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What's your reading speed?
« on: April 18, 2013, 03:19 PM »
How fast do you read NOW and how long would it take you to read War and Peace or The Color Purple or Alice in Wonderland?

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Offline Bevallen

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 02:35 AM »
That was interesting, but not very accurate imo. I know I read faster on screen than I do on paper. This test said I was reading 366 words a minute, but I know I am slower when its a "real" book.
The best thing about a kindle etc is being able to increase the font size, the bigger the font, the easier it is to read a paragraph at a glance.
 
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Offline Gus

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 02:41 AM »
I actually read faster on paper...
I got 208 words a minute. I'm quite happy with that. I know that I read almost twice as fast in french, wich is my mother tongue.   ^-^
 
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Offline ninjumper

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 09:03 AM »
298 words per minute :)
 
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Offline Gus

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 09:12 AM »
That's pretty good too !   :)
 
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Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 12:36 PM »
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That was interesting, but not very accurate imo. I know I read faster on screen than I do on paper. This test said I was reading 366 words a minute, but I know I am slower when its a "real" book.
The best thing about a kindle etc is being able to increase the font size, the bigger the font, the easier it is to read a paragraph at a glance.

Now see mine came pretty close.  The speed is my general read for pleasure speed. 

 I can read Alice in Wonderland in an hour.  I slowed down when I read Lucian and the Tattooed Tribe but I was reading differently.  That's why I emailed you at 6 am my time to complain... [ahem.. you know the word I was going to use] that I had NO sleep that night.  I started it at midnight and finished it at 5 am. but I reread parts also because I enjoyed them.

In general our speed varies depending on what task you are doing and why you are reading plus the content and style of the book.   I read a book by Robert H. Eisenman about James the Brother of Christ very differently than I do about Jabin. 

We do read at different speeds on electronic devices vs hard copy but we have different techniques for reading on both.  Our eyes scan differently.  Mine tracks pretty much the same but I had to teach myself to track and comprehend the same.   Studies showed that we actually retain less if we are reading on an electronic device.  We have to teach ourselves how to retrain and to track in a different way to do so.

What speed reading classes do is teach a method of reading that can be applied to both to speed up your reading.  I put this up because some had asked about speed reading.

I will say I do read very different with most British writers.  I have to read everything carefully.  I have to slow down while reading them because the content is not just to set the scene, the content may play a very important part of the book.  The mysteries drive me nuts.  I can't read Reginald Hill the same way I read Robert Crais.  I have to slow down for Hill.

 
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Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 04:53 AM »
I took the test and I got 575 words per minute. Now according to my ereader, I'm averaging 404wpm.  ???
 
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Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 06:48 AM »
I just took that test. It said I read 737wpm. I changed the setting to read 15 paragraphs rather than 3 to get more accurate (supposedly).

I missed 1 of the questions too.

For me there are to many variables when I am reading and what I am reading for that to be accurate across the board. I was taught speed reading as a child and its just how I read, I can't turn it off. Lol but I hate it too bc i will sometimes get 3 pages in and have to go back and reread them bc I missed something important.

If I read the books I love and its for pleasure my reading is much faster than say a textbook or a self help book..lol
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Offline vivi_ha

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 11:04 AM »
303 wpm.. But I have to say that English is not my first language. I probably read a lot faster in Portuguese...
 
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Offline GG drypen!

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 11:15 AM »
1639 with 100% accuracy. I'm a speed reader.

I do have to increase text and things to read. I really am pretty blind in the -800's for vision. I have to increase the size on my Kindle as well but turning it to landscape helps. I still am turning pages pretty quick.

I go slower when I'm editing for the obvious reasons lol.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 11:18 AM by drypen »
 
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Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 11:24 AM »
I am really slow I'm averaging at 111 per Minute
 
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Offline cavey

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 08:34 PM »
You read 1,896words per minute.
That makes you 658% fasterthan the national average.
If you maintained this reading speed, you could read
•   War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy in 5 hours and 10 minutes


Edirted to add,  I know I start a books  trying to read slowly  but by the end I am speed reading    I can't help it      Trying to reald slowly  I finished game of thrones in 2 hours   hence my husands gratitude in my purchasing a kobo   he no lonher has to build or buy book cases ( as often  I still have tree books everywhere) 
« Last Edit: May 20, 2013, 08:38 PM by cavey »
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 
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Offline Gus

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 10:23 PM »
Wow ! Now that's fast !  :o
 

Offline ninjumper

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 10:19 PM »
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I am really slow I'm averaging at 111 per Minute
don't worry, we are new books or English is not our language.
These people eat and drink books that shouldn't feel Slow if You read books
 

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Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:31 PM »
i'm at 520
 

Offline aknagyerla

Re: What's your reading speed?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2013, 02:10 PM »
297 :D
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