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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2014, 07:16:01 PM »
And I'm ridiculously fast. . .
You read 1,461 words per minute.
That makes you 484% faster than the national average.

*cough* I swear I didn't skim. The prompt I got was ridiculously easy.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 05:09:06 AM »
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Reading all three texts, I averaged at about 402 words/minute, at about 61% above the national average.


Do people really read so slowly? lol  :P
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 08:51:15 AM by Dim Hon »

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2014, 08:56:11 AM »
Hmn, it's my suspicion the test is a bit bias to make the testee feel good and therefore more likely to share the test with friends, but do understand everyone on E reads, and reads a lot, so there's that to consider.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2014, 09:29:56 AM »
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You read 592 words per minute.
That makes you 137% faster than the national average.

At the bottom the developers posted http://www.free-speed-reading.com/articles/what-is-the-average-reading-speed-of-americans which I think the test is based on. If so, it's based on an average of 410 WPM from a different test.

Offline Kane

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
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You read 775 words per minute.
That makes you 210% faster than the national average.

English is my second language though, so you got to give me some slack... :P

Offline SavageBeast

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2014, 12:21:11 PM »
Dyslexics of the world UNTIE !
As expected
You read 316 words per minute.
That makes you 26% faster than the national average.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2014, 01:02:03 PM »
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412-509 words (I did it twice).

Trying to fit so many books into my day, I'm often tempted to try and learn to speed read. Sometimes I've considered using software that flashes by one word at a time. But I realized that when I do that I'm missing all of the nuances of the text. It's better to power through parts of text that seem less significant or less entertaining but overall you miss important structure like paragraph breaks and stuff. >>

Offline RainyHigh

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2014, 01:46:19 PM »
1st try is
Uhhh....
You read 411 words per minute.
That makes you 64% faster than the national average.

Then I realized I needed to pay more attention to detail instead of reading fast...

2nd try is
pretty much the same but a wee bit higher
You read 444 words per minute.
That makes you 78% faster than the national average.

Offline Kuroneko

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2014, 01:47:34 PM »
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You read 704 words per minute.
That makes you 182% faster than the national average.

I should probably try it when I don't have a migraine, lol.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2014, 01:48:25 PM »
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You read 592 words per minute.
That makes you 137% faster than the national average.

At the bottom the developers posted http://www.free-speed-reading.com/articles/what-is-the-average-reading-speed-of-americans which I think the test is based on. If so, it's based on an average of 410 WPM from a different test.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2014, 04:45:21 PM »
Dyslexics of the world UNTIE !
As expected
You read 316 words per minute.
That makes you 26% faster than the national average.
woot! \o/

...

I didn't actually see what you did there for an embarrassingly long time *laughs*

Offline Dhi

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2014, 11:13:55 PM »
Hmn, it's my suspicion the test is a bit bias to make the testee feel good and therefore more likely to share the test with friends, but do understand everyone on E reads, and reads a lot, so there's that to consider.
From my earliest memories of school I tested as a college student when it came to reading. I know the same is true for a lot of us. Now this test has ranked me at about 400 wpm, which is below the average college student.

This test seems to be telling me that I'm a worse reader now than I was when I was eight years old. I wouldn't say it makes me feel good, but I do consider it exactly as credible as every other internet IQ test out there.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2014, 10:38:56 AM »
My results
You read 522 words per minute.
 That makes you 109% faster than the national average.

I suppose that's good since English's a second language.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2014, 06:25:40 AM »
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You read 597 words per minute.
That makes you 139% faster than the national average.

I guess it's an American average? Would be interesting to know what my average is for my own country!

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2014, 08:38:54 AM »
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You read 702 words per minute.
That makes you 181% faster than the national average.

I'm mildly dyslexic and English is my second language :P

Speed reading doesn't really care for either. Like I can read words all jumbled up and still sort out the meaning. Speed reading was an important skill for college.

I heard Americans read a lot faster than other countries, though. My own country treats speed reading as a myth.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:39 AM »
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You read 939 words per minute.
That makes you 276% faster than the national average.

Now if only I typed that fast...

Offline ererruz

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2014, 05:37:02 AM »
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You read 438 words per minute.
 That makes you 75% faster than the national average.

Doesn't surprise me. I know I like to take time while reading for leisure, but at the same time I have to read very quickly (and still pay attention to all the details) for work.

Offline Marchoisas

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2014, 10:36:03 PM »
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You read 388 words per minute.
That makes you 55% faster than the national average.

I impressed myself... English reading isnt something I rush-thru usually, but looks like I can read pretty fast if I need to.

Offline Wheeler97

Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 03:36:37 PM »
I took it three times...

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My three results were 203 WPM (19% slower), 264 WPM (6% faster), and 244 WPM, (2% slower).

The First prompt had commentary/dialog. I believe I slow myself down when reading dialog, to the point of a common conversation. Aside from that, I've always been a slower reader, though not due to any trouble.

The average seems to be around 250 words per minute, so every percentage point is 2.5 words per minute.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 03:39:07 PM by Wheeler97 »

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2014, 03:36:41 PM »
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412-509 words (I did it twice).

Trying to fit so many books into my day, I'm often tempted to try and learn to speed read. Sometimes I've considered using software that flashes by one word at a time. But I realized that when I do that I'm missing all of the nuances of the text. It's better to power through parts of text that seem less significant or less entertaining but overall you miss important structure like paragraph breaks and stuff. >>

I took it again because it showed up. Since I last did this, I've decided to try and read slower, actually, and really appreciate each word, phrase, sentence, rather than breezing through a story. So my speed downgraded to 323 words per minute. But I think that's better for me, and better for the enjoyment of my reading as a whole.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2014, 07:29:40 PM »
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You read 710 words per minute.
That makes you 184% faster than the national average.

Seems legit.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2014, 06:14:21 PM »
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You read 270 words per minute.
That makes you 8% faster than the national average.

Eh.. My reading speed really depends on what I'm reading and why. For some reason with this text, I found that I was having trouble paying attention to it and was spacing out a little while reading.  I was surprised that I got the retention questions right.




« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 06:19:22 PM by TaintedAndDelish »

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2014, 12:19:41 AM »
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You read 428 words per minute.
That makes you 71% faster than the national average.

I think I would have done better if I'd realized where the "finished" button was at the bottom of the text. I ended up skipping a line or two as I was scrolling to find that button. x.x

ETA: I took it again once I realized where the "finished" button was to try and get a more accurate result.

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You read 559 words per minute.
That makes you 124% faster than the national average.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 12:22:31 AM by BAMF »

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2014, 11:15:54 AM »
The 1st has a couple of strange wording, and the 2nd wasn't so heavy on description where else 3rd is.

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You read 502 words per minute.
That makes you 101% faster than the national average.

and

You read 639 words per minute.
That makes you 156% faster than the national average.


You read 585 words per minute.
That makes you 134% faster than the national average.

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Re: What Speed Do You Read?
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2014, 02:12:10 PM »
I have confirmed that I can still read the average paperback in an hour and a half.  I just wish I hadn't started the book in the tub around midnight.