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Did You Keep Up To Date On Ultimate Vocabulary Reviews In 2014?

March 30th, 2015

I know, it’s 2015 already, so why bother with the previous year’s reviews?

For one thing, because they matter. Reviews are not necessarily time-sensitive. Contrary to popular belief, each year’s review is the reference point for how a program might have evolved and improved over time and with each new release. What’s more, historical reviews enable people interested in software to get an sneak peek into how it might help them improve the one skill they lack, when they read about the experiences of other users.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ reviews from 2014 are a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary in 2015.

Software Review Boffin awards a Gold 5–Star Prize to Ultimate Vocabulary

Established review site Software Review Boffin offers an in-depth review of eReflect’s program, emphasizing that the vocabulary builder is a leader in its category and stating that it’s currently the best program on the market. The editor at Software Review Boffin states, “It is an excellent choice for people wishing to enhance their vocabulary by being able to use words they may have only previously heard once or twice, and didn’t really understand.”

Word Buff Puts Ultimate Vocabulary™ to the Test

Word Buff gives an extensive review of the program, covering every possible feature, aspect, and technology of the software while offering an impartial, must-read analysis of its efficiency in building people’s vocabulary. Word Buff concludes the over 2000-word review by saying, “I do have to say that compared to other programs Ultimate Vocabulary is by far the most sophisticated vocabulary builder I’ve used to date, and, as I mentioned earlier, it has become my default program for building my own vocabulary (and with a site dedicated to words, I do get to try quite a few).”

English-test.net hosts an Interview with the Ultimate Vocabulary™ designer, Marc Slater

English-Test’s editor discusses vocabulary, success, and language with Marc Slater, the manager of eReflect and the creator of Ultimate Vocabulary™.  This insightful interview is perfectly summed up in a statement related to the need to truly master new vocabulary — something that Ultimate Vocabulary™ achieves. Here’s the quote: “One goal of vocabulary building is to take those words that one merely recognises and start using them actively to communicate more effectively.”

eTeachersHub.com describes Ultimate Vocabulary™ as essential for educators and students

One of the latest 2014 reviews of Ultimate Vocabulary™ is the one by the site eTeachersHub.com. The reviewer focuses on the 2015 release of Ultimate Vocabulary™ which is equipped with new features like social sharing, shared training, and most prominently, the cloud technology that enables practice on multiple devices from anywhere. This is a must-read review that gives an in-depth look into the program’s strengths and its value for vocabulary practice in the classroom.

Nurturing Learning blog shares thoughts on Ultimate Vocabulary™

Julie at the successful NurturingLearning.com blog shares her own insights and views on Ultimate Vocabulary™. She focuses on customer support and the feature-rich and activities-packed aspects of the program, saying, “There is so much to Ultimate Vocabulary, that I don’t actually think I have discovered everything in my time playing around with the program.  I’ve decided to work through the Words for Life Success list for 5 to 10 minutes each day, just because I like words. Customer service was fantastic and quick when we encountered some issues.  The issues were resolved within a couple hours of contacting them.”


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Speed Reading Software Reviews That You Might Have Missed In 2014

March 23rd, 2015

It’s 2015 already, but did you keep up with last year’s software reviews on speed reading software, 7 Speed Reading™? If 2015 is the year you are planning on mastering speed reading, then you ought to read what others say about eReflect’s reading improvement program.

Top Ten Reviews gives 7 Speed Reading™ a near perfect rating, 99.5%

Top Ten Reviews, a renowned software evaluator trusted by millions of Internet users, had put eReflect’s software to the test. After rigorous assessments the editor announced that the program is a leader in its category, giving the software a 9.95/10 score.

In a detailed review of the software’s features and technologies, the Top Ten Reviews editor focuses on five aspects of the program: its reading level and exercises (9.8/10), methods and materials available (10/10), features set (10/10), reporting (10/10), and finally help and support (10/10). The reviewer, Noel Case, emphasizes that the software’s entertaining and complete approach to teaching speed reading are unrivaled.

But that was in 2014.

Top Ten Reviews rates 7 Speed Reading™ with 9.95/10 for 2015

For its 2015 rankings, Top Ten Reviews insisted on its previous stellar ratings of 7 Speed Reading™ . The verdict comes as no surprise, as the editors note, saying, “User friendly, feature rich and effective, 7 Speed Reading is the best speed-reading application on the market.”

