The average adult reads between 200 and 300 words per minute. People who enjoy reading typically read above 400 words per minute. Many people read at speeds above 800 words per minute and maintain excellent comprehension.
For a much more comprehensive assessment of your reading skills you can download and try the free demo. In addition to tracking your speed, the program will also track your comprehension. The tests are divided by grade levels 1-12 plus an adult level. The demo will also give you a good feel for how it can improve your reading skills by pacing you to read at higher speeds. The Pro versions include eye pacing drills that will lead you through the training process and fun/challenging eye exercise games. Download and try it today! Let AceReader help you double, triple or more your reading speed.
Load AceReader with electronic books. By utilizing the "Load File" and "Load Clipboard" features of AceReader, you can easily load eText and eBooks from the following sources:
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
eBooks by Globusz Publishing
The On-Line Books Page Page
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
The Humanities Text Initiative is part of the University of Michigan's Digital Library. Some of the collections are restricted, but several important ones are open to all, including the American Verse Project, several versions of the Bible, the Quran and some incredible Middle English and Old English collections. You can also read the online version of the Medieval Review, formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review. Most of the texts are served in your choice of html or sgml.
Internet Public Library - Like a real public library, this site organizes books and reference collections into rooms and stacks. Click on the image maps for reference, youth, literature, and so on, and you'll find lots of useful links to searchable indexes and downloadable texts.
Bibliomania - A massive collection of literay classics available to the avid bookworm
Sunsite Berkeley Digital Library
European Literature - Electronic Texts
Bookshare.org dramatically increases access to books for the community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals. This online community enables book scans to be shared, thereby leveraging the collections of thousands of individuals who regularly scan books, eliminating significant duplication of effort. Bookshare.org takes advantage of a special exemption in the U.S. copyright law that permits the reproduction of publications into specialized formats for the disabled.
40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online. The cost of books can add up quickly when you are a college student. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Here are 40 of the best places to find free textbooks, audio books and full-text works of fiction and nonfiction.
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The NET Bible
Using 'AceReader Online' to Improve Collegiate Students’ Word Reading Speed and Comprehension
Evan Ortlieb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Reading Eduation, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX, USA.
Reading course study utilizing 'AceReader Online' at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School
Deborah Hollimon, Ed. D., Course Director, English 106, USAFA Preparatory School, CO, USA.
The Effects of AceReader Pro® Software on Sixth Grade Students’ Reading Fluency
Rebecca Cress, Action Research Project, Teacher, Santee, CA, USA.
ERIA Report Number 258: A Review of the Research on the Instructional Effectiveness of AceReader.
Summary of four papers shown below.
Educational Research Institute of America, An affiliate of Beck Evaluation & Testing Associates, Inc., Brewster, NY, USA.
Research Results for AceReader Study At CFS Elementary School.
Bob Snead, National Association of Street Schools, Denver, CO, USA.
AceReader Pro: Using Technology to Improve Silent Reading Performance.
JoEllen Waddell, Program Support Teacher CESA 5, Baraboo, WI, USA.
I Like to Read Again! Using AceReader to Improve the Skills of Intermediate Adult Readers.
Wendy Quinones, Community Learning Center, Cambridge, MA, USA.
A White Paper on the Impact of Project Semiotics: Implementing AceReader Software and E-books to Raise Standardized Reading Scores.
Craig Luchsinger, PhD, Chicago Public Schools, USA