Education: Read Faster & Better

To read 2,500 words a minute—ten times the average American's reading rate —is almost to qualify someone as a freak or a genius. Last week, at the new Reading Dynamics Institute in Washington, D.C., one pert college girl chewed up a sociology textbook at the rate of 14,000 w.p.m. Other students, from lawyers to Senators, mined such lodes of logorrhea as Anthony Adverse in less than two hours. What's more, they developed almost total recall: the whole point was comprehension. Washington has seen nothing like it since the days when Teddy Roosevelt read...

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