Posts Tagged: Spritz

Speed Reading the Man-Booker Shortlist

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To test reading software Spritz, an app that helps readers achieve high words-per-minute rates, Rob Boffard decided to start with the Man-Booker shortlist. He used the program to read Joshua Ferris’s 110,000 word novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. He achieved upwards of 700wpm, but concludes ultimately that to speed-read novels, the software […]

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Slow Down, Speed Reading Enthusiasts

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Last week, we talked about the new speed reading app Spritz, which promises to have us reading faster than we ever thought possible. As it turns out, it may not be possible after all—or so argues this article up at The Atlantic. Most research concludes that “as speed increases, comprehension deteriorates.” And why are we […]

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Don’t Rush Me, App

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One word at a time, at up to 1000 words a minute. That’s 16.67 words per second. Spritz, a Boston-based technology start-up, has developed a new app that presents text in a way that allows you to read at lightning speeds. Spritz has named their company after a gentle spray of water, though their product […]

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