Typing Lounge and Mark Ways acknowledge 7 Speed Reading™’s superiority

Typing Lounge is another site that thoroughly tested and evaluated 7 Speed Reading™ against other reading improvement software products. Typing Lounge and Mark Ways have found that 7 Speed Reading™ offers a unique set of features and technologies that make it stand out from its competition. The reviewer stated in his 2014 review that 7 Speed Reading™ has industry-leading status thanks to its unrivaled combination of capacities and features.

Spreeder emphasizes 7 Speed Reading™’s effectiveness

A child project of 7 Speed Reading™, Spreeder, offers a review of and in-depth look at the program. This website focused the evaluation on how the program is essential in the classroom, listing the ways it is able to help children improve their reading habits and let go of habits that sabotage their academic performance.

Spreeder asserts that speed reading helps students master reading and other reading-related assignments much faster and effortlessly, motivating them to keep improving their academic efficiency. For the latest reviews of the 7 Speed Reading™ 2015 check here.

Cross-posted on the 7 Speed Reading blog.


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The Best Typing Software Reviews of Ultimate Typing You Might Have Missed

March 16th, 2015

Ultimate Typing™ 2015 is a feature-rich release of the popular program. It offers you the latest in cloud technology and social sharing functionality, and has numerous other enhancements and features for more efficient and entertaining practice.  Let’s have a look at prominent reviews of the typing program so far.

Always Review proclaims Ultimate Typing™ an industry leader

Always Review, an established reviewer of programs and other technologies, shared in a helpful, in-depth review of the program in 2014. The editors at Always Review discovered that the combination of features, user-friendliness, expert-designed activities, and several unique functionalities make Ultimate Typing™ a top option for anyone looking to improve their keyboarding skills effortlessly. The editors were particularly impressed by the fact that the program is designed to be effective with only a couple of minutes of practice per day. The verdict sums it up quite well. “With the ease of use and effectiveness of this software,” the editors note, “you will have to look long and hard to find a product that offers the same level of performance as this software. For the amount it is sold for, it is very good value for money. ”

Ed Tech Round Up declares Ultimate Typing™ an essential classroom resource

EdTechRoundUp.com, an organization that aims at helping educators make the most of technology in the classroom, published a detailed review of Ultimate Typing™ EDU, the program version that has been especially designed for classroom use.

Ultimate Typing™ EDU makes it possible to gain typing efficiency through fun and interactive typing games and activities. At the same time, it offers powerful reporting functionality to both teacher and student to better monitor the user’s progress. EdTechRoundUp’s review concludes by saying, “Touch typing and keyboarding skills are essential to prepare students for today’s highly-competitive job market, and eReflect offers Ultimate Typing™ EDU to help educators and students achieve this important goal.”

Tina’s Dynamic School Plus rates and evaluates Ultimate Typing™

Established blogger and successful homeschooling mother Tina, from Tina’s Dynamic School Plus, offers a must-read, in-depth review of Ultimate Typing™ from a perspective that’s unique;: that of a mother who wants the best for her chidren’s education and success.

The blogger confirms the importance of typing skills in her children’s education and future career prospects, and wraps up her review with a statement many other mothers that offered Ultimate Typing to their children can sympathize with, saying, “After I unwrapped Ultimate Typing, I instantly saw the superior quality.  There is just no comparison to other programs I have used over the years and that includes comparing what you get for the price too.”

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Typing blog.


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7 Speed Reading Declared The Best Speed Reading Software of 2015 by Speed Reading Lounge

March 2nd, 2015

Speed Reading Lounge proclaims 7 Speed Reading™ software by eReflect the top software for 2015. If there’s one site dedicated to the skill of speed reading that’ s Speed Reading Lounge; it helps people understand the significance of speed reading and offers them tips and how-tos on improving their reading skill so that they can learn more with less effort, and in less time.

Speed Reading Lounge recently published a detailed, comprehensive list they’ve named “Best Speed Reading Software for 2015.” 7 Speed Reading™ by eReflect topped the list with its unrivaled set of features, technologies, and benefits.

