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Encore Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 - 15060


Maximize productivity with the #1 typing authority - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy with detailed assessments, customized lessons and games in 2 weeks guaranteed!   Learn more about the product
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With a complete re-design, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 may not look familiar, but we promise that Mavis Beacon continues to deliver the same level of excellence when it comes to typing instruction and practice.

Mavis Beacon's unrivaled training program guarantees improvement in only 2 weeks, making this the ideal solution for:

– Professionals
– Home users
– Students ages 8 & up
– Employment Agencies
– Small Businesses and Corporations
– Anyone else hoping to improve their typing skills

What's New?

– Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 is all new!
With an all-new user interface and re-designed features and functionality, we've done what we didn't think was possible — we've made Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing even better!

Here are just some of the improvements we've made to the leading typing instruction program available:

– Core Curriculum Improvements
While the core curriculum within Mavis Beacon remains as effective as ever, we've introduced a Curriculum Map to make it easier for users to see where they are in the overall training program.

– New Games
Mavis Beacon's 2 brand new games and 14 re-designed games will all contribute to your typing experience, providing you with fun challenges while you practice.

– More Practice Content
With over 420 different sessions and passages, there is something for everyone in the Practice Area. New content includes passages and sessions from literary classics, recipes, autobiographies of such luminaries as Charles Darwin and even Wikipedia entries. You'll find yourself learning while you're improving your typing!

– Enhanced Language Options
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 offers enhanced language options. With a Spanish mode, both Spanish- and English-language learners can get more out of Mavis Beacons award-winning curriculum.

Key Features

– Dynamic Personal Instruction
Leverage Mavis Beacon's renowned Adaptive Response Technology™ to run through the core training curriculum and maximize your improvements in the shortest time possible. Mavis Beacon will automatically place you in the lessons based on your current skill level and adjust your path as you progress through the training program.

– Practice Area
Mavis Beacon lets you choose what you use to practice your typing. Select from hundreds of articles and passages covering a wide variety of topics and subjects including literary classics, history, autobiographies and poetry. There is plenty of relevant content for all ages, including passages that are great for kids—but Mavis Beacon gives users infinite possibilities with the Import Your Own Text function.

– Custom Lesson Designer
Use your own imported text or leverage Mavis Beacon's library to build your own Custom Lessons. Create Standard Lessons, Speed Tests or even Games using the text of your choice and set up each lesson's limits and goals.

– Typing Games
With a total of 16 challenging games designed to improve your typing speed, accuracy and/or rhythm, the Typing Games are sure to help you improve and you'll have fun while youre doing it.

– Progress Tracking & Reporting
Mavis Beacon tracks your performance over time and provides a series of reports so that you can understand and review your progress.

a) The Summary report gives a snapshot of the users cumulative performance.

b) Keyboard Proficiencies show detailed performance by individual key, allowing users to see on which keys they need improvement.

c) The Curriculum Map provides users with a view of where they are within the Mavis Beacon Training Program.

d) Progress Over Time charts users performance on milestone lessons over an extended period, giving users a view of how much they have improved.

– Special Language Options

Spanish Mode:
In Spanish Mode, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing presents help, reports and more in Spanish.

Practice Lessons in French & Spanish:
In the Practice Area, users can elect to practice their typing skills using French or Spanish content. With excerpts from classic stories and literature, language learners can brush up on their language skills while improving their typing.

Features for Kids & Teens

Keyboarding skills have never been more important for students. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing has many features that help young typists stay motivated!

– 16 fun & challenging games will keep kids motivated
– Fun practice sessions including IM/text messages, emoticons, nursery rhymes and excerpts from classic books and stories including Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Little Women
– Practice area includes selections of classic French and Spanish literature
– Import Your Own Text function allows users to choose any passsage or article to use to practice their typing skills
– Import and listen to your favorite MP3 while you type

Do I need to improve my typing?

Whether you're a "two-finger typist" or are already fairly proficient, improving your typing skills can be extremely beneficial. The bottom line is this: if you type with one or two fingers (hunt-and-peck style) on each hand, the average person can probably manage 25-35 WPM (words per minute). If you learn to touch type, you can increase that speed to 50-100 WPM.

Most of the things we do on a computer involve typing. And the quicker you can type, the quicker you get those tasks (online research, writing essays, book reports, term papers, etc.) done. The quicker you get your typing tasks completed, the more productive you are which lets you:

– Spend more time studying for school/classes
– Help you get a job or yet, a better paying job
– Have more free time to sit back and think of creative ideas
– Email faster
– Become more efficient communicating with friends on Myspace, Facebook, etc.
– Employers: Purchase Mavis Beacon for your employees and boost productivity in your company
Installation Requirements
Minimum PC Processor Supported Intel® Pentium® III
Windows Vista Compatible Works with Windows Vista
Minimum PC RAM Required 128 MB
Full install PC RAM Needed 512MB RAM (Vista)
Minimum PC HD Space Required 300 GB
Minimum MAC Processor Supported PowerPC G4
Macintosh Universal Yes
Minimum MAC RAM Required 256 MB
Minimum MAC HD Space Required 300 MB
Additional Processor Information PowerPC G4, G5 and Intel 800 MHz or faster
Optical Drive Type Required CD/DVD
Software Compatibility Windows Vista and XP SP2, MAC - OS 10.4 and later
Display method
Minimum Display Resolution Required 1024 x 768
Minimum VRAM Required 32 MB
Licensing
License Product? No
License Type Complete Package
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