Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Courtjezter, Feb 19, 2014.
I read 398 WPM, but i reckon i read faster the more i get into a book.
What speed do you read?
401 first go and 497 second attempt.
Had 3 goes - 527, 564 and 520 (answering all 3 questions correctly each time).
I've always been a quick reader, a driving awareness test at work that was supposed to take 3 hours took me 40 minutes.
499. Reasonably chuffed at my age (52).
I was 2% slower than the national average - Bit then it's not a competition is it.
AND - I did try to replicate my normal steady reading spead though the temptation was to speed read it.
When I'm into a book I enjoy I do seem to skate along a lot faster.
Just had a second go and was 51% faster than the national average.
I'm think I'm probably a slow reader (I've never measured WPM). I prefer to savour the words, to sometimes stop reading, sit back and think about what I've read. I would rather get the most out of a few good texts than skim over the surface of a lot.
1001 and got all three questions right .
317. Sometimes I read a lot slower, depends on what I'm reading.
389 and all three questions right. But I got an excerpt from War of the Worlds which I have read so many times I could have got the 3 questions correct without reading it.
577 with all 3 questions right.
304 and answered 2 out of the three questions although I logically guessed them as I didn't remember a single word I read!
War of the Worlds wasn't it?
Have to admit that I've never read a book, just can't get on with them although it is on my Bucket List
Glad I'm above the national average but probably doesn't count if it went straight in and then out again!
I think I'm fairly quick (haven't done the test yet) - and I learnt a technique of derren browns trick or treat where this guy how to speed read for a whole week before going into a tough pub quizz...
I used the technique prior to an interview doing MS server support - largely on subjects I hadn't done before and the others I jhadn't done for over a year... I read a few MS server admin books (~1k pages each) in a few days and while I wasn't able to receit it word for word - I was able to anwser all the questions asked (to varying degrees)...tho, you don't store the info in your brain that long...just a few days...
464 with all three questions right. Like another poster said the more I get into a book the faster I think I get.
I got 535 and all 3 questions correct
741 and got all three questions correct.
You read 741 words per minute.
That makes you 196% faster than the national average
You read 532 words per minute.
That makes you 113% faster than the national average.
And I was pretty happy with my 22% faster! Presume the national average includes illiterate people?
holy crap my score is embarassing compared to all of you....
I am almost embarassed to post it up.... Almost!
134 WPM... I am slower than an 8th Grader...
168 second try and if it was not for knowing the story already I'd of had no chance at the questions.
But then I don't read as I cannot focus. Even reading that test, I find I am thinking of other things whilst reading and the questions are just a guess.
Laughs, don't worry, as bad as me then.
My trouble is I don't read story books, I lack focus. I read "facts" and I enjoy it, but only if I'm interesting in what I'm reading. (new graphics card perhaps)
But a story, I know I'm thinking of something else, as I'm reading it and then I think about thinking to read it.
Agreed... I dont read books/stories.... If you all want a laugh... I have been reading Peter Kay's "Sound of Laughter" since January 2012... I am still only on page 219... That is not every day and when I do it is about 3-4mins at a time.... But still bloody shocking.
Wow. You're really fast.
I got 474 wpm!
241 with one wrong whoop! i read books but ive always been slow, i tend to fall asleep reading them, even when im engrossed with one i like.
422 at my comfortable reading level, happy with that.
16,228, got all 3 right
You read 952 words per minute.
That makes you 466% faster than the national average.
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I don't know TBH . Is this a contest thread ? I read a couple of of books a week on Average now that I have the Kindle but have always been more interested taking in what I am reading than the speed I'm reading it at. But I can tell you while your congratulating yourselves on reading the fire exits procedures and escapes routes in a hotel at an above average rate we are the one's that use you as carpets on our escape route out of the danger . Survival wins over intelligence as there is more of us to get the job done but you are a help at the beginning of our journey.
789 words a minute with two correct answers.
Second attempt 651 words a minute with three correct answers. Must be getting old.
7,667 words per minute with three correct answers. That's better.
What speed do you read?
A page from Alice in Wonderland.
14,785 words per minute. Better. This is easy peasy.
Ooh, The Wizard of Oz! Easy.
You read 16,600 words per minute.
That makes you 6,540% faster than the national average.
Interestingly, I scored 474 first go when doing the test on a 47" TV (sitting about 6 feet away) and 792 when I redid the test on my laptop.
Its obvious it's easier to read text on the laptop, but I'd never have guessed at how much easier!
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