Speed Reading For Education

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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.

Is Your iPod Making You Read More Slowly?

Categories: Reading Improvement Tips, Speed Reading Research |

Do you get motivated to exercise or clean house by listening to fast, upbeat music? When you’re having a dinner party, you probably don’t choose the same tunes, but instead something quieter, beautiful to listen to but unlikely to interfere with conversations. Nearly everyone has and iPod or tablet or MP3 player or some other device to download, store, and play music, and we all walk around with personal soundtracks (even if that’s just music that’s playing over the sound system at the shopping mall). You might be so used to having music all the time that you even read while listening to music – but did you know that some music can slow down your reading speed, even if you’re not consciously listening to it?

Finnish researcher Kari Kallinen did a study in 2002 measuring the reading rate of people listening to different types of music, and concluded that reading speed was faster when they were listening to fast-paced classical music (without words). A 1983 study by David Wolfe at Utah State University concluded that music played too loudly leads to the listener being easily distracted from their task. Most recently, a research project completed in the spring of 2012 by psychology majors Julia Cistera and Yu Liu at the University of Minnesota explored the connection between musical tempo and reading speed. They used a metronome (a device that produces a regular ticking beat) set at various speeds to see how those different speeds would affect reading rates. Cistera and Liu were hoping to find a correlation to Kallinen’s earlier study, but found instead that the ticking of the metronome seemed to be distracting to all participants no matter the rate of speed. In the end, they concluded that it’s music as a whole that has the most potential for beneficial results, and look for further research to be done in this field.

From these studies, it’s clear that music does have an effect on reading speed. In addition, there are several points that can help you choose the right music to listen to for speed reading support:

The music should be fast, but not too fast. Kallinen’s study found that music performed at about 92 beats per minute produced a faster reading speed. However, if you’re listening to music that’s much faster than that, it’s likely that the increase in tempo may create an increase in your stress or adrenaline level, and that will make it harder to focus on your reading. You can use this online metronome to check the speed of your music.

Keep the sound at a low to moderate level for best results. As proved by Wolfe’s study, when music is too loud it leads to more distraction.

Pick music that doesn’t have any words or lyrics. If you think about it, you’re only going to cause problems by making your brain deal with words coming in via your ears, when you really want to concentrate on the words being processed by your eyes. Instrumental music is best.

Listen to music with a gentle beat rather than a pounding rhythm that dominates the sound. The University of Minnesota study proved that if the beat overrides the music itself, readers are both distracted and easily irritated.

Classical music by Bach or Vivaldi is nearly always a good choice, but any music with a moderate tempo, no words (or at least no words in a language you understand), and a subdued beat, that’s played at a sound level that’s not distracting, will enhance your reading experience and help increase your reading speed.

What music stimulates you to faster reading speeds?

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