Read and Write

Improve your reading, writing, studying and research skills with confidence! CSUN has made Read & Write (RW) software for Windows, Mac, and Chrome available to all students. All versions of RW can be downloaded under "Learn More About What Read and Write Has to Offer" and begin using it anytime, anywhere!

Use RW to gather and organize information quickly when searching the web, journal articles, or books for relevant information about a topic.

Read & Write for Windows-Highlights

RW has tools to increase your reading speed and comprehension to maximize time spent reading course materials.

The Audio Maker feature lets you listen to your text instead of reading.

Read & Write for Windows-Audio Maker

The screenshot reader feature allows you to select only the text you want to be read aloud. Read anything on your screen, including websites, images, flash and PDF files.

Read & Write for Windows- Screenshot Reader

Select only the text you want to be read aloud using the Speech feature.

Read & Write for Windows-Speech



As you study, use Read and Write’s highlighting features to collect important information by using different colors, put them in one place, and even create your own study guides. Highlights can be saved into a Word document for reviewing and studying.

Read and Write for Windows-Highlights

The Vocabulary feature allows you to gather new vocabulary, save in Word with a definition, and add an image for each word.

Read & Write for Windows- Vocabulary List

RW can help you review your work and check for grammar and spelling errors, when using the Check It and Spell Check feature, so you can feel more confident about your paper.

Read & Write for Windows-Check It

Read & Write for Windows Spell Check

The Speech feature allows you to listen to your writing to proof-read your papers.

Read & Write for Windows-Speech

The Dictionary feature has advanced options for definitions and sample sentences to help with word choice.

Read & Write for Windows- Dictionary

The Talk and Type feature allows you to speak your thoughts aloud and RW will start typing for you.

Read & Write for Windows-Talk & Type

Each tool for Read & Write, for Windows Mac or Chrome versions, has a brief instructional video.

Read & Write 12 for Windows

Read & Write for Mac

Read & Write for Chrome

Download Read & Write on your computer through MyCSUNBox

If you have any questions or challenges with the download or to learn more about maximizing your experience with Read & Write, please contact:

Christa Price, Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

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