Literacy Gap Goes Beyond Gender and Race, Confirms 7 Speed Reading Software Developers

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7 Speed Reading Software, a leading provider of software for speed reading, cites recent UK research stating that the gap in literacy is a matter that goes beyond gender and race. Differences between genders and races with respect to literacy are a thing of the past, and many other factors now come into play.

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Studies have also shown that a person’s educational level plays an important role in their reading abilities and the literacy gap.

Recent research has shown that the gaps between genders and races are decreasing. In the "What Kids are Reading 2012" report recently conducted in the UK, researchers found that while males have typically been behind females in reading ability, the gap is significantly closing. In addition, the literacy gap between blacks and whites is decreasing too. Blacks are no longer falling significantly behind whites as they have in the past.

“It is exciting to know that the literacy gap between people of different genders and races is closing,” states Marc Slater of 7 Speed Reading. “We at 7 Speed Reading have always believed it was not about race and gender. Many other factors come into play when discussing the gap. It’s nice to see that research is starting to substantiate it.”

While some differences still show between genders and races, the difficulty of books and educational levels play a significant part. As students approach their middle school years, boys tend to choose less challenging books than girls and typically read non-fiction. Also, boys usually require more prompting to read then the girls. It is important for boys to read books at a higher level and challenge themselves. Studies have also shown that a person’s educational level plays an important role in their reading abilities and the literacy gap. The black-white literacy gap seems to be closing as well. As blacks increase their educational background they are not lagging behind whites to the same degree as they previously were.

“We need to encourage our children to read, teach them how to read faster, and also challenge themselves,” adds Mr. Slater. “Encouraging them to read is how we will truly close the literacy gap. This is our goal, after all.”

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About 7 Speed Reading™

7 Speed Reading is the only modern speed reading software that uses the latest technology to produce superior results.

The software provides its users with a new way to master speed reading that guarantees three times the reading speed along with improved memory and comprehension.

The software is poised as the most comprehensive speed reading system anywhere. It contains seven learning strategies, fifteen software activities, video training, advanced tracking capabilities and many more exciting features.

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