If you’ve been working on improving your reading speed, you’ll know about the bad habits that you need to overcome, like subvocalization and sounding words out letter by letter. These are habits that you probably learned (like many people did) when you first started reading in school. You were taught to sound out words, and to read aloud, and if you never learned any other way to read then you’d probably continue to read at that same slow speed.
The habits we pick up when we first learn something are hard to break. If you learn to type by using the “hunt and peck” method, for example, you’re used to looking at the computer or typewriter keyboard and picking out each letter individually using just two fingers. This isn’t the fastest way to type, and in order to type faster you’ll have to get over your habit of looking down at the keys. You’ll have to train your fingers to reach those keys quickly and automatically, just like you train your eyes to move quickly and automatically down the page when you’re speed reading.
The newest software product by eReflect is designed to do just that. Ultimate Typing uses the latest in video and interactive technology to help you reprogram your typing habits and develop the touch typing skill you need to advance in your career, find a new job, communicate with people, and get the most out of the internet technology we all depend on these days. If you’re a student, you’ll benefit from the time saved by your improved typing speed and accuracy when you’re preparing research reports and writing essays. In fact, even students in primary school will get a boost from learning to touch type – they’ll improve their spelling and reading skills at the same time as they’re learning to work on a computer keyboard, and computers are the tools used in most schools these days. If a young child learns good typing habits, they’ll have that advantage for the rest of their school years and get a head start in the job market as well.
Because one of the standard exercises for increasing typing speed involves quick word recognition, you’ll find that simply by going through the games and exercises in Ultimate Typing, your ability to speed read will improve automatically. In addition, you can use the text import feature in Ultimate Typing to include any material you want to read and incorporate it into the typing exercises. That will provide you with the opportunity to improve your vocabulary and your reading skills while you’re focused on honing your skills as a typist. Find out more about what Ultimate Typing can do for you today!