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The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

FANTASTIC BOOK

This book is great. If you stick with it you will soon be reading much, much faster. The book also outines a methodology for students to use when studying. I bought this book to assist me with the reading required in grad school. Within the first 5 weeks o...
This book is great. If you stick with it you will soon be reading much, much faster. The book also outines a methodology for students to use when studying. I bought this book to assist me with the reading required in grad school. Within the first 5 weeks of the semester I had read ever book, article etc required on the syllabi. Imagine my classmates dismay as I was able to quote/ reference material we were not scheduled to cover until the last part of the semester. The book is worth it for that alone for every student that is competing with others on a curve. And as the book teaches you will have really been through the material five times by the time you have 'read' something. Have found it to be better for non-fiction and technical, business related material. It takes some of the joy out of a good fiction read. Highly recommend this book.

posted by Anonymous on December 29, 2003

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your time

The book increased my reading, but the improvement was insignificant. Anyone can increase by concentrating. Also, the book cites many students who improved, but these students had taken an Evelyn Wood course and spent a month in it before seeing the promised results. Th...
The book increased my reading, but the improvement was insignificant. Anyone can increase by concentrating. Also, the book cites many students who improved, but these students had taken an Evelyn Wood course and spent a month in it before seeing the promised results. The note taking portion was confusing and without an instructor you don't know if you are doing it correctly. You won't see great improvement in 7 days.

posted by Anonymous on August 4, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    FANTASTIC BOOK

    This book is great. If you stick with it you will soon be reading much, much faster. The book also outines a methodology for students to use when studying. I bought this book to assist me with the reading required in grad school. Within the first 5 weeks of the semester I had read ever book, article etc required on the syllabi. Imagine my classmates dismay as I was able to quote/ reference material we were not scheduled to cover until the last part of the semester. The book is worth it for that alone for every student that is competing with others on a curve. And as the book teaches you will have really been through the material five times by the time you have 'read' something. Have found it to be better for non-fiction and technical, business related material. It takes some of the joy out of a good fiction read. Highly recommend this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2009

    pretty cool stuff

    this book has really tought me to read faster,and to understand what im reading

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2005

    An interesting read...

    This book was great! All of the techniques were fascinating to learn about and I can't wait to apply them. This book will help those who want to improve their reading speed, take better notes, and also retain more information. I have so far doubled my reading speed after 3 days (from 250 to 500) and I can't wait to progress on and watch my grades soar!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    really consider this book

    Wow, this book really is good! I used to read at about 300 words per minut and in 2 days (I only read the book while on the bus to school) I could read 669 wpm. I calculated it using the formula given in the book. That is good but i'm shooting for the 1500 wpm it says I can achieve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2002

    I Love It

    It Was a Great Book To Read. I Easily tripled my reading speed overnight. I have always been a slow reader. I would recomend it to anyone who loves to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Improve Your Reading Speed

    I am actually reading this book as of now, and I have already improved my reading fromthe average 200 words-per-minute to an improvement of 600-words-per minute. With the simple techniques this book supplies, you will easily increase your reading speed. Not only does this book teach you how to increase ypur reading speed, but it tells you how to improve your comprehension, sharpen your concentration, help you meet deadlines at ease, and take good notes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2000

    Should be in high school curriculum!

    This book will help you read almost twice as fast within the first 50 pages! Its excellent, they give you a reading test, tell you how to time yourself, and then they give you another after teaching you a technique. My reading speed was more than doubled so I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2000

    Accelerate your reading rate

    This book is wonderful. It has helped me to double my reading rate and increase my overall comprehension. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read at a more efficent level or just needs some help studying for test or writing papers. This book is amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2000

    This book is amazing

    This is a great book. It's a book about reading books. If you don't know how to read, don't read this book on reading books, because it won't help much. I know. I've tried it and it didn't help me to read very much. See ya.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2000

    This book changed my life

    Reading this book changed my life. I used to be a very slow reader. I had totally given up reading long books because they would take me months to finish and get very tedious. Now, I tear through several long books a month. I only wish I had learned to speed-read years ago. Take it from this skeptic and cynic, speed reading really works!!! Moreover, I remember more of what I read and enjoy reading even more.

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