Speed Reading, propounded by Evelyn Wood, is a technique through which a person can improve one's reading ability to read something faster than usual pace.
Evelyn Wood's system of speed reading, known as 'Dynamic Reading' was launched in 1959 and was endorsed by the president John F. Kennedy.
Today, several online and offline commercial speed-reading courses are conducted that claim to increase the speed of reading from 250 to 500 words per minute.
Though there appear some conflicting assertions among the speed reading courses; all such courses apply different approaches to meet the same end.
'Subvocalizaiton' is one of the most controversial aspects of speed reading on which several commercial training courses fling paradoxical comments.
Due to the time-constraints in high-stakes tests like SAT, GMAT, LSAT and GRE etc, speed reading is considered to be quite effective.
Some of the companies like Test Prep New York incorporate speed reading into their test preparation curriculum to teach faster reading to the test takers.
Also some computer programs in modern days have been developed to train the candidates to read faster than the usual speed of reading.
Though, there exists no evidence; 'Learning Strategies Corporation' claims that the commercial product 'Photo Reading' can train the readers to read 25,000 words per minute.
Anne Jones is said to have the top record of reading 4700 words per minute with 67% comprehension in 'The World Championship Speed-Reading Competition'.
Bloggers and researchers who have excellent speed reading skills can save a lot of their time while working in their respective fields.