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My reading speed

928 wpm according to this test.

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autopope
May. 19th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
That doesn't surprise me too much, based on your review throughput.

I probably used to have something like that before I nearly lost a retina in 1989 -- since then I can only manage around 350wpm. Which is still, apparently, considered fast by most people ...
alacsony
May. 19th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
Just 385... Although may be twice as fast in Russian
liliaeth
May. 19th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
I was somewhere between two and three hundred, though admittedly I had a higher score the first time, when I didn't bother to try and memorize the numbers to get the answers right.
nmg
May. 19th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
1617 wpm with full comprehension, but that's probably because I'm currently part-way through reading the War of the Worlds and so inadvertently skim-read...
nwhyte
May. 19th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Try it again - for young F it gave him an extract from Alice in Wonderland!
nmg
May. 19th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Ah - I had tried it again, and it gave me WotW again, so I'd assumed that was the only text.
nmg
May. 19th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
Based on the other two texts (Alice, and The Wizard of Oz), I'm roughly around the 950-1000wpm mark, but I expect that my reading speed is much lower for non-narrative texts. For some of the more theoretical work-related papers I've read recently, I reckon that my reading speed is on the order of six pages an hour...
davidcook
May. 19th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
I got around your speed, and figured I'd skimmed rather than reading properly ... then got all three questions right.
Sadly, most of my reading time these days comes on 30 minute train trips, and only on the days I'm not riding to work, so the "book throughput" is pretty low overall.
paratti
May. 19th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
731
davesangel
May. 19th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
1,029
sashajwolf
May. 19th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
546.
rmc28
May. 21st, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
738.

(I believe I read ~2-3 times faster than Tony, I should get him to take the test to see if I am right.)
nickbarnes
May. 22nd, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
Did it 3 times, 3 different texts (WotW, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz). Three scores between 620 and 700, so that's pretty consistent. Would be more interesting with books which I didn't already know well (I think I could have got 8 out of 9 questions right without seeing the texts, let alone reading them).
nickbarnes
May. 22nd, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
FWIW, my reading-aloud speed seems to be about 200 wpm.
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