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Reading speed!
« on: July 19, 2007, 02:50:17 pm »
http://www.mindbluff.com/askread2.htm

I posted this link into the HP thread yesterday, and I figured since it wasn't HP related I should put it in another thread...

Anyway, I speed read naturally and I take in all the info. According to this, it's 450-500 words. Actually, it's 498, because I was two words away from the next highlighted section.



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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 02:51:56 pm »
I'm 250-300. Curse my slow brain.
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 03:06:45 pm »
There needs to be some kind of tests at the end to see if you actually did take it in...
I got 200-250.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 04:25:04 pm »
250-300...I'm pleased
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 05:03:07 pm »
You should be able to tell if you take it in or not. I find that if I try to read faster, i take in less, and I actually end up reading slower. Also, there's another piece of writing for the test. just change the 2 in the URL to a 1. I think it's some speech by kennedy..

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 08:14:27 pm »
I find that if I try to read faster, i take in less, and I actually end up reading slower.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 08:24:59 pm »
450
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 02:53:50 am »
About 400ish. I need to work on that.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 03:05:31 am »
i read all of it  about half a minute
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 04:15:01 am »
i read all of it  about half a minute

You're saying you read at about 2000 words a minute?

Wow...

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2007, 06:19:23 am »
More likely is that he just didn't do it properly.

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2007, 03:11:20 pm »
see i knew they would not believe me.
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2007, 08:34:00 pm »
I'm not saying it's impossible..but...DAMN! That's fast!

Just wondering, you don't happen to have a photographic memory, do you?

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2007, 08:35:07 pm »
no quite opposite

but i have been reading for as long as i can rember
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2007, 07:20:36 am »
If you can read that fast, it's surprising that you can't seem to write.
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2007, 08:02:28 am »
Beaten to that one.

You read between 550 - 600 words per minute. Highly efficient reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2007, 03:22:36 pm »
If you can read that fast, it's surprising that you can't seem to write.

your brain always try to read and wright at the same speed. not to mention it more physical then mental ;D
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2007, 10:47:07 am »
350 to 400. I'm surprised, I always thought of myself as a slow reader. I might have unconsciously cheated though, that would be typical.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2007, 12:23:11 pm »
Yeah, I'm the fastest reader I actually know. And I read more than most people I know, so that probably helps. But probably there are some people here on GS who read more quickly than I do.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2007, 12:44:35 pm »
I got 100-150 words per minute.

Not too shabby, I'm quite happy with that.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2007, 12:49:20 pm »
What? The great patman, barely able to read! I can't beleave it...

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2007, 12:51:20 pm »
What? The great patman, barely able to read! I can't beleave it...

I think he's reading a little more carefully than you were.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2007, 08:56:09 pm »
You read between 600 - 650 words per minute. Extremely efficient reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

You read between 500 - 550 words per minute. Very good reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

You read between 650 - 700 words per minute. Extremely efficient reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

Not bad, about what I was expecting to get. I think I was distracted for a second in the middle trial.

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2007, 08:54:18 am »
Well, i read Harry Potter 7 between 10 Am and 10 Pm.
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2007, 09:06:17 am »
And we care why?

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2007, 10:46:35 am »
And we care why?

Oh shut up Blitz.


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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2007, 02:59:59 pm »
See? Your worse. You were bragging about something we don't care about, and HelloWorld was saying something completely relevant to the topic.

you tell him, AW!

although, technically, HW would've been equally if not more relevant if he had posted in one of the numerous Harry Potter threads, but...I guess I just like nitpicking  :P

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2007, 04:55:00 am »
When I was Reading slowly and thinking about it I got 100-150 words per minute.  But when i read as fast as i could but still taking it all in I got 250-300 words per minute.



I got 100-150 words per minute.

Not too shabby, I'm quite happy with that.
If you were reading as fast as you could you may of got lower because of a little error in the timer, if you press  start twice it goes up in two's, if you press it 5 times it goes up in five's ect..

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2009, 09:03:03 am »
600-650.

But I wouldn't read like that normally.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2009, 12:55:32 pm »
Clearly, you skim far too much. Like when you read this:

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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2009, 01:07:26 pm »
POST AWAY!

This is with just grasping the bare essence.
You read between 600 - 650 words per minute. Extremely efficient reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

When I read more in detail.
You read between 450 - 500 words per minute. Well above average reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.


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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2009, 01:29:19 pm »
"You read between 600 - 650 words per minute. Extremely efficient reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read."

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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2009, 05:01:00 pm »
I got above average at 250-300 words a minute. Then again I usually don't measure my reading speed with how fast I can read in a minute but how fast I can read a book. To put it bluntly, on my first read through of Frankenstein I read the book in under three hours. I got the same time with Lord of the Flies, five hours with The Grapes of Wrath, and I read all of Atlas shrugged in a little over twelve hours. So yah, it's not about the words it's about the whole picture.
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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2009, 09:24:38 pm »
550-600 WPM.
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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2009, 01:08:35 am »
You read between 450 - 500 words per minute. Well above average reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2009, 04:54:48 am »
You read between 300 - 350 words per minute. Above-average reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.

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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2009, 08:50:33 am »
You read between 450 - 500 words per minute. Well above average reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2009, 04:08:03 pm »
Clearly, you skim far too much. Like when you read this:

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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2009, 08:24:26 am »
You read between 850 - 900 words per minute. Virtual Speed Reader. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2009, 08:32:28 am »
Of course you did.

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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2009, 10:56:53 am »
ARGH!!! DENSE BOOKS ARE DENSE!!! Man, it took me 6 hours to get through Huck Finn.
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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2009, 03:24:30 am »
Six 'ours? I reckin yer bustin yer pate over a powerful lot of obfuscation an' doubletalk from ole Messer Twain so I do.
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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2009, 07:31:26 am »
I tried it again and got the same score as last time!

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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2009, 08:50:10 am »
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You read between 200 - 250 words per minute. Average reading level. (The average rate is between 200 - 250 words per minute.) It is assumed that you did not skim the words nor fail to understand the meaning of what was read.


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Re: Reading speed!
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2009, 01:29:00 pm »
You read between 450 - 500 words per minute

I got above average at 250-300 words a minute. Then again I usually don't measure my reading speed with how fast I can read in a minute but how fast I can read a book. To put it bluntly, on my first read through of Frankenstein I read the book in under three hours. I got the same time with Lord of the Flies, five hours with The Grapes of Wrath, and I read all of Atlas shrugged in a little over twelve hours. So yah, it's not about the words it's about the whole picture.

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« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2009, 12:23:55 am »
Six 'ours? I reckin yer bustin yer pate over a powerful lot of obfuscation an' doubletalk from ole Messer Twain so I do.

Shut up. That book was denser than Pride and Prejudice!

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