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I feel like the cynic today -- so here goes------- most speed reading
programs simply teach developmental students to make mistakes in a faster
more efficient manner.  Poor rate is a symptom of another problem(s) such
as poor vocabulary, limited fluency with complicated sentence structures,
lack of prior knowledge, etc.  Deal with the problem area(s) and rate will
naturally increase.  The term speed reading is at best a carrot that seems
more acceptable to students than basic reading or developmental reading.



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Norman A. Stahl, Chair
Department of
Curriculum & Instruction
Northern Illinois University
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