The Speed Reading Lounge top 5 list for speed reading software is as follows:

1.   7 Speed Reading™
2.   Ace Reader Lite
3.   Iris Reading
4.   Reader’s Edge
5.   EyeQ Deluxe

The Speed Reading Lounge editor used his detailed review to focuses on the fact that 7 Speed Reading™ is a popular and renowned speed reading tool. 7 Speed Reading provides a surefire way to improve reading efficiency through expert-designed lessons, activities, and interactive games that are fun to practice with. As the editor notes, this is something consumers and software editors know very well, and have known since the first release of this popular software by eReflect.

The program helps people improve their reading habits through 7 distinct reading strategies and techniques that first eliminate bad reading habits and then help the reader adopt more time-efficient and comprehension-promoting ones. The reviewer states that 7 Speed Reading™ is the go-to speed reading program, saying that it is “[r]ecommended by thousands of students and professionals who have tried and tested it. The quality of videos and exercises makes it an effective guiding tool, making it superior to its competitors. It is beneficial for anyone at any age. Family and friends can take advantage of this program as there are no limits to user accounts.”

For the Speed Reading Lounge editor, eReflect’s software is without peer. Its winning combination of features, functionality, and state-of-the-art activities and tools ensure effortless and quick improvement of anyone’s speed reading skill.

Cross-posted on the 7 Speed Reading blog.


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First 2015 Typing Software Review Released By Toptenreview.com – Check It Out!

February 23rd, 2015

Ultimate Typing is a polished and highly effective typing software application that typists of all ages and skill levels will find beneficial. The software is designed to teach you basic keyboarding skills and then help you improve your typing speed and accuracy once you have grasped the fundamental concepts. Ultimate Typing does this through a winning combination of step-by-step training lessons and video instruction. An equal focus on accuracy and speed ensures that you gain well-rounded keyboarding skills, and appealing typing games make the software as engaging as it is effective. That’s why we gave this software our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award.”

Here are Toptenreview.com‘s list of criteria in reviewing the most updated typing software of 2015:

Typing Training 9.6/10

This typing software combines touch-typing activities with detailed video instruction. At the beginning of each lesson, a video instructor introduces a new typing concept and demonstrates how to perform it. This instruction is followed by numerous typing exercises to help you develop that particular skill. The formula is simple but highly effective.

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Learning Tools 9.8/10

Ultimate Typing boasts a number of features that will make your learning experience effective and enjoyable. To make sure you get the most out of its lessons, the software employs a technique known as adaptive learning. This means the software continually tracks your progress to customize your learning. For instance, if you perform poorly on a lesson or exercise, the software prompts you to repeat it until you attain a certain skill level.

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Progress Reporting 10/10

Ultimate Typing provides excellent reporting features, so you know exactly how well and at what rate you are progressing through the application. Two essential stats to know when you are using any typing software are your accuracy percentage and words per minute (wpm). The application continually tracks both, as well as your adjusted wpm rate. This is an adjusted formula in which your wpm rate is reduced by the number of typing errors you make.

Help & Support 10/10

If you run into any problems while using the program there is a system in place that lets you report it immediately. You can also contact customer support directly to resolve any issues you may have.

Click here for more details.

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Typing blog.


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Better Check Out The New Look Of Ultimate Vocabulary 2015

February 16th, 2015

Ultimate Vocabulary™ is getting a makeover, and it will be ready in time for the new year! eReflect has been revamping Ultimate Vocabulary and providing it with a super user-friendly, sleek appearance and a wide range of new features and capabilities.

A revamped user-friendly interface

eReflect is proud of its user-friendly Ultimate Vocabulary™ interface. Creating educational software for children and adults is a challenge and eReflect has found the recipe for a learning environment that’s user-friendly and fun to practice with. The new Ultimate Vocabulary™ interface is sleek, intuitive, and has all the core practices and features in prominent places on the menu.

Cloud-based

Taking advantage of cloud technologies, Ultimate Vocabulary™ is keeping up with the latest trends in e-learning that call for cloud integration for smoother, more efficient learning.

As a result, the brand new Ultimate Vocabulary™ is cloud-based, which means that you won’t have to download  any bulky files onto your device. You’ll simply enter your access and license details through the cloud and have instant access to all of its features and tools.

