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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I still believe strongly that these two techniques are less about techniques and more that they are precursors to speed reading.

It is claimed that the book has helped thousands of people to read up to eight times faster, allied to improved concentration, and retention of information. So you don’t do reading exercises in lieu of other reading.

It’s a great entry, but if you struggle with reading, you may find his way of describing it unapproachable. After only 2 weeks, and with some tedious measurements, I found I really could force myself to read almost twice as fast.

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For sharing the secrets of rapid reading and changing my life forever. To ask other readers questions about Breakthrough Rapid Readingplease sign up. I disagree with this because to me the main reason for a fiction book is enjoyment and getting lost in the story. It then flashes words in a similar format and you can control the speed, length, etc.

This is what the tone of the book felt like: I don’t want to learn how to eat my meal in 30 seconds because I LOVE food and I Unlike the rest of the books in my “gave up” shelf, this book ended up here by no raipd of the book itself.


Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump (ebook)

I highly recommend that everyone try a system like this out because of the dramatic difference it will make in your ability to get thru the reading material you long to go thru. Used – Very Good. I first used it for a class during my second year of college. Unlike many programs, you can choose to practice with any text you want. I’m currently researching techniques on Speed Reading for an upcoming course I’m going to co-teach and wanted to see what others khmp doing.

Understanding all of the ideas of the book? Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.

However, its greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. What Spreeder does is limit subvocalization by flashing words quickly on your screen. These hand movements don’t have an upper limit, and could theoretically be used for speeds of WPM or more assuming you could handle breakthrpugh rates.

Used book in good condition. Speaking every word to yourself? Trivia About Breakthrough Rapi Used book in very good condition. View all 5 comments. Deading valuable lesosns and important to understand techniques, well written and explained and the practice exercises, though I didn’t do them, were really well designed. You’re getting info second hand and often incorrectly described. The 36 chapters are to be read one per day and reading them and doing the associated exercises take about minutes.

I like the ranges, but I’m not a huge fan of his wording on what people Need to improve on. Want to Read saving…. May 24, Matheus rated it it was amazing.

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I would highly recommend it to everyone who’s looking to become more pr This is one of the best book purchases of my life. Apr 21, Chika rated it really liked it Shelves: There are ways to do this. Not the only book I rapod though.

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Jan 10, Vivian rated it really liked it.

Deeply reading any book requires a lot more interaction and hence time. Russell Books Ltd Condition: A You can expect “traditional reading” up to about words per minute WPMprobably a bit less. Very Good; Mild wear. Reading is about not being sure if you read it all, atleast at first I think.

Prentice Hall Direct, Don’t get me wrong: Walden Antiquarian Books Published: I embraced the book fully, deciding to always follow its instructions and do all exercises to the best of my ability. You start out skeptically trying what the author is instructing you to do, and after a few weeks you find that your reading has dramatically improved. As a breakthrojgh point, I read at the speed of an average college student.

View all 3 comments. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. When you see this, it typically means that the writer isn’t breaktrough speed reader and doesn’t know what they are talking about.

You feel like you want to read them all at once, just so you know what everyone was talking about. It’s almost one of those situations in which seeing is believing. 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.