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Teaching Typing To Adults: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum!

The ability to read and type are two essential skills one must have in order to use computers and the Internet.  While there are many adult literacy programs both on the Internet and in many communities, there are fewer volunteer services that teach adults to type.  As a result, many adults have to learn on their own.  Some of the most popular software in the marketplace is typing software, but a lot of typing software is tailored to teaching young children and teenagers to type.  For adults who want to learn to type on their computer, one of the most enduring and popular programs in the marketplace is Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum is the latest incarnation of the Mavis Beacon typing software.  Released for the 25th anniversary of the original typing program, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum is the version to get for Windows 7 systems.  Able to run on Windows 7/Vista/XP or Apple computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, may be purchased as a CD-ROM disc or a digital download through its publisher, Broderbund.  Your computer should have 300 MB free space on the hard drive and 1 GB RAM to ideally run Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum.

The latest incarnation of the Mavis Beacon typing software includes 430 personalized typing lessons, tests and typing exercises, designed to teach the fundamentals of finger placement and, when you master that, speed.  As rewards, there are 16 arcade-style typing games that help you to reinforce what the lessons teach you.  The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum software also features tracking functions to keep you apprised of both your current status in the program and trouble areas where you might need more work.

One of the key selling points of the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum, that is new in this incarnation, is a custom lesson designer.  Using the Adaptive Response Technology pioneered in earlier versions of the Mavis Beacon software, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum not only informs you of your status, it alters the lessons to better instruct you.  In this way, the software reacts to your learning style and works with you to give you the greatest chance of success.

In addition to having typing exercises in English, French and Spanish, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum utilizes interesting stories to foster enthusiasm for typing.  With Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum, your keyboard will no longer be intimidating; you will learn to type!

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