Read Fast with Comprehension
Version: 1.0You do not read a word “one letter at a time”. You do not need to “hear each letter” in your head and then put them together. Similarly, you do not need to read “one word at a time”. You do not have to slow down to “hear each word in you head”. But you do need to pause - albeit briefly - and take in the information. Use iSpeedRead to develop the motor skills as you learn to concentrate intensely so as to read faster with comprehension.
License: Free To Try $14.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Most people don’t read over 250 words per minute (wpm); where in fact they could easily read in the 750 to 1000 wpm range with better comprehension. You simply need to develop the potential that you already have.
Reading fast with comprehension involves training the brain and developing the associated habits to have the “motor skills” commensurate with the brain’s capabilities. Important: Reading slowly actually can hinder comprehension as the brain “gets lost”. As you practice speed-reading, do not be discouraged by an initial lag in comprehension as you are increasing your concentration and reading skills. But you will soon realize that the brain will catch up and you will start reading faster with more comprehension if you work on developing the habits described herein.
iSpeedRead is designed to help develop these good habits and aid you in developing the concentration needed for proficient reading. Follow the words as iSpeedRead highlights them across the screen. iSpeedRead provides much flexibility regarding both rate, mode (e.g., semi-line, multi-line, etc.). Any RTF-compatible file (e.g., a word DOC file) can be used for practice. The window can be resized to practice reading with different widths and configurations.