NEW YORK, NY, July 14, 2003-Merit Software (www.meritsoftware.com), a leader in educational software for over fifteen years, is pleased to announce the newest edition of their award-winning "Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading." As part of the best-selling Reading Comprehension suite of educational software, "Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading" combines the latest instructional curriculum with state-of-the-art technology upgrades.
"Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading" is hands on instructional software for improving reading comprehension for ages 10 and up. Students work with a detailed series of exercises and receive immediate feedback. It now includes a full tutorial section to help students master the skills they need plus customized "reward" graphics to promote confidence and the ability to progress at a personalized pace.
"Most reading comprehension software is made up of either quizzes or assessments. Our programs are actually instructional tools," says Ben Weintraub of Merit Software. "Students can track their progress with 'Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading' and advance when they are ready, not before." Teachers, tutors and parents can monitor students progress through the Teacher Program Manager, a centralized student record keeping/management system included free with all Merit Software.
Merit Software offers over 30 focused, hands-on instructional products for grades 3 through 12, making it the must-have educational series for students, teachers and parents. Categories include Reading Fundamentals, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Process Writing, Writing Mechanics-Grammar, Math, and Business Communication-the essentials of improving student achievement. All products are easy to install and understand, offer immediate feedback and automatically track student progress.
All Merit Software is designed to provide the maximum amount of instructional detail with the least amount of extraneous content. All programs have a straightforward presentation while using the highest level of learning and "interactivity" technology allows. "Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading" is available for the Windows PC and can be purchased for home use online at www.meritsoftware.com for only $27.00. Pricing of software for educational facilities depends on the projected number of workstations. Merit also offers an attentive and professional support service.
ABOUT MERIT SOFTWARE:
Since 1983, Merit Software (www.meritsoftware.com) has been producing educational software that addresses the core competencies that students require to succeed. The emphasis is on strengthening students' ability to read, analyze data and communicate their ideas.
Merit Software's programs are known throughout the industry for providing context-sensitive tutorials for students and convenient record management features to aid teachers, tutors and parents.
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Merit's educational software has been the subject of rigorous, independent, scientific-based research. These studies have concluded that Merit's software provides an effective supplement to everyday instruction. Research findings are available on www.meritsoftware.com/research.