Being cloud-based, Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 offers users the ability to create their account and access it from anywhere, from the classroom, the office, or their home. Ultimate Vocabulary™ offers its range of features, activities, and games with the convenience of the internet, but without the distracting ads and slow-loading websites. It’s all in the cloud.

Personal profiles

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 takes personal achievement one step further by allowing users to create personal profiles and use these to track their progress, set goals, and earn success points for every practice and game they complete. The addition of personal profiles makes practice a more personal matter as each user can know at any time how much progress they’ve made. You can even share your scores with friends on Facebook.

Collecting success points and sharing scores on Facebook

An exciting new feature in Ultimate Vocabulary is the ability users now have to collect success points for every practice milestone they reach. Every game, activity, or exercise they finish will earn them points. These statistics are shareable on Facebook so that users can show off their learning progress with their friends and loved ones.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 retains all its well-loved and immensely popular features and tools, and it’s also bringing in compelling new games and activities. With the 2015 version of this vocabulary software, you will never run out of practice material, no matter your age or learning goals.

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Vocabulary blog.


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One Book Can Change It All: Read To A Child And Spark Their Ambition

February 9th, 2015

Familiar with the characters in this short clip? Maybe you can also share it with the children of today’s generation.

Ultimate Typing 2015 Is Ready For Action With Its Brand New Cloud Version!

February 4th, 2015

eReflect has been preparing Ultimate Typing™ 2015 for some months now. Today, a completely revamped typing tutor offers even more games, activities, and advanced features to make learning to touch type a fun experience for all.

A Cloud-based Ultimate Typing™ Experience

The brand new cloud-based Ultimate Typing™ is equipped with the latest tools, features, and capacities to make learning even more efficient and pleasant.

Ultimate Typing™ 2015 is entirely cloud based. This means there are no heavy downloads, no re-installs for new versions, no limited access from a single location.

The Ultimate Typing™ interface is cloud-accessible for every user, from anywhere. Software updates will be instantly implemented and the user will always have the latest version to practice with. Being cloud-based also means no ads to distract your practice sessions. You’ll also like the fact that you can enjoy fast, responsive software that uses the latest cloud technology to promote your learning.

Social Media Sharing

eReflect’s software products are notable for their compelling approach to learning. Every activity and game is fun to practice with, and every aspect of the software makes learning a pleasurable experience.

Today, eReflect is introducing social media integration for its Ultimate Typing™ 2015 software as a way of encouraging users to practice more, and then show off their results on Facebook.

Users can create a unique Ultimate Typing™ profile where they can check their practice history and results, as well as share their practice scores with their friends on Facebook. This will be appealing for younger users who will want to do better at their practice to keep improving their scores and sharing them with others.

Practice Gamification

As if the activities and games weren’t fun enough, now eReflect introduces success points, a new feature that lets you collect points each time you complete a practice session. This gives an extra incentive to practice because you know that the more you do the more success points you will collect – and the better you’ll look to your friends on Facebook!

New Games and Exercises

The 2015 Ultimate Typing™ has been enriched with even more fun exercises and games so people have plenty of practice material to train with.

This year, learning to touch type with great speed and accuracy will be a piece of cake. A feature-packed Ultimate Typing™ 2015 will help you become efficient at keyboarding and reap all the benefits of fast, accurate typing.

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Typing blog.

Fun Vocabulary Games You Must Play On Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015

January 26th, 2015

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 is the most recent (and admittedly most fun) version of the vocabulary building software. Apart from frequently-praised features like being cloud-based and enabled for social media sharing, Ultimate Vocabulary™ has another appeal: it comes packed with fun, addictive games.

By playing only a couple of games per day, you will find yourself mastering your new vocabulary without much effort, and having heaps of fun at the same time. Technology’s great, isn’t it?

Crazy Clues

How well do you know your vocabulary? Crazy Clues is an addictive vocabulary game you won’t get enough of. The game offers a few letter clues for each word, but then you have to figure out the whole word. If you get stuck, don’t worry, because you can get a hint to get your brain going again!

This is the perfect game to brush up on new words you’ve mastered by emphasizing their spelling.

Crossword

An interactive word game you will want to play time and time again. Clicking on a empty square will give you a hint for the word across and down the puzzle. As far as this game is concerned, you’re as good as your word definition knowledge!

