First of all, this is not an Evelyn Wood, skip and skim program. The purpose of this program is teach the student to recognize the word, without sub-vocalizing the word. The program is designed with two columns of words. This trains the eyes to make rapid, back and forth swings. As to increase reading speed. There is no emphasis on speed. When the brain is properly trained to recognize the text without pronouncing the words, speed becomes second nature.