Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump from Wood Reading Dynamics. presents his do-it-yourself program for increasing reading speed. 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 recommend this book to everyone who, well, reads. There are ways to do this.

I’d choose this over some of the hacks that exist on the topic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I still believe strongly that these two techniques are less about techniques and more that they are precursors to speed reading. View all 5 comments. Speed-reading is now big business, and people who want to petre ahead in life are adopting the technique to further their careers, as well as enjoy the sense of power, and freedom that reading faster provides.

But to become a fast reader, you have to practice, practice and practice Pg 23 – I don’t agree you should always use your hand. Here are some of the more prominent sites that have praised spreeder. 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.

I vreakthrough this book will help me read faster while still enjoying and comprehending what I read.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump

It’s almost one of those situations in w This book was an interesting speee for so many reasons. Obviously not read all the books you want to in one go — but similar. Refresh and try again. Jul 20, May Ling rated it really liked it Shelves: However, its greatest strength is also its greatest weakness.


Not bad for a book about speed reading.

Don’t get me wrong: A You can expect “traditional reading” up to about words per minute WPMprobably a bit less. In a heavy day of leisurely reading, I could expect to read about pages of an average book prior to taking this course, now I could easily read a book or two a day.

May 13, Jeff rated it it was amazing. Too much of this book consists of exercises of questionable value. Spreeder is my favorite. Its uses are so diverse and effective that I feel this review and a mere 5 stars will never do it justice. Jul 11, Jevgenij rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 24, Jason Wang rated it it was amazing.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Stay tuned for further details. I could have read three times as many books over those years, and it would have been an enormous help in grad school. And thanks to the speed of the Internet, students receive up-to-the minute monitoring of their progress. It has daily exercises. Workshops, seminars, and self-help books soon followed, and now there are many computer software packages available too as home-study by PC breakyhrough root across the globe.

Another little trick he points out is that many of us read as slowly to ourselves as we do when we read out loud, even though breeakthrough is no vocal cord limit to how fast our eyes move, we still pronounce the words to ourselves as we read.

View all 18 comments. PaperbackRevised editionpages. Great teacher, I used the techniques in the book to finish the book, really changed my life even because now I am imagining a future where i read a book a day, or atleast a few books a week. This book really has changed my life.


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I spent a total of about 70 hours doing speed reading exercises over the last four months. It literally changed my life! Co As far as I know, this is the premier text for speed-reading.

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 24, Matheus rated it it was amazing. When you see this, it typically means that the writer isn’t a speed reader and doesn’t know what they are talking about. Nearly any material can be copy and pasted into Spreeder in order to allow you to traverse through the words at a quicker pace.

However, we spend so much time reading, from emails to studying, that speed reading is too valuable of a skill to ignore completely. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Apr 03, Bryan marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: I didn’t make it all the way through this book but got some useful tips early on. Now my finger keeps moving in the zigzag fashion on the page: The basic tech of the book is moving your fingers, which is not very practical to use on your digital equipment. Practiced this during holiday of my junior year of my high school.

I’m currently researching techniques on Speed Reading for an upcoming course I’m going to co-teach and wanted to see what others are doing. If you spend any money on such books, go ahead and write that money off.

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