Remember everything you read. She created and marketed a system said to increase a reader s speed over the average reading rate of 250 to 300 words a minute by a factor of three to ten times or more while preserving and.
As a pair of scientists who study reading wrote this weekend in the new york times wood taught that slow readers are inefficient readers.
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The last thing evelyn wood the matriarch of speed reading expected in 1961 was for somebody to call her a fraud. The promise of speed reading is a tantalizing one which is no doubt the reason that the idea has been around since at least the 1950s when evelyn wood came out with her reading dynamics training program. Presidents kennedy and carter profited from the course so much they insisted that their top staff members take it.
In scan artist biederman recounts the life and career of evelyn wood 1909 95 a self proclaimed reading expert whose reading dynamics course did little to improve speed without loss of comprehension. Ceos of fortune 500 companies college professors members of congress and over two million other achievers are also evelyn wood graduates. Evelyn nielsen wood january 8 1909 august 26 1995 was an american educator and businessperson widely known for popularizing speed reading although she preferred the phrase dynamic reading.
Working with underachieving students wood noticed that they labored through even the most basic reading assignments. The speed reading comprehension courses contained herein were developed by world renowned evelyn wood reading dynamics south africa trained instructor institute director dr bruce w. Unfortunately instead of providing the information that i previously learned is was just a commercial telling how great evelyn wood was.
The family of super reading and execu read programs are the result of 28 years of international speed reading instruction to more than 25000 students. Evelyn wood reading dynamics works like magic. Evelyn wood speed reading training evelyn wood speed reading dynamics accelerates reading speed while improving vocabulary and memory enhancing study skills and developing new note taking methods.
S3 e5 2 min highlight comedy late night. Her method which she called reading dynamics could purportedly help. An announcer promotes the evelyn woodski slow reading course which teaches students to slow down their reading pace.
4 2 out of. Wood who died in 1995 was a true reading pioneer in fact she s the one generally credited with coining the term speed reading her initial interest was sparked in the late 1940s when she was a teacher at jordan high school in salt lake city.