speed timings are designed to test and record your reading speed improvements
over time. You can use the speed timing results to precisely monitor your
advancement through RocketReader. Whenever you do a speed timing RocketReader
will automatically choose the next text in the series. The text of the speed
test is carefully selected to be of uniform consistency.
is about 5 pages of text. After you select a speed timing the Speed Timing
You can start
and stop the reading when you use the timer menu. The text scrolls on
the screen when you hold the down arrow on the keyboard.
If you have
selected the timer-start option RocketReader will carefully measure and
report your reading speed.
have finished reading the text you can then do a comprehension
to determine your understanding of the material.
keeps track of your speed and comprehension. The bar-chart that follows shows the result
of each speed test as a separate bar in the chart. The number at the top
of the chart indicates the exact speed achieved on the speed test. So
the first speed test done in RocketReader recorded a speed of 180 words
per minute. The last speed test done recorded a speed of 430 words per
The Menu Items
menu allows you to start and stop a timing. Pause is provided in case
you are interrupted and would like to stop the clock. The timing is automatically
calculated when you finish the speed test.
The Font Menu
menu allows you to increase or decrease the size of the text on the screen.
This is important as an easy-to-read size can be selected.
The View Menu
The The "View"
menu option allows you to select a new practice reading, or examine a
graph of your speed test results.