Unscramble

How fast can you spot a word that’s all scrambled up? Find out with Unscramble, a fun vocabulary game that’s bound to be your next favorite vocabulary game. The faster you figure out the word, the more hints you earn for subsequent rounds. The game offers you a bit of help by giving you the word’s definition.

Word Finder

Another compelling vocabulary game, Word Finder dares you to identify a list of words in a matrix of letters. The words can be aligned vertically, horizontally, backwards and forwards. Let the word hunt begin!

Flash Cards

Another classic vocabulary-boosting game, Flash Cards help you truly get a word’s meaning through repetition and with its definition as your only clue. You can adjust the speed to make the game more challenging!

Hangman

A new take on another classic word game, Hangman lets you guess the right word by only giving you the word’s definition. You have ten shots per word before your poor man is hanged.

Word Recall

A classic vocabulary game that will help you improve your vocabulary retention is Word Recall. Read the word’s definition and choose the correct word from the list.

Spelling Drill

You never truly master a word until you know how to spell it. Make sure you are the orthography master with Spelling Drill, a fascinating game that urges you to pay attention to word orthography for more balanced and complete vocabulary knowledge.

Vocab Match

This is a challenging but very amusing game. You must match the right definition with the right word to win the round. You have six different words to get right per round.

Vocab Memory

If you think memory has nothing to do with vocabulary knowledge, think again. Vocab Match tests your vocabulary recalling power by letting you see a word under one card, then challenges you to find the matching definition under another card – hopefully, before you forget that word’s meaning!

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The Psychology of Reading Affects How – and What – We Read

January 19th, 2015

Is there some scientific rationale behind our reading habits and predilections? Why, for example, do you sometimes find that you can’t even finish a book that critics and your friends alike say they couldn’t stop reading?

Reading is a deeply mental experience people engage in on an individual, more than a social, level. A person reads for pleasure, for knowledge, for entertainment, for mentally escaping. But what’s the one factor that makes  it impossible for some readers to put a book down? Is there even one single reason that is common to every reader?

In fact, there are many reasons why people get hooked by a book. Even if a book initially disappoints a reader, readers do sometimes keep reading. There are several reasons:

  • They’re curious to find out what happens in the end.

  • They dislike the thought of leaving something unfinished.

  • They have faith the author will not disappoint them in the end.

  • They’re in the middle of a series, and have to read this book before the next one.

  • They think ending is what tells if a book was worth it or not.

GoodReads.com users cite these and others as the main reasons why they often feel they have to finish a book they’ve started. However, for some people these rules simply don’t apply. In fact, book abandonment rates are soaring, as another book list on GoodReads.com reveals.

Book Abandonment

Looking at the GoodReads.com abandoned book shelf, you quickly see that a book’s best-selling status is not a trustworthy index as to the books’ acceptance by readers. So while a book might have a groundbreaking storyline and a compelling anti-hero, not everyone will like it.

This explains why readers might have enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but not the style she adopts with her adult-oriented novel,  The Casual Vacancy. It also explains why classic novels like Moby Dick are not to everyone’s liking, much less the range of best-sellers found in airports around the world.

The most cited reason why we have the urge to put a book down without finishing it, according to GoodReads.com users, is a slow beginning or a non-engaging writing style. Not liking the main character, and books that have a weak plot, are two other popular reasons cited in comments on the site.

Other reasons given by people who’ve abandoned popular and classic books range from a hero’s immorality or character incongruence, to a “stupid” plot, and even bad editing of the book, especially in ebook format.

Ultimately, book reading is a truly personal experience. In fact, mood plays a vital role as to what reaction a reader will have to a given book at any given time. If you’re not in a particular mood or even stage in your life you may not like a book that would otherwise become your personal favorite if read a few years before, or later. A teen version of you would interpret Catch 22 differently than you would as a 45-year old, true? Your book selection can even change depending on the time of day or year.

The advantage of rereading books is that you know you won’t be disappointed. This is why many people seem to frequently return to old favorites, and even books that they read as children: for the extra layer of meaning and for the satisfaction of knowing they’ll enjoy the book to the very end.

Cross-posted on the 7 Speed Reading blog.


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