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Testimonials for 10 Days to Faster Reading
“Recently I have decided that I would like to learn how to speed read. About a week after my initial learning process began, I purchased 10 Days to Faster Reading. I want to start off by saying that this book has been amazing. I first started 280 wpm and on some time trials I read at around 580wpm. My comprehension has remained the same throughout all the test trials. I have become an avid reader over the past few months, and the skills that you have taught me have made me love to read even more. I look forward to applying the skills that I have learned and becoming an even better reader, and a more knowledgeable person. Thank you again, it has been a great experience.”
“I just read your book 10 Days to Faster Reading. Before I read this book I went for an assessment test at a community college. I took the test and got a 69 on reading, I knew I could do better and was searching around and found this book. After reading this book I retook the test and got an 89 on the reading portion of the assessment test, which is considered college level!!! Thank you so much, this book is great, I’ve always enjoyed reading, but I was too slow and that discouraged me. I enjoy reading, and I do alot more of it and in a faster way. Thank you!”
“By reading your speed reading book and chapter one of the Success Skills, I earned an A average by the end of the semester. Thanks to your books I made an A in the class and my GPA is now 3.727!!!”
“Greetings from Porto, Portugal. I just finished reading the “10 days for faster reading” book and I just want to thank you. I rediscovered the pleasure of reading.”
“I just completed your 10 Days to Faster Reading book, and it really works. No magic tricks, just common sense that has eluded me for years. THANK YOU! I had a backlog of about 15 books, and now it’s instantly down to 6 because quick scans of all of them showed me that 9 of them would not be the best use of my time. And, I’ll knock off the other 6 in less than half the time, allowing my learning to progress to other things.”
“10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale wasn’t the book I was most looking forward to reading from the Personal MBA reading list. However, having finished the book and seeing the results it yielded I am really glad I read it.” (Read More)
Testimonials for The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading
Hope that this email will find you well,Thanks for helping me. PERIOD. How??
I am an international student currently pursuing a graduate degree here in the States. Before getting into university, I had a bitter story regarding admission tests, which are frequently required from non-English speakers.
My scores in the IELTS tests were poor. I retook the exam several times. I could overcome all aspects of the exam except one: reading. My problem was time. Time usually flied so hurriedly while still having many tasks at hand. I felt desperate until, one evening, I happened to roam one of those sprawling book stores here in town. I glanced an orange-colored book with a phrase-catching title “speed reading”. I flipped through it and I was instantly stunned by all practical ideas inscribed there.
I took the IELTS and got a higher-than-anticipated score in all bands, including reading section.
I am writing this simply to say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.
“I have always looked for books on speed reading and have many books on the subject. I have read one of the author’s previous speed reading books, and I think this is the best by far. When using your hands as a guide to reading, it does help read faster. She has many great tips on how to read, what not to speed read through, and so on. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learning to read at a faster rate.”
“I bought 3 extra copies and gave to teachers who teach reading. I also tutor Adult literacy and am using it to help with teaching my student. As a reading teacher myself, I enjoyed the tips throughout the book and got many ideas to incorporate in the classroom. I manage mechanics on a full time basis have bought 2 extra to have for use at their leisure. As for helping me, the chapter on electronic mail and organizing that was very helpful. I now spend less time and energy through techniques in the chapter.THIS BOOK IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! Thank you Abby!”
“I am writing this review for people who are starting speed reading. There is no need for you to buy all the books I bought because The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading is by far the best among them all.” (Read More)
I just completed reading your book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading”. (In record time, no-less!) Read in I day! With comprehension and retention! GREAT BOOK!!! Well written and extremely valuable. This book has already added to the quality of my life, and will doubt be instrumental in my life, going forward (Really!).
I have been an avid reader (mostly non-fiction) for well over 20 years; and always considered myself a “fast” reader. I was surprised with the results of my first timed reading exercise (180+);I immediately “re-took” the exercise and faired not much better (200). What I realized, was that I was not a “fast” reader, but an efficient one; I have been well organized and always made/found time to read (many of your suggestions, like bring a book to waiting rooms, I have been doing for years), and as such, I have read many, many books over the years. I have also been blessed with great memory and recall, which has richly added to my life.
Your book made me realize that I was a “subvocaliztional reader; I instantly broke that habit (being consciously aware) and my reading speed improved dramatically.By books end, I was/am reading 480/500+ words per minute with comprehension and retention (I went to the library and randomly picked books that I did not have a particular interest in and did one-minute timed exercised to prove my point to myself).
“Beale’s book (Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading) is well written and practical. She shares a variety of techniques and encourages the reader to try them and pick the ones that work for him or her. Included are seven practice readings and a chart to track your progress. The author’s approach is upbeat, flexible and enjoyable. I look forward to continuing to use the techniques Beale suggests, improve my speed and comprehension, and enjoy my reading.”