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Reading Comprehension Booster

By Merit Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Aimed at students or English language learners, this bare-bones program helps test critical-thinking and reading-comprehension skills. Unfortunately, its verbal skills are far sharper than its aesthetic judgments; the interface is uninspired, and the rote process of working with the application would certainly benefit from a brush with a conventional video game. However, it does its job reasonably well. Users are presented with text in one corner, and must pick among variants to prove they've understood the point. Over time, the reading level grows more difficult. The 30-day trial version limits some functions, but the full version could help students study for standardized tests or help boost language learners' reading confidence.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release November 9, 2008
Date Added November 23, 2004
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,047
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Reading Comprehension Booster helps students sharpen their critical thinking skills. Students work with exercises to determine main idea, make inferences and draw conclusions. Assessments place students in appropriate units of instruction. Students advance as they demonstrate readiness. Student scores are kept in a management system that allows teachers and tutors to view and print reports. Designed for ages eight and up.