Cool. 833 words per minute. Wish you'd posted it before I cracked the bottle of red, because I reckon we're both going to get pasted when some of the JB regulars try this out. I attribute success to the amount of BS I am expected to read at work. The weasel words and dodgy spelling all blend together after a while but there's the odd sentence you have to take notice of...
Last edited by Worrals in the wilds; 23rd May 2012 at 08:17.
438, which to me seems slightly low. But the written piece, I felt didn't flow well. I was always a quite a fast reader. I remember picking up a book on speed reading once. I read the relevant paragraph and timed it. 'By the time you finish this book', the next paragraph informed me cheefully, 'you'll be able to read that paragraph in two minutes.' As I'd read it in less time than that the book remained on the shelf.
Speedreading seems like a good idea until you spend 40 quid on a fat hardback and finish it in two sittings.
611 3 correct but as Fox3 said, you read slower when you know there are going to be questions.
I read very differently depending on what the purpose is. Reading a lightweight novel (