Zap Reader is a free online speed reading program that boasts "increased reading speed without loss of comprehension." Simply copy and paste text, and Zap Reader will show the text at a rate of 300 words per minute. The rate, as well as number of words shown at a time, is completely adjustable. Zap Reader also offers a bookmarklet for instant zapping.
Jessica Pilgreen is a high school English teacher, a Doctoral student at University of Missouri St. Louis, and a technology enthusiast. The main purpose of this blog is to help her keep track of all of the fabulous tools out there that she has encountered, but if she can help a few others along the way, that's good, too.