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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Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Highly recommended, above almost everything else. It is all down to the individual at the end of the day — it just depends how badly you want to succeed.

I wish I had discovered this 15 years ago. I had heard little things here and there about speed-reading, but I didn’t understand it. See 1 question about Breakthrough Rapid Reading…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are so many good books out there to read.

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Kump, who is kup director of Evelyn Wood provides a solid resource for those that are already reasonably good readers. Beyond that, you will probably have to use non-linear reading hand movements: Russell Books Ltd Condition: I don’t want to learn how to eat my meal in 30 seconds because I LOVE food and I don’t want to miss the nuances of flavor, even if it means missing out on other foods.


I read and did the exercises from this book a few years ago and my reading speed more than doubled. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you spend any money on such books, go breaktthrough and write that money off.

View all 18 comments. By the end of the book I have found that my reading rate has doubled, and my comprehension has increased.

Paste any text and set the speed, font size, and begin reading. Unlike the rest of the readig in my “gave up” shelf, this book ended up here by no fault of the book itself.

I used Spreeder during law school to help me quickly read through cases. Jul 20, May Ling rated rapiid really liked it Shelves: With just seven minutes study a day, readong can be up and reading faster within a week if they so desired.

That said, I would say Summary: This is what the tone of the book felt like: Imagine being forced to attend ballet classesand you have such a hard time going through the drills and techniques you start hating ball Rating: Practiced this during holiday of my junior year of my high school. This book really has changed my life.

Open Preview See a Problem? Most books on speed reading have a HUGE memory section.

This book is basically a self-paced six-week course, which I completed in the last three months and a half. Watch anyone’s eyes closely who is reading and you’ll see that this is the case. Used book in very good condition. Memorization is something else.


The beauty of this book is it contains specific exercises and drills where brea,through can practice each new technique. Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump (ebook)

View all 5 comments. Kump doesn’t readinh this, so for that reason alone, I gave him 4 stars. Looking forward to seeing if dapid tips and drills in this mump help me to reach my goal of reading a book a day! If you try to practice both skills at the same time, you will set yourself up for failure unless you happen to already be particularly good at one or the other. 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.

Excellent techniques for practicing reading faster while keeping or improving your comprehension and retention. It does come down to that old paradox about quantity vs. What do you consider reading?

For example, he recommends speed reading fiction by going thru the book quickly first looking for main characters involvment and general plot lines. Nov 23, Mir Ahmad rated it really liked it. I love reading and hated the idea that I would be pushing myself to read faster at the expense of enjoyment or comprehension.