can go back to it later if needed.

You just have to register below, to confirm your regsitration ​as soon as possible - and then you wil receive the lessons one by one.


Course outcomes

  • You have increased your reading speed.
  • You know how to focus on information you need.
  • You are able to find information fast.
  • You know how to recall information to increase retention.
  • ​You have designed a reading strategy for the next monthes.
  • You overcome writer's block.
  • ​Reading scientific literature triggers your creativity.
  • You know a time managment technique to overcome procrastination.
  • You know how to structure your notes for future writing projects.
  • ​You boost your self-confidence.

​​More testimonials​

boosting my reading skills also boosts my writing skills!

Marcela Contreras Cruz, PhD student in Management , University of Montpellier 

I was very surprised and glad with the result from the second day exercise (recalling information). I have realized many things. First, I had lacked confidence in myself to recall information from my readings and use it in writing. In this exercise, I followed the instructions and didn't look at my notes from the previous one. As a result i got 392 words written in the 1st ten minutes and 397 in the 2nd, for a total of 789 words in only 20 minutes of work! It's definitely more than I have accomplished in a regular day of work at the office! So my second discovery was that boosting my reading skills also boosts my writing skills

Martha is like a “magician” that can read the mind of A PhD student

Lesia, PhD in Biophysics, University of Strasbourg

​I liked the way how Martha gives her exercises. She is like a “magician” that can read the mind of PhD student. While giving some task she said directly what we should not do and what we should not think. And it was exactly what PhD students have in their mind in that moment. At least me I had, and some others based on their Facebook feedbacks. Afraid to lose important information, reading several times the same article trying to understand it, losing motivation while reading. This course is for you! 

​I have improved my reading, writing, memorization and organization skills

​Shehu, ​PhD student in Energetics/Fire Safety at INSA CVL, Bourges, France

​The five days online course provided by Martha with a theme "Boost Your Reading Skills" has been really exciting, quite challenging and very informative. In addition, we have access to print resources to help us learn at our pace and do our exercises.
I have improved my reading, writing, memorization and organization skills. This course has assisted me to progress with my research thesis seamlessly, ​I therefore recommends to anyone who wish to improve their writing and reading skills.