Note: Denise and I recommend only products that we have tried and tested. These include the popular speed-reading software 7 Speed Reading.* This article was written by a freelance writer commissioned by eReflect software, the maker of 7 Speed Reading.
Learning how to use speed reading software is easy. Software packages such as 7 Speed Reading will take you through the preparation process and give you excellent help from start to finish. Here are three steps that you need to follow to use speed reading software effectively.
First, find out your current reading speed. Learning how to speed read is just like any other skill in that respect. You must know your current capabilities before you start or you will have no way of knowing whether you are progressing and may well be unable to put any potential improvements into practice. In addition, finding out your current reading speed will enable you to set realistic goals so that you can monitor how effective certain methods are as you go.
Second, when you have found out what your current reading speed is, let go of the way in which you currently read. Learning how to use speed reading software demands it. This is largely because the bad reading habits that you will have developed when you were a child can actually hamper your progress as you try to improve your reading speed. As such, you need to have an open mind and be prepared to follow instructions, whether you feel initially comfortable with them or not... and resist the temptation to revert to the reading methods that have been drilled into you from childhood, because those methods are probably not good enough now you're an adult.
Third, when learning how to use speed reading software, make the most of all the tools that are incorporated into the software. For example, it may be that you choose a basic package that has no extra capabilities, but the best speed reading software offers you an easy way of tracking your progress. Become familiar with this tool, and the other tools incorporated into the software, and check-in regularly to make sure that you are improving your speed reading skills consistently and comprehensively.
Using speed reading software is easy. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the package you choose before starting, though, so you can use it effectively. Learning how to use speed reading software is just the first step toward developing a valuable lifelong skill.
*Denise and I have agreed to receive a commission from some sales of 7 Speed Reading software because we are happy to endorse this speed reading software.