Introduction From the mid-sixties to the early seventies, the Cutler Acceleread Method was taught successfully in classrooms to over 10,000 persons -- both students and adults -- primarily in the Southwest. In-residence classes conducted for relatively small study groups developed dramatic improvements in individual reading rates and comprehension scores. Accelerated Education Schools, the name under which the Acceleread Course was marketed exclusively, operated for the most part in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The schools guaranteed that all graduates of the program would be able to read 1,000 words-per-minute or three times the pre-course tested rate (whichever was greater), with improved comprehension. Records prove the average rate increase for graduates of the closely supervised, individualized course ranged from seven to twelve times -- depending upon the individual student's basic ability, the type of material being read, the purpose for which it was read, and other factors. Comprehension, as measured by objective tests, typically improved an average of 13 percent. However, overall understanding of what was read improved markedly -- usually far more than that which could be measured solely by objective testing. An integral part of the outstanding success of this reading method was the intensive, specialized training and practice in developing previewing techniques, better study habits, and improved test-taking skills. This book course contains all the necessary theory, explanations, drills, study, and practice exercises to enable a motivated, "average" reader to at least triple his or her present reading rate, and improve overall comprehension -- if the program outlined here is closely followed. This is a tested and proven method; it is in no way experimental. You can put the techniques that are described here to valuable use by applying them to improve your personal/business success and educational prowess. Remember: reading is the basis of all education.