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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1966)
Monday, October 31, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
e9s a college
Tom Hall is just another guy that likes to play
baseball more than most. Since he's working his
way through college, he doesn't have much time
left to study. Maybe even less than you. That's
why Tom enrolled in our Reading Class.
Tom admits that for eight weeks his schedule was
worse than" usual, his baseball was at stake. Wom
en just had to wait!
Now that the course is over, Tom is still no egg
head or professor. Baseball's still his first love.
But there is one difference Tom now reads 10
times faster. He finishes his work before it finishes
him! And he's still eligible for the team.
Tom Hall is not a mental freak, nor is he a nat
urally fast reader. He learned this revolutionary
technique of rapid reading at the Evelyn Wood
Reading Dynamics Institute. He is one of more than
250,000 graduates in the United States.
You may not learn to read quite as fast as Tom
Hall (and then again you might!). But the nationally
known Reading Dynamics Institute guarantees that
you'll at least triple your reading speed with good
comprehension . . . or receive a full tuition refund.
Just to show that Tom Hall is not unique, here are
the beginning and ending speeds of recent gradu
ates in this region:
Improvement by typical graduates
in words per minute
; rr. ..1st: ..8th.
Jack Brickson, Student 384 1073
B. P. Hansond, Air Force Officer 271 2149
James R. Knott, Student, Creighton Univ. 295 1870
Ben Kelly, Student, Creighton Univ 267 1955
Kathleen Cheney, Nurse 258 1837
Thomas A. Brown, Student, Creighton Univ. . . . .360 1772
Robert D. Faulkner, Biochemist 394 1759
Grayson P. Jones, Sngtnetttrrr. 465 1368
Mary Megel, Student 218 1348
John Bruse, Student, Northwestern Univ 354 1380
Carl R. Gray, Clerk, Safeway Stores 263 1440
Kathleen Francis, Student, Creighton Univ. 260 1611
Ismet Bozkurt, Student, Univ. of Nebraska 218 930
Terry L. Mazurak, Student 317 1806
John E. Tate, Attorney 384 1160
Eldon Henning, Social Worker 301 1160
Sid Burkey, Student 304 1050
Roger Schaaf, Student ....666 4410
Tim Burkey, Student, Hesston College ........ .460 1605
Senate leaders Praise Techniques
"I must say that this is
one of the most useful
education experiences I
have ever had. H cer
tainly compares favorably
with the experience I've
had at Yale and Harvard."
"It is my opinio that if
there techniques were in
stituted in the public and
private schools of our
country, it would be the
greatest single step which
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The Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics Institutes conduct regu
larly scheduled brush-up classes for their graduates-, free of
charge. During these classes graduates refine their new
reading skills, learn to achieve higher speeds, better com
prehension ... and when necessary, receive individual
counseling. Every graduate Is lifetime member of this
unique world-wide program.
e can read 2,50i
woras a minute
Utah school teacher discovers technique of dynamic
Evelyn Wood first observed dynamic reading 18 years ago
when a professor at the University of Utah read her term -paper
at an amazing 6,000 words per minute. Mrs. Wood's
curiosity caused her to look for other exceptional readers,
and over the next few years she found 50 people who could
read faster than 1,500 words per minute, with fine compre
hension, outstanding recall and great reading satisfaction.
She was now sure it was possible to read faster than anyone
had thought, but the question of how was not yet answered.
It took 8 years of toil and research, working with naturally
fast readers before she began to find the answers. .Even
tually she developed a technique whereby the average stu
dent was able to learn to read 3 to 10 times faster. She
aught her method at the University of Utah for three years,
refining it even more. Further studies were conducted at the
University of Delaware, and the first reading Dynamics
Institute was opened in Washington, D. C in September,
1959. Since that time institutes have been opened in 67
cities throughout the country, and national enrollment for
the course has topped 250,000.
Comprehension is stressed
At a recent teacher training conference, Mrs. Wood empha
sized that dynamic reading is nothing like the skimming
techniques commonly used in speed reading courses. She
said, "Skipping words is dangerous, as you donf know
whether or not you have skipped a word which could change
the whole meaning of the sentence.
"You read five times faster," she pointed out, not by
reading every fifth word, but by reading five times as many
words in the same amount of time. Mrs. Wood emphasized
that using her technique of rapid reading, every word on
the page is noted.
No Mechanical Pacers
She was also critical of reading courses that use a median
ical pacer, as students tend to revert to previous reading
speeds once the pacer Is not hero to help them. When
SEE FREE DEMONSTRATIONS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
6:30 & 8:00 p.m.
147 No. 9th
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
6:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Prom Town House
70th & Dodge
Ballroom Suite E
You will see a Reading Dynamics graduate read
at amazing speeds from a book he has never
seen before and then tell in detail what he has
You will see a documented film that includes actual
interviews with Washington's Congressmen 'who
have taken the course.
You will learn how we can help you to faster read
ing, with improved comprehension, greater recall
NOW REGISTERING FOR FALL CLASSES '
Lincoln, Nov. 2 Omaha, Nov. 1
Denver, October 26 Kansas City, October 24-25
reading dynamically, the reader's hand is used as a pacer. Albuquerpue, October 31 Wichita, October 26-27
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