How fast do you read?

Old Jul 14th 2013, 6:41 pm
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There was no pictures so was bolloxed

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Old Jul 15th 2013, 2:56 am
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So the average is said to be 250 wpm? Roughly four words per second......... that is very slow, so I'd like to know where that statistic came from.

Do it the other way round - find a passage of 40 words and see if it takes you ten seconds to read it........

........ it won't.
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Only 382 wpm, but I did work out which book the extract came from before I had finshed reading it.
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Default Re: How fast do you read?

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
So the average is said to be 250 wpm? Roughly four words per second......... that is very slow, so I'd like to know where that statistic came from.

Do it the other way round - find a passage of 40 words and see if it takes you ten seconds to read it........

........ it won't.
I noticed 3rd graders were on about 150wpm average college students at 450wpm and executives and professors on high 5/600s.
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Old Jul 15th 2013, 6:25 am
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Default Re: How fast do you read?

You read 521 words per minute.
That makes you 108% faster than the national average.

Think I would be faster if I was reading from paper mind. Not a great fan of reading off a screen.

Also, I find that as you get into a book and start to learn the characters you speed up as you naturally skim more and more.
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Default Re: How fast do you read?

Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
You read 521 words per minute.
That makes you 108% faster than the national average.

Think I would be faster if I was reading from paper mind. Not a great fan of reading off a screen.

Also, I find that as you get into a book and start to learn the characters you speed up as you naturally skim more and more.
Good point, I always print to proof read documents. Much easier.

Books are loaded with waffle so skimming is easy.
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Old Jul 15th 2013, 6:59 am
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I...err...em....ah.

1,145 words. 358% faster than the national average.

Not that it really means anything.
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