Dorsett Atari Reading-Development (Reading Comprehension) X ; Copyright (C) 1981 Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc.#

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This is an archive of the "Reading Development (X)" educational program published by Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc. in 1981. This was originally packaged as a set of 8 cassette tapes for use with Atari 400 and 800 computers and the Educational System Master Cartridge.

The "raw recordings" directory contains the unaltered recordings from cassette, one file per tape, with both sides of each tape in the same file. You probably don't want to use this folder.

The main files (x1 through x16) are likely the versions you want to use with your Atari or emulator. These have been split into 16 files (one per tape side). The audio levels have had their volume normalized, as well as any pops and clicks removed, and subsequently repaired on the data tracks. Each tape has been verified to work on the Altirra emulator.

Finally, photos of the cassette tapes are included.

The work of digitization and audio cleanup was done by Kay Savetz and Thomas Cherryhomes in June 2015.

Album: Reading Development (X)
Year: 1981
Original Format: Atari Educational System (Dorsett Talk & Teach)
Digital Format: Microsoft WAV, 2 channel, 16-bit 44100Hz sample rate
Digitized by: Kay Savetz/Thomas Cherryhomes


x1 artillery, demarcation, haphazard
x2 acknowledge, commotion, escort
x3 amend, cordial, intrigue, lecture
x4 friction, mesh, precede, survey
x5 appoint, elapsed, felled, infuriate
x6 deport, elaborately, glint, novel
x7 deem, furtive, limpid, scanty
x8 hesitate, inconvienience, mingle
x9 aromatic, gnarled, lodge, park
x10 angelic, belated, monotonous
x11 add, circulate, evaporation
x12 archaeologist, document
x13 aloft, ascension, ballast, value
x14 debris, dilapidated, phenomena
x15 bachelor, comprehend, eclipse
x16 advisory, demolish, legislative

Tracks (size in sum: 907 MB):


Dorsett Atari Reading-Development (Reading Comprehension) X - cassettes with uneven numbers

Dorsett Atari Reading-Development (Reading Comprehension) X - cassettes with even numbers

Dorsett Atari Reading-Development (Reading Comprehension) X - top view

Dorsett Atari Reading-Development (Reading Comprehension) X - side view