I never took an Evelyn Wood speedreading course. But that doesn't stop me from trying to read as fast as I can anyway. Of course, there are risks. Sometimes that can lead to misunderstandings.
For instance, a young woman from the high school in my town was just selected as a Presidential Scholar. I guess that means she will have a boatload of scholarship opportunities now. She must be quite accomplished I surmised, as I prepared to read her bio. This is what I thought the first sentence said: