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Millhouse Jul 14th 2013 10:55 am

How fast do you read?
 
http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marke...der/index.html


436 wpm for me - only did the test once.

Scamp Jul 14th 2013 11:06 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 594 words per minute.
That makes you 138% faster than the national average.

Kix Jul 14th 2013 11:30 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 184 words per minute.
That makes you 26% slower than the national average.

Sounds about right...

Meow Jul 14th 2013 11:43 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 804 words per minute.
That makes you 222% faster than the national average.


That sounds excessive, but that's what it said. I started a speed reading course years ago and stopped as I realised it would cost me a fortune in books! I have learnt to read fast and absorb the salient facts as a way of dealing with all the boring work related stuff I read.

Scamp Jul 14th 2013 11:47 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10799410)
You read 804 words per minute.
That makes you 222% faster than the national average.


That sounds excessive, but that's what it said. I started a speed reading course years ago and stopped as I realised it would cost me a fortune in books! I have learnt to read fast and absorb the salient facts as a way of dealing with all the boring work related stuff I read.

I definitely skim over sentences (not missing stuff but not 'actively' reading each word)....yet still get the info, or majority of it.

It's a blessing sometimes but I still need to read more.

Blue Cat Jul 14th 2013 11:47 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 423 words per minute.
That makes you 69% faster than the national average.

Scamp Jul 14th 2013 11:51 am

Re: How fast do you read?
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10799413)
You read 423 words per minute.
That makes you 69% faster than the national average.

Great %age.

Millhouse Jul 14th 2013 12:08 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 
At least I beat BC.

Blue Cat Jul 14th 2013 12:08 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10799415)
Great %age.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Equestra Jul 14th 2013 2:31 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 402 words per minute.
That makes you 61% faster than the national average.

Not bad considering I'm shattered! I'm an avid reader, I literally do not leave the house without the Kindle in my bag in case of unforeseen delays .....

Fossildog Jul 14th 2013 3:26 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 805 words per minute.
That makes you 223% faster than the national average.

Pleased with that.

mikelincs Jul 14th 2013 5:13 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 
You read 827 words per minute.
That makes you 231% faster than the national average.

I've always been a very fast reader, I was reading newspapers before I started school. Wass given a novel as a sunday school prize when I was 10, and read it during the sermon, my mother didn't believe me, so got the book and started to ask me questions about it, after about 10 she gave up and realised I had read it properly.

Millhouse Jul 14th 2013 5:29 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 
So the average BE poster (excluding thicko KIX) is somewhere between 50-100% faster than the average.

Now, I do not think that we are a very special bunch.

How bad is the average British reader?

mikelincs Jul 14th 2013 5:36 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10799849)
So the average BE poster (excluding thicko KIX) is somewhere between 50-100% faster than the average.

Now, I do not think that we are a very special bunch.

How bad is the average British reader?

perhaps we are quicker because we spend a lot of time reading posts?..:sneaky:
I supect there are a lot of slow readers out there because they just don't read books etc. many when they say they read a newspaper just skim the headlines, and get the rest from the TV

Kelli28 Jul 14th 2013 5:45 pm

Re: How fast do you read?
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10799339)
http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marke...der/index.html


436 wpm for me - only did the test once.

Snap I got the same.

There seems to be high scores here what ages are included to make the average?


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