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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump. This program distills fundamental principles and skills chat can be learned at home with the help of the drills and exercises provided.
And because it lets readers choose their own materials and set their own pace, it’s the ideal method for busy people juggling a full schedule. He has taught rapid reading to White House staff, corporate groups, and individuals. He lives in New York City. PaperbackRevised editionpages. Published November 1st by Prentice Hall Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Breakthrough Rapid Readingplease sign up.
The basic tech of the book is moving your fingers, which is not very practical to use on your digital equipment. See 1 question about Breakthrough Rapid Reading….
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Lists with This Book. Jan 12, Jeremy marked it as gave-up. Unlike the rest of the books in my “gave up” shelf, this book ended up here by no fault of the breakthrouh itself.
The content that I did cover was very good, well-organized, and effective. In the first couple of chapters I was able to increase my speed significantly without losing comprehension. What I came to discover, though, is that I don’t want to read fast. There, I said it.
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For me, speed reading is like speed eating. I don’t want to learn how to eat my meal in 30 seconds because I LOVE food and I Unlike the rest of the books in my “gave up” shelf, this book ended up here by no fault of the book itself.
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 love slowly turning the pages and experiencing the book.
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Even if it means reading less books. So there you have it. If reading is utilitarian for you, go for it. But I’ll pray for your soul, because reading is a treat. Mar 16, Amy Hardison rated it it was amazing. I am already reading at least 3 times faster than I did before I started reading this book. However, it is a hands-on book.
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It has daily exercises. While I have explored some sped reading in the past, the thing I love about this book is the idea that rapid reading with good comprehension is a learnable skill. Your brain learns how to read and comprehend words as units, without subvocalizing them. In other words, the frustration that might occur early on because comprehension is l I am already reading at least 3 times faster than I did before I started reading this book.
In other words, the frustration that might breaktrough early on because comprehension is low, is only temporary– readig you keep practicing. May 13, Jeff rated it it was amazing. This book actually works, if you put in the effort to practice breaktrough. OK I skipped a few days so it took me two months to finish instead of six weeks. My reading rate tripled with full comprehension, from words per minute to I can achieve much higher rates with some comprehension loss.
If you are a student or need to read for your job, the techniques around selective reading and recall readding help you to hit much, much higher rates while getting everything you need out of a book or art This book actually works, if you put in the effort to practice daily. If you are a student or need to read for your job, the techniques around selective reading and recall will help you to hit much, much higher rates while getting everything you need out of a book or article, magazine, email, etc.
I wish I had discovered this 15 years ago. I could have read three times as many books over those years, and it would have been an enormous help in grad school. Apr 03, Bryan marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: So many books, so little time! I feel that my comprehension rfading suffered a little. I need to practice the excercises in the breaakthrough half of the book for awhile before I move on to the rest of the book.
But, I do intend to finish this eventually. Jan 17, Jim is currently reading it Shelves: Picking this up again. I hope this book will help me read faster while still enjoying and comprehending what I read. As a starting point, I read at the speed of an average college student. The 36 chapters are to be read one per day and reading them Picking this up again. The 36 chapters are to be read one per day and reading them and doing the associated exercises take about minutes.
The course work is for a 6 week period. So you don’t do reading exercises in lieu of other reading. Kump defines reading as “looking at the peeter words and getting enough meaning from them to satisfy your purpose. Just an effort to go faster and stay focused. The book chapters and drills seemed to be divided into drills that focus on: BRR exercises increase stress over a period of time. I like the idea of this book as there are some books I have avoided as I feel I would lose interest if they took too long to complete.
Breakhhrough tuned for further details. View all 18 breakthrkugh. Sep 24, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay, after finally having some time to read books again, I realized that I was going to have to learn how to read faster. I had heard little things here and there about speed-reading, but I didn’t understand it. I love reading and hated the idea that I would be pushing myself to read faster at the expense of enjoyment or comprehension. But this book pointed out that there are ways to read much faster that can help with both.
It does come down to that old paradox about quantity vs. So, after researching books on speed reading, I found this one with the highest praise and reviews and started in on it. It was fantastic as he pointed out that many of us have several factors that limit epter reading speed.
One is that our eyes make saccads from word to word instead of moving smoothly. Watch anyone’s eyes closely who is reading and you’ll see that this is the case. But Kump points readding, you can force your eyes to move faster mump dragging your finger oeter the words and then your eyes will flow and you can actually force them to move faster.
Also, you can read faster if you practice. After only 2 weeks, and with some tedious measurements, I found I really could force myself breakthrouth read almost twice as fast.
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 there is no vocal cord limit to how fast our eyes move, we still pronounce the words to ourselves as we read. That is a habit that is hard to break, but when worked at, can increase our reading speed dramatically.
Loved the book, it changed the way I read. But it was hard for me to have the self discipline to do all the exercises, and keep timing myself to measure my progress. Aug 25, Zanny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As far as I know, this is the premier text for speed-reading. I first used it for a class during my second year of college.
Despite the fact that I was far less consistent in working through the book than I should have been, I more than doubled my reading speed without substantial loss in comprehension.
If a slacker like me can make that kind of improvement I recently started going through the book again and have once again seen a drastic improvement in both my fiction and nonfiction rates. Co As far as I know, this is the premier text for speed-reading. View all 3 comments. Jan 23, Leon M rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
You will really need to practice if you want to acquire the skill of speed reading – I took an hour and more for all the pratice drills every day in the last week! Jul 20, May Ling rated it really liked it Shelves: