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How fast do you read? WPM!

  1. Dec 1, 2013 #1

    This site offers a test so that you can get an estimation of how fast you read!

    Apparently the world champion of speed reading can read 4700 wpm, I think that person has a photographic memory or something.

    So how fast did you read? I got 200 at first lol, then 450 when I put a bit of pressure on myself. I'd be interested seeing what the smart people of physics forum got.

    Have a nice day :)
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  3. Dec 1, 2013 #2
    I managed to get 785... I dont know how accurate the test is but apparently thats pretty good haha:)
  4. Dec 1, 2013 #3
    Wow that's awesome! Do you sub-vocalize while you read? Tell me yer secrets!
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    201. I had to reread many sentences as my English is so weak that they didn't sound grammatically correct sentences while of course they were.
    I understood almost nothing of the text. :/
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    283 per minute, rather slower than if the text had been in Norwegian, I think.
  7. Dec 1, 2013 #6
    I got 345. Apparently, I'm slower than most people in my grade. :rofl:
  8. Dec 1, 2013 #7
    Honestly reading quickly comes from reading a lot more often, you start to pick up ways your own ways to read faster( one trick I use that I think works for only me or some other people Is when I'm reading I usually plug in words which I think the author is going to use after another word... Its complicated but it works haha:] ). The only big problem of mine though is when I think of something during reading and it ends up distracting me and I have to reread the page.

    A couple tips, read often and be in a quiet environment it helps you focus a lot better and thus helps you read a bit faster.

    :) practice, practice, practice thats the key to anything.
  9. Dec 1, 2013 #8
    I got 386 which is apparently slower than most college graduates.
  10. Dec 1, 2013 #9
    You read 1,548 words per minute.
    That makes you 519% faster than the national average.

    Hooked on phonics
  11. Dec 1, 2013 #10
    What in the hell how thats unreal !
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    You read 832 words per minute.
    That makes you 233% faster than the national average.

    (I've actually been feeling relatively cognitively impaired of late owing to a chronic condition - a few months back I could've done much better).
  13. Dec 2, 2013 #12
    I got 261 WPM. I'm as fast as an 8th grader. =)
  14. Dec 2, 2013 #13
    545 wpm
    Not true. I can and have read Sorcerer's Stone in 1h 27min. I am getting slower...
    EDIT: there seems to be another test after that...1345 wpm alice in the wonderland I have read the page a hundred times.
  15. Dec 2, 2013 #14
    10 words per minute.
  16. Dec 2, 2013 #15
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    You read 312 words per minute.
    That makes you 25% faster than the national average.

    I could have read more than 100 words if it were not meant for understanding it.

    :) Faster than average adults hahah
  18. Dec 2, 2013 #17
    Not really. I retook the test. The second time, I got a different result. It happened to be the same passage.

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    According to their chart speed readers do 1500 so that's apparently typical for people who practice.

    I got 821 but have to admit that I was a little hesitant about the questions they asked me at the end!
  20. Dec 2, 2013 #19
    How do they do it? Like speed readers must just snapshot the page in their mind haha!
  21. Dec 2, 2013 #20
    So what do different results mean?

    Do they have anything to do, for example, with the ability to understand complex abstract theories. to understand complex mathematics??
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    I first took this test yesterday (I think) and scored about 400. Just now I scored 283 :redface:.

    At this rate, I'll be like a third grader tomorrow. Two days after that I'll be an amoeba.
  23. Dec 2, 2013 #22
    Let's face it, life as an amoeba would be pretty frickin cool ;)
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    So true, so true :biggrin:.
  25. Dec 2, 2013 #24
    "You read 370 words per minute.
    That makes you 48% faster than the national average."
  26. Dec 2, 2013 #25
    Amoebae don't have finals to worry about. :tongue:
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