The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

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

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About this book

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


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. ;)

Tedwood Strong

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


This really works. I reread this every few years to boost my speeds kills for my school reading. The only problem is that you start to speed-read things that you wanted to take longer (your leisure reads).


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.


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.


تحسين مهارة القراءة السريعه لتمكنك من قراءة أكبر عدد ممكن من الاحرف فى الدقيقه الواحدة ، طرق بسيطه لتنمية المهارة فى البرنامج الموجود بالكتاب وامثله متنوعه نصائح

Ambrose Miles

The system really works! I increased my words per minute reading time. Perhaps I'll finish books as fast as I did this one, but then this book was an easy read. The book is geared more for the student in a school learning environment, than for the armchair reader as it's biggest component is the learning program. Still, an over all good and useful book.


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


The Evelyn Wood 7-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program, by Stanley D. Frank, Ed. D. - 1 and a half stars; really, I should have looked at the contents of this book more before purchasing it (from Kate’s gift card), because I’m not at all interested in tips for scoring well on tests, or for strategies in taking college courses; I probably did benefit from the "follow the finger" advice, to enhance concentration, and also from the "don’t retrogress advice"; still, I think it’s about "quality, not quantity", and forcing myself to read overly fast seems, after one day of practice, to decrease my reading enjoyment; the potential upside seems enormous, though, so I’m not giving up yet, either

Bryan Tanner

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


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


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?!

Nate Cahoon

I'm trying to implement the disciplines prescribed in this text, both in the course of ordinary reading and in a course I'm taking. I appear to be getting good results, but I'll withhold final judgment until sufficient data is available to warrant it. In the meantime, I've assigned this middle-of-the-road rating.


It helped, but didn't work as well as it described.

Frank Pentimone

A Must Read for any reader, why not read faster, this doubled my speed. I want to read it again and see if I can go faster. It's been working since the 50's so that says something

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