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Photoreading by Paul R. Scheele
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Oct 09, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: self-improvement, how-to
Read in January, 2007

This is a total scam! If you don't believe me, read Wikipedia.

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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda Gray I'm not saying it isn't a scam.
But wikipedia really isn't the most reliable source of information out there.

message 2: by Dave (new) - rated it 1 star

Dave Jones Linda:

That may be true. However the Wikipedia article did reference a Nasa study that concluded "...there is no benefit to using the PhotoReading technique." I haven't been able to find any similar credible, independent, positive - or even inconclusive! - evaluation of the Photoreading technique.

I probably should've referenced this study instead of Wikipedia.

I certainly did not enjoy a reading rate anywhere near 25,000 words/minute. Heck, I would've been satisfied with, say, a 50% increase. The techniques have some value (Ask yourself "Why am I reading this?", Scan material before you read -- although I would not do that for fiction.) If you read my parenthesized tips, you can skip the book. You're welcome.

This is also a literary equivalent to an infomercial. Scheele often points the reader to more materials published by his Learning Strategies Corporation to enhance these "skills."

I appreciate your comment. Because of you, this response is probably a lot more useful than the original off-the-cuff review! Thanks for visiting.

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