7-Speed-Reading is specifically designed to enhance the average reading speed and comprehension level of the user. A product of eReflect, this software has received rave reviews and wide publicity, in part due to the advanced technology integrated into the software. The tutor is effectively able to combine the key attributes of both teaching and learning, and thus provides a complete tutorial to its users.
The developers of 7-Speed-Reading claim that users will be able to increase their reading speed by 3.471 times after using the program. Learning to read at an above-average speed can result in several benefits to the user, including an increase in job productivity and efficiency along with substantial time saving at work and at home. Fast reading can help students during exam preparation and avoid information overload by helping them focus on the essentials in text passages.
The designers at eReflect recognize that certain habits prevent a reader from reading above average. The program first highlights the bad reading habits that many readers tend to have and then provides solutions on how to overcome these bad habits. Rather than merely providing drills and exercises without guidance, 7 Speed Reading offers its users explicit instructions and video tutorials before each exercise to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge required to fully utilize all of the learning aspects in each section. (see all product features)
The exercises focus on various aspects of reading, ranging from sub-vocalization elimination to regression elimination. The exercises also allow the user to reduce the number of eye fixations per sentence, something that is key to good reading speed. The user’s speed reading skill also benefits from using both sides of the brain, and this aspect of learning is also emphasized within the exercises. Comprehension, memory skills, and processing speed are also significantly enhanced upon the completion of the course.
Apart from software-based activities, it allows users to design customizable exercises based on any given text. The software offers 600 e-books to its users along with the ability to import text using the Wiki Connect technology. Readers can choose text from their area of interest and increase their knowledge on many topics, while also learning to speed read.
7SR offers its users an advanced monitoring technology through which each individual user’s progress is tracked; customizable exercises are designed that cater to the needs of each user. This feature accelerates the learning process as the user is provided exercises that challenge his or her current competency level.
Apart from its extensive range of exercises, the software provides ergonomics knowledge to its users. The video tutorials highlight the eye strain and glare problems that are commonly associated with reading for an extensive period of time. Video demonstrations relating to eye exercises provide eye health tips as well as computer-assisted training to increase flexibility and speed.
The easy to use interface and help and support offered by eReflect further enhance the quality attributes of 7 Speed Reading. Customer help and support is available round the clock, although the software is user-friendly and does not require high technical knowledge to use.
The combination of so many critical attributes within a single software package has allowed 7SR to gain a competitive edge in the market. This is supported by user feedback, as well as remarks from several reviews that state that it is an exceptional speed reading program.
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