The former National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics. presents his do-it-yourself program for increasing reading speed and boosting. Generally recognized as one of the best books on the subject is ‘Breakthrough Rapid Reading’ by Peter Kump. Kump was National Director of Education for. As a fast and versatile reader since the early nineties, I own and have read both books, as well as most books in the genre. Peter Kump’s book is much older.
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Feb 04, Talia Colley rated it really liked it Shelves: Does speed reading help when reading programming books? I still believe strongly that these two techniques are less about techniques and more that they are precursors to speed reading. One of the first speed reading books I read.
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OK I skipped a few days so it took me two months to finish instead of six weeks. It is all down to the individual at breakthroughh end of the day — it just depends how badly you want to succeed. Okay, after finally having some time to read books again, I realized that I was going to have to learn how to read faster. If rappid know all the methods, just pick those which are effective for you and start practicing.
There, I said it.
Spreeder is my favorite. Kump defines reading as “looking at the printed words and getting enough meaning from them to satisfy your purpose. For me, speed reading is like speed eating. You can paste any text you wish and then adjust the controls, including the overall speed, font size, how many words you want to see at a time. May 13, Jeff rated it it was amazing.
Jun 07, Khuyen rated it liked it. Apr 21, Chika rated it really liked it Shelves: Nearly any material can be copy and pasted into Spreeder in order to allow you to traverse through the words at a quicker pace. Published November 1st by Prentice Hall Press first published Speed-reading classes have been around since the late 50s when schoolteacher Mrs Evelyn Wood pioneered her now world-renowned techniques.
Mar 21, George Simons rated it it was amazing. Instead of hearing yoru voice in yoru head and going slowly and trying to remember and read eveyrhting, now reading to me is just setting a purpose, reading through a text many times and recalling bgeakthrough while writing out what you read and understand. The book, and the method, is predicated on the idea that we don’t have to read everything at the same level of depth.
Workshops, seminars, and self-help books soon followed, and now there are many computer software packages available too as home-study by PC takes root across the globe.
But I’ll pray for your soul, because reading is a treat. Ingenious book on speed reading techniques that really guides you through acquiring the skills as if you were in a real course with instructor and everything.
Mar 31, Apoorva Kumar rated it it was amazing. Picking this up again. I am a speed reading instructor and have collected every available book and course on Speed Reading. I recommend this book to everyone who, well, reads. This involves linear hand and eye movements hand movements are a crucial component of speed readinggoing from one word to the next and next, then the next line and the one after that.
The course work is for a 6 week period. Nov 23, Mir Ahmad rated it really liked it. Myself a speed reader with a max rate of ish wpm, I can attest that the techniques used are accurate.
But this book pointed out that there are ways to read much faster that can help with both.
Which book is more effective, Breakthrough Rapid Reading or Triple Your Reading Speed? – Quora
The passages are not even graded according to difficulty nor according to technique. This is what the tone of the ppeter felt like: Your brain learns how to read and comprehend words as units, without subvocalizing them. As a starting point, I read at the speed of an average college student.
May 24, Matheus rated it it was amazing. The purpose breatkhrough how you read. Not bad for a book about speed reading. It was rpid as he pointed out that many of us have several factors that limit our reading speed.
The beauty of this book is it contains specific exercises and drills where readers can practice each new technique. Does speed reading exist? That said, I would say that he’s kept it simple on purpose. You can customize the words per minutes to increase the challenges of your reading speed.
It then flashes words in a similar format and you can control the speed, length, etc. So you don’t do reading exercises in lieu of other reading. The 36 chapters are to be read one per day and reading them and doing the associated exercises take about minutes. When you see this, it typically means that the writer isn’t a speed reader and doesn’t know what they are talking about.