Does Spacing after a Period Affect Reading Speed and Comprehension?

Ever since there has been typesetting and printed text, there has been a debate about spacing, particularly about the spacing after a period – should there be one space or two? The first printers used two space sizes. A regular space was used for separating words, and a slightly larger space (called the emspace) was … Continue reading “Does Spacing after a Period Affect Reading Speed and Comprehension?”


Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 1

[Editor’s note and disclaimer: Mr. Downey is a classroom teacher and ACT prep instructor with extensive experience using AceReader. After being a customer for several years and seeing first-hand how much AceReader was helping his students, he now works part-time in AceReader sales. His original version of the Teaching Tips was too long to fit … Continue reading “Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 1”


Guest Blog: Dr. David Bloch, Optometrist and Reading Specialist, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note and disclaimer: This is another in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users. The content came from an interview conducted by Miriam Ruff, and it has been edited somewhat for length and fluency.] MR: What is your reading background (i.e. schooling, specialty, personal reading habits)? DB: I have … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Dr. David Bloch, Optometrist and Reading Specialist, on the AceReader Program”


Guest Blog: Kidus Yared, 10th-Grade Student, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users.] I’m currently in the 10th grade at Richard Montgomery High School, and I’ve been using the AceReader program on-and-off since I was about eight or nine years old. Reading has been a part of my life … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Kidus Yared, 10th-Grade Student, on the AceReader Program”


Guest Blog: Robert Burnett, Individual User, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users.] My reading efforts over the years have been an up and down journey. By the time I was four, I was already reading storybooks, and as a young kid I was a frequent, engaged reader. The … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Robert Burnett, Individual User, on the AceReader Program”


Speed Reading vs Reading Efficiency

Some people claim that speed reading is impossible – that’s not exactly true. If by “speed reading” you mean reading at 2,000 or more words per minute (wpm) with 100% comprehension on all types of text, then, no, it’s not possible unless you have a photographic memory with perfect recall. Most of us don’t fall … Continue reading “Speed Reading vs Reading Efficiency”


California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Students Improve Reading Skills with AceReader

California State University, Sacramento used the AceReader online reading efficiency program for their “Reading for Speed & Efficiency” course during the 2015/2016 school year. Of the students who took both pre and post-course assessment tests, 78% showed an average improvement of 86% with their Effective Reading Rate (ERR) scores. The ERR is determined by taking the … Continue reading “California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Students Improve Reading Skills with AceReader”