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What Speed Do You Read?
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:45:02 PM »
I'm a dyslexic, so things like writing and reading are rather more difficult for me, but this test got me wondering about people who fill their lives with words. Happily, you guys get to be my guinea pigs!
 
Aren't you glad? ;)

here's the test

I ask that you put your results behind spoilers, so not to intimidate those about to take the test.

My Results
You read 264 words per minute.
That makes you 6% faster than the national average.

This really surprises me, I always considered myself a slow reader. I usually have to re-read a good handful of words on each page, and sometimes whole sentences. I had to re-read seven words on the test, and re-read a sentence twice. I did not expect to get above the average.
 


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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 07:55:39 PM »
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You read 320 words per minute.
That makes you 28% faster than the national average.

That doesn't surprise me. I don't read that fast all the time, but I can push myself. I like to read at a more... leisurely pace.


Offline Blythe

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 08:06:39 PM »
My results

You read 599 words per minute.
That makes you 140% faster than the national average.


I read rather quickly, I suppose.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 08:19:46 PM »
My Results
You read 324 words per minute.
That makes you 30% faster than the national average.

That is surprising. My friends are usually reading circles around me.  :-[

Offline Shjade

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 08:57:19 PM »
Numbers
You read 369 words per minute.
That makes you 48% faster than the national average.

My score is multiples of 3. This pleases me.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 09:23:21 PM »
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  You read 359 words per minute.
That makes you 44% faster than the national average.

That's not too bad I guess.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 10:03:23 PM »
Of course, ask people how much they remember.

I can remember major plot points and subplots (or major information) for about five years before I have to re-read something (unless it's for funsies).

Offline Shjade

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 11:32:38 PM »
How well I remember something is pretty much directly related to how much I enjoyed/was interested in it.

Offline Outsider

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 04:30:38 AM »
guess I'm fast
You read 665 words per minute.
That makes you 166% faster than the national average.

Offline Lilias

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 04:55:52 AM »
Maaaaybe...
You read 519 words per minute.
That makes you 108% faster than the national average.

I read a lot faster on an e-reader than a printed page, and that certainly skewed the results. ;)

Offline Mnemaxa

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 05:09:11 AM »
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754 WPM, at 202% of the average.

I'm not really surprised, nor will most people who know me be.  My retention is solely conceptual, sadly - my memory relies of physical touch more than sight or sound.  I still have to look up things I should know by heart after decades of using some of my books.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 05:16:19 AM »
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You read 222 words per minute.
That makes you 11% slower than the national average.

Guess my ESL-ness plays into this.  :-[

Offline Koren

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 07:53:47 AM »
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You read 1,100 words per minute.
That makes you 340% faster than the national average.

I did not think that I read that fast, especially being dyslexic, but I suppose it comes from reading from when I was little, and reading instead of playing with the friends I didnt have at school.
I did only get 2 out of 3 questions right, but i tend to not be able to remember such small details on a first reading any way, Im used to reading my books, and even re-reading my roleplays, at least three or four times, even for my non-favorites.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 03:59:25 PM »
Huhn.
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You read 772 words per minute.
 That makes you 209% faster than the national average.

Interesting. I did it twice - first result was a little slower, despite a shorter sample... although it was something I'd never seen before, and the second was an excerpt from a book I own, so that might have skewed it a bit. <_<  O:)

Offline TwistedAlice

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 05:02:38 PM »
This makes me happy, I read a lot quicker than I gave myself credit for, and got all 3 questions right! Yay me :3

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2014, 09:27:17 PM »
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You read 641 words per minute.
That makes you 156% faster than the national average.
Weee!

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2014, 12:08:03 AM »
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You read 1,560 words per minute.
 That makes you 524% faster than the national average

Ehh, not surprised.



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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2014, 07:45:03 AM »
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You read 343 words per minute.
That makes you 37% faster than the national average.

I expected it to be slower since I enjoy taking my time reading. I like to let their flavor mingle and melt around my synapses until the words become visual.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2014, 07:56:10 AM »
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You read 560 words per minute.
That makes you 124% faster than the national average.

Does not surprise me. I am used to read fast due to my work. There is often a lot to read. Practice and all.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2014, 01:38:48 PM »
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You read 1,042 words per minute.
That makes you 317% faster than the national average.  Three out of three questions right.

And here I thought I'd been slowing down recently...

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2014, 09:17:10 AM »
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You read 713 words per minute.
That makes you 185% faster than the national average.

Not too surprising for me since I can finish a 600-page hard back novel in afternoon if left alone.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 08:23:53 AM »
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You read 951 words per minute.
That makes you 280% faster than the national average.

This is about normal
« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 08:24:53 AM by Oniya »

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 02:49:43 PM »
Results
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You read 574 words per minute.
That makes you 130% faster than the national average.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2014, 09:58:22 PM »
Cripes, I left the page before copy pasta could occur

But it was like mid to high 400's

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2014, 02:40:04 PM »
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You read 491 words per minute.
That makes you 96% faster than the national average.

Which is about the same thing I scored the last time I took one of these tests.