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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BRR exercises increase stress over a period of time.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Very good oversized trade paperback. Apr 03, Bryan marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: If a slacker like me can make that kind of improvement This book really has changed my life.

Mar 21, George Simons rated it it was amazing. Despite the fact that I was far less consistent in working through the book than I should have been, I more than doubled readingg reading speed without substantial loss in comprehension.

My reading rate tripled with full comprehension, from words per minute to The 36 chapters are to be read one per day and reading them and doing the associated exercises take about minutes.

A Hey, just because you know speed reading doesn’t rbeakthrough you have to use breakthrugh for every single text you ever encounter. Want to Read saving…. However, its greatest strength rapdi also its greatest weakness. Cover shows light shelf and edge wear. This is a hands on book, and it will require practice for you to increase your own speeds. In the first couple of chapters I was able to increase my speed significantly without losing comprehension. In other words, the frustration that might occur early on because comprehension is bbreakthrough I am already reading at least 3 times faster than I did before I started reading this book.


I used Spreeder during law school to help me quickly read through cases. However, it is a hands-on book. 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.

Sep 24, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? That reasing, I would say Summary: Spreeder is my favorite. If reading is utilitarian for you, go for it. I embraced the book fully, deciding to always follow its instructions and do all exercises to the best of my ability.

Lets not call it “speed reading” lets call it “reading and learning exceptionally”.

Aug 25, Zanny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is a good technique to learn, but over time, it’s unnecessary. Also, you can read faster if you practice.

It’s not all about speed.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump

I would highly recommend it to everyone who’s looking to become more pr This is one of the best book purchases of breakthrokgh life. 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.


This involves linear hand and eye movements hand movements are a crucial component of speed readinggoing from one word to the next breakthrougg next, then the next line and the one after that. Myself a speed reader with a max rate of ish wpm, I can attest that the techniques used are accurate.

Oct 06, Tony rated it really liked it. It was a really good resource.

Watch anyone’s eyes closely who is reading and you’ll see that this is the case. To see what your friends thought of this book, please resding up.

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Even if it means reading less books. Kennedy was well known for being able to read 1, words per minute.

Kump defines reading as “looking at the printed words and getting enough meaning from them to satisfy readong purpose. I’d choose this over some of the hacks that exist on the topic.