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Ben Weintraub (212-675-8567)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMerit Audio Visual Introduces A New Release Of Developing Critical Thinking Skills For Effective Reading
New York, NY -- Merit Software announces a new release of Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading. The software motivates students to improve their reading comprehension and provides instructors with measurable results. Using assessments and lots of contextual feedback, the program provides focused learning in individual areas of concern.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading is a self-paced tutorial with exercises that focus on main idea, inference, sequence, vocabulary and drawing conclusions. Questions are based on short non-fiction passages.
Included in this release are functions that allow for pre-tests, post-tests, and improved printouts of student work. In addition, the software now seamlessly integrates into Merit's management utility, which automatically tracks multiple student results and creates reports that help teachers monitor user progress.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading is designed for students who read at U.S. grade level 5.0 to 11.0, ages 10 and up. Reward sounds and graphics do not contain juvenile animations. Older students in ESL classes, adult literacy and GED prep programs, or college prep courses frequently use the software.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading is available in four sets, based on level of difficulty. A set of the single station version of the software, which includes multiple student tracking, is available for $79. Network, multi-station, and site licenses are also offered.
System requirements for the software are a computer running Windows 9x/NT/2000 with at least 5 MB of RAM and 13.5 MB of hard disk space. A sound card is also required.
An evaluation version of the program may be downloaded directly from our web site, http://www.meritsoftware.com/.
Merit Audio Visual publishes electronic media products that are effective in improving students' reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and mathematics skills.
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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