Gain Rocket Speed with Acceleread App Reader
If you think learning to read came to an end at school, you will probably have to rethink your opinion. Technologies revolutionize traditional methods and approaches to nearly everything, and reading is no exception. Multiple applications have been created to help us read faster and more efficiently.
Acceleread, being one of the online applications, is not only a speed reader application, but also a speed trainer. It is available for 2-day free trial, after which you can choose from the following tariff plans: $4.99 for iPhone, $7.99 for iPad, or save on a bundle purchase by paying $9.99 for iPad & iPhone. You can still use the free version with limited content and features. We review the app in this post, so keep reading.
How does it Work?
This application fights certain habits that are characteristic to nearly all of us. So, firstly, you’ll need to give up the habit of sub-vocalization, meaning you shouldn’t say in your mind the text you are reading. Secondly, you should try to keep your mind from wandering away and learn to focus on words. Along with the texts included in Acceleread, imported books from Dropbox and iTunes are also available for reading.
Acceleread Review: Training Tools!
Take training courses the app offers, which are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Let the program determine your reading speed and walk you through your readings more efficiently. Select one of the texts provided to test not only your reading speed, but also the level of your comprehension! You ask: how is it done? Well, after reading the passage, you are given short questions to also check how well you understood the content. Afterwards, you will be shown the results to plan your readings accordingly.
However, keep in mind, that good readers are flexible with reading speed. Always make sure you slow down when you seek deep comprehension, and keep a faster rate when it’s fine to have a quick reading. Most importantly, don’t get discouraged if your reading speed isn’t improved immediately. It takes time and effort to speed up.
Explore the speed training options and choose the one you feel most comfortable with. The first one will show you group of words at a time in the center of the screen, which allows you to gain maximum focus, not to move eyes from line to line, and not to get distracted by anything else.
The second one, on the other hand, splits the text into columns and leads you through the text by highlighting sequential segments. Words per minute (WPM), number of words displayed, font, font size and font color can all be adjusted in the Settings. Visit Stats section to learn about your progress details. Share your success on Facebook and Twitter to inform your friends about your achievements.
Acceleread Review: Summary
Do not waste your time in idleness when the occasion arises. You might be waiting for a bus, having rest in a park, waiting at an airport, and etc. If you have your iPad or iPhone at hand, then reading with Acceleread is probably the best choice. It provides you not only with mere reading experience, but trains your skills to make you a faster reader.
Further reading: Best Speed Reading Software