According to Merriam-Webster, subvocalization, a term first used in 1925, is defined as “the act or process of inaudibly articulating speech with the speech organs.” When used in the context of reading, subvocalization refers to the habit of reading along with the printed text using your “inner voice” to form the words instead of silently … Continue reading “Addressing Subvocalization”
Should I Be Reading Faster?
This is a question that we, at AceReader, get a lot. There seems to be a general mindset that reading faster always means reading better. But the real question is ‘Am I reading fluently?’ Here’s why. Speed, also known as rate, is the number of words you read in a minute. Most people read the majority … Continue reading “Should I Be Reading Faster?”
New Tactile Font can Help People Who Lose their Sight Later in Life
Ever since 1824, when Louis Braille invented his tactile braille system, low-vision and blind individuals have had a proven method to read printed material. The system relies on a cell composed of six raised dots, the specific combinations corresponding to individual letters and numbers, and it has been optimized over the years so that dot … Continue reading “New Tactile Font can Help People Who Lose their Sight Later in Life”
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”