The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

ISBN: 1566194024
ISBN 13: 9781566194020
By: Stanley D. Frank

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A system that works; a book that keeps selling. Since 1959, the Evelyn Wood Program of Dynamic Learning has been successfully employed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, helping them break free of the self-imposed shackles that hinder learning. By teaching us to tap the natural power of the mind, the Evelyn Wood method helps us to dramatically increase reading speed, retain more of what we hear and read, improve comprehension and develop our powers of concentration. In just minutes, you'll notice a real difference in your reading speed, and in succeeding chapters of this seven-day program you'll get the secrets of effective note-taking, find tips for instantly improving your writing, and much more.

Reader's Thoughts


Reading this book can get you up to about 900 words per min comfortably. This book was super helpful since there are soooo many things I WANT to read - watch out library... :D

Tedwood Strong

Can't really say that it works extremely well for comprehension, but I finished it in two hours.

Haider Al-Mosawi

This was an entertaining book to read, full of success stories on how the Evelyn Wood approach to speedreading and study skills has helped students tackle their reading assignments, reports and exams.Some of its references are a bit outdated (e.g. typewriters), but the information on speedreading and note-taking was useful and easy to understand.I have yet to practice the advanced speedreading techniques, so I can't confirm whether they work or not. I'll be picking up another speedreading book to see whether there are different approaches to speedreading and what would work best for me.Speedreading is an extremely valuable skills, especially if you plan on reading 100 books in a year. ;)


The speed reading probably takes some (a lot?) practice to achieve, but the studying advice is pretty good. Also it's funny how every success story in every chapter contains a paid instructor that helps the subject to achieve it's goal, it's almost like they are trying to send a message that you can't do it on your own. ;)


I think the book does help you improve your reading in a faster way but you still need to work on it to get to the point where you will be able to read faster. I did get some good tips out of the book. But, I think the more you read any book the faster you will get anyway.


hmmm it has some useful advices but it is not really a program, it tells you that you need a month of practice but doesnt give u a custom program or schedule or anything to help you to move on after you finish reading the book. Also it tells you that the best way to reach the maximum speed in through vertical reading, but again the author didn't explain this technique and how to achieve it! Finally, some of the examples given are not logical, how can a student who have never tried this technique at high level reach a speed of 5000 wpm in less than a week?!


Many helpful tips, although probably nothing you won't get from most books on speed-reading or study techniques. Adler & Van Doren's 'How to Read a Book' is still the best one around.


Helpful but it still takes a lot of practice to master the techniques.

Bryan Tanner

Life changer! Before reading, I was averaging 250 words/minute. After, I was consistently over 500 and up to 800 words/minute.


This boook was very informative on how to approch reading books in a more effective manner while this maintiang any understanding of what I have read. I have never been a big reader because i get bored very quickly or lose my oncentration; therefore making it hard to finish any book i try to read. This book has given me a whole new perspective of reading and continuing learning. Now i feel like i can actually pick up books and aquire useful knowledge that wll be helpful for yers to come in my life. Not only does it help you read but it also help you be a studnt overall from note taking to oraginizing thought, and even writing paper efficiently. I am glad i came across this read.

Christopher Brehm

This was a very helpful tool for increasing my reading speed and retention.

Sebastian Cosgrove

Did not improve my reading skills...maybe it's me.


I have always considered myself to be a slow reader and have always wanted to improve my speed. I once had a professor who had taken the Evelyn Wood program and could read through his students' research papers at an amazing speed. Because I did not want to spend a lot of money taking the actual class, I decided to give this book a try. Although I cannot read with the speed that others have attained by taking the class, I have to admit that this book has allowed me to increase my speed somewhat. This book describes how to prepare yourself for reading, make your environment conducive to reading, and use hand movements to aid in gaining speed, as well as other techniques. One thing that I discovered is that by reading faster, my mind is forced to concentrate more, and therefore I do not find my thoughts wandering as much as they used to do. If you are interested in increasing your reading speed or comprehension, I suggest giving this book a try.


The tips to speed up your reading to ~900 wpm do help quite a bit. However, the other tips to boost you past 1,500 don't work so well. There aren't many practices or drills provided to help you reach that level.The book is also interspersed with thoughts on how you can be a more effective student - report writing, taking notes from lectures, preparing for a final exam, etc - which were meaningless to me since I'm not in school anymore. It might have been helpful to me 10 years ago.


Wouldn't that be super-rad to get a fat book and rip through it in 20 minutes? There is so much to read out there and so little time! Now, with Evelyn Wood's help, you can have time to read everything! EVERYTHING!!!I read it and tried the concepts for awhile and . . . (sigh) I am still a slow reader. I did read it before law school, (where by necessity I learned the power of "skim"), so I might be better at it if I tried again.

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