Speed Reading Books
I mentioned last week that I started a speed reading program based on Evelyn Wood research while back in the late 50-ies. I use the book The Evelyn Wood Seven Day Speed Reading and Learning Program which has an accompanying audio book (it basically repeats the stuff in the printed book). I find it a bit strange that the book has such a bad rating at Amazon. I found some valuable insights and techniques in the book, but I am still not comfortable at all with things like reading words out of their order and spending just a few seconds on a page. Just in case I decide to try another book on this topic, I might check out those books that I found on Amazon:
- Breakthrough Rapid Reading - by Peter Kump, a previous National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics
- Triple Your Reading Speed, Fourth Edition - by Wade Cutler, who developed the Cutler Accleread Method.
- 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale, The Princeton Language Institute
- Power Reading : The Best, Fastest, Easiest, Most Effective Course on Speedreading and Comprehension Ever Developed! - by Rick Ostrov. Some reviewers say that the book is too verbose and the title confirms it :)
- Super Reading Secrets - by Howard Stephen Berg.
I don't think that this speeding reading is nonsense, but I guess that it has some restrictions and specific areas where it should be used. But since I haven't finished the book, it is not fair to evaluate it yet.