Speed Reading Software
There seems to be a mind-boggling selection of
speed reading software on the market. Here are some factors to
keep in mind when you're looking for a piece of speed reading
Some pieces of software make you
do pointless exercises that involve watching cartoons move around your
screen. Try to choose one that uses actual wordsÖ.the only way to
improve your reading speed is to practice reading.
Never ever buy a piece of speed
reading software that doesnít test your reading speed before you
begin. You need something that assesses your skill level and
challenges you accordingly
If youíre making an investment
in a piece of software it should be able to track the progress of
several people, so that your friends and family can reap the benefits
Anyone can put together a piece
of software and claim that theyíre an excellent speed reading teacher,
but what are their real qualifications. Before you spend your time
and money on a piece of software make sure itís endorsed and approved
by education professionals.
While I would argue that speed
reading is a priceless skill, the software should fit within your
budget. Donít spend over $25.00 for softwareÖitís just not necessary
I tried just about all of them
and was, by and large, disappointed with the results. Here's the
results of my countless hours of trial and error.
Speed Reading Software Reviews:
just doesn't have the features, or the flexibility that a quality
piece of speed reading software should have epecially for the price.
The version that I used didn't adjust to your reading speed so there
was a point where it was making me read slower than my actual reading
speed. I also wasn't a fan of their lessons. They don't
focus on reading enough. Each session is 7 minutes, and about 3
of them are spent making you watch a tennis ball bounce around the
screen, or looking at pictures flash in front of you. I'm
sorry...but I thought some of the exercises were dippy. I worked
at a photo lab...I saw thousands of pictures. It didn't make me
I got a call not too long ago
from a customer who had ordered EyeQ and Speed Your Read.
She let her niece use EyeQ and let her granddaughter use Speed
Your Read. Her niece got jealous, and switched to
Speed Your Read after a couple of lessons with EyeQ.
(readingsoft.com)- $19.95 I
donít know about this one. The free demo didnít work, and the
software didnít come with any guarantee so I decided to skip it.
They also don't have a single testimonial on their page, and they said
their sale offer expired in 2004. I just didn't trust them with
my credit card number.
visiontrain- $29.95 Ė This is one of the first ones I tried. Itís
affordable, but it doesnít provide any tests, and flashes pictures
instead of working with actual words. I don't know how many people
have called us, frustrated, after they bought this software...it just
doesn't work. A complete waste of time and money.
$100-400.00 Ė Itís actually a nice piece of software, but it doesnít
allow you to add your own text and I was stuck reading The Red
Badge of Courage over and over again (it hadn't improved since I
read it in 8th grade) plus itís expensive. I maxed out at about
500 words a minute with this one.
$19.95. This one isnít actually software, itís an ebook, but I
decided to include it this list because itís got a top Google ranking.
(about) $52.00 (credit cards are billed in South African Rands)- It
does have a guarantee, but it doesnít let you add text. It also ships
from South Africa and that costs a bundle.
$24.95 Basic version doesnít allow you to add text, and is missing a
lot of the basic features of any good speed reading program (allows
only one user, doesnít test basic reading speed etc.). The
professional version looks more promising, but costs $49.95. It is
Speed Your Read-
$14.95- In my completely unbiased opinion (not really..I do own the
company) I really think this is the best product on the market.
We researched, we tested, we tried out a number of different speed
reading methods and put together Speed Your Read.
We made sure it has all the features you would find in more expensive
pieces of software, and some ones that you won't find anywhere else.
It's simple, easy to follow, and cuts right to the chase.
It allows for multi-user access, has lots of self tests, works with
your skill level, and allows you to add text that youíll find
interesting. It also comes with free ebooks to help improve your
memory, and study skills.
Speed Your Read
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