Speed Reading For Education

7 Speed Reading EDU is the world's most advanced accelerated reading system for schools. Based on proven principles of faster reading, 7 Speed Reading EDU contains all the features of 7 Speed Reading plus:

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On the pro side it has easy-to-use interface, video tutorials, multiple user accounts, well-structured course system for beginners & advanced students plus the ability to exercise with any digital text.

Elbert Zeigler

"I found 7 Speed reading. Doing eye exercises, warm-ups before reading, and how to look at words in groups instead of one at a time improved my reading and comprehension. I recommend 7 Speed Reading for you."


7 Speed Reading is a decent speed reading software with an innovative approach. The customizable features are quite appealing since it allows you organize your speed reading training effectively.

Daniel Walters

"I have always struggled with reading slowly. Once I started using 7 Speed Reading, I did notice an improvement from approx. 200 wpm to 300 wpm."


If you want to learn how to speed read so that you can read everything faster, your best option is to get the self-paced speed reading course called 7 Speed Reading. It is designed to be the world’s most powerful speed-reading training program.


From learning how to read and comprehend faster to how to keep your eyes healthy, everything is covered in this course for almost any age, and a team of professionals will help you master it.

Stephen L. (Reviewer)

I liked the accessibility of it. It helps, because users are able to easily maneuver throughout the software to varying levels and practice their reading at varying speeds.

Devad Goud

After having used this software, I learned techniques and skills such as eliminating my subvocalization, which not only greatly enhanced my speed reading, but also allowed me to get more engagement in what I read.

Reinard Mortlock

The biggest problem I had was sub-vocalization, 7 Speed Reading helped a lot with techniques to improve this and substantially improve my reading speed. The application is easy to use with loads of books to read to improve your reading skills.

Adel Serag

When I seriously exercise using the app, in no time, my reading speed goes from less than 400 to 600 and my target is 900 plus.

Nik Roglich

The pace trainer is great for getting my eyes focused and sharp. Also the word search exercise is very important, gets me searching for specific text.

Jose Godinez

I have improved my speed reading and comprehension since I started using 7 Speed Reading, I enjoy using it and I will continue to use it in the future.

A Quick History of Speed Reading

Categories: Speed Reading, Speed Reading Research |

As long as there has been a written alphabet, and printed books, people have been interested in becoming better readers. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that people started looking at reading from a more scientific standpoint, and applying science to the art of reading in order to create speed reading techniques. The 7 Speed Reading software system is based on the latest in scientific research related to the theory and mechanics of reading, which is why it’s so effective in helping you increase reading speed.

There’s a solid foundation of research to build on, going back to 1878, when French ophthalmologist Louis Émile Javal discovered and described the saccade/fixation pattern we all have when reading. That is, even though we think our eyes are moving smoothly along the line of text, they’re actually making jumps (saccades) and stops (fixations) as our eyes focus on one or more words, process the text, and move on. Part of a good speed reading strategy is to learn to increase the number of words processed in each fixation, so that there are fewer saccades.

By the first part of the 20th century, speed reading became a common topic in popular science as well as in the educational field. Books like Edmund Burke Huey’s 1908 publication The Psychology and Pedagogy of Reading discussed “the possibility of reading without inner pronunciation” (subvocalization) and helped form part of the curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania. Along with other researchers in universities around the United States, he explored the “peculiar fatigue occasioned by reading” and “the great variations and limitations in speed of reading [which] suggested possibilities of improvement,” which he grouped under the heading of “reading hygiene.” In other words, the discussion had started about how the reading environment and other physical considerations might affect the mental process of reading.

It seems sometimes that humanity can turn anything into a matter of war and defense, and speed reading was no exception in the 1940s and 1950s, when the US Air Force used a tachistoscope (a device that displays images at a specific rate) to conduct experiments with words flashed on screen for only 1/500th of a second each, eventually proving that even at that rate reading comprehension is possible. Many of the later speed reading courses incorporated this theory, but since portable tachistoscopes weren’t available on every street corner, a different method needed to be found to create practical image-flashing techniques into speed reading programs. In 1959, that’s what Evelyn Wood did with her Reading Dynamics program, by recommending the use of the hand, fingers, or pieces of paper to create a similar pacing and tracking method. Combined with other techniques to help eliminate backtracking, the Reading Dynamics program became the most popular speed reading course in the world.

Today, with all of the technology available, we’re closer than ever to finding the best ways to combine science and practical methods to develop the best speed reading practices. Computerization and miniaturization are leading to innovations in text presentation, and online speed reading courses open up the skill to anyone with a computer. With all the good information out there, it’s always the right time to let your speed reading skills take you into a successful future.