Speed reading software Best Reader
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System of speed reading exercisesChecked by CNet.
The speed reading software Best Reader's
program of exercises is intended to cover a 10 to 15 day period of
time. However, it is recommended to repeat the exercises from time to
time in order to maintain the level of efficiency initially attained.
All computer exercises are divided into two groups:
The balance of time between these two types of exercises must take into account the user's need to development both of these skills.
A column of gray text is displayed in the document window. The width of the column can be changed with the "Format Line". By moving the pointer over the text, you can choose a place where you want to begin reading. After clicking the "Play" button, a black frame begins to move over the text. The width of the area allocated for reading depends on the width established in the "Width of reading field" box. The speed at which the allocated area moves over the text depends on the speed established in the "Speed Regulator" box. The program will play the text in its entirety according the speed and width set at the beginning of the process.
For the successful development of speed reading skills, read the text while fixing your sight on the center of the allocated area.
Features of the exercise in the usual reading mode
For exercising the user can load the text from any file with extensions *.txt and *.rtf.
Features of the exercise in the test mode
At the end of the exercise, the document window clears and a form with test questions is displayed on the screen. After answering questions, the user gets the results of the test.
To start the exercise, click the "Play" button. After starting the exercise, a pair of two-digit numbers will appear in the field of vision test line. The numbers will continually vary. The speed of change depends on the speed established in the "Speed Regulator" box. The width of a test line depends on the width established in the "Width of reading area" box or by directly changing the position of the borders of the line.
development of the field of sight, it is necessary to look at the
marker in the center of the "Test Line" while observing
changes in the line with your peripheral sight.
A table of numbers is displayed on the screen. The computer competes with you in speed reading a set of numbers in the table. The numbers that the computer has counted will be enclosed by asterisk "*" symbols. Your task is to outpace the computer.
For successful development of the field of sight, it is necessary to look at the center of the table, and to read the numbers using peripheral sight.
Features of exercise in a test mode
A form with test questions is displayed on the screen, and the user must reproduce numbers that are enclosed by "Xs". After inputting the numbers, the program tells the result of the test to the user.
Before the beginning
exercises for the development speed reading skills, select the
additional literature. It can be from various newspapers and magazines.
When selecting the literature, take into account a variety of widths
of columns. The total volume should not be less than 325 pages with
each page containing 2500 symbols per page (this is the size of a
typical page in a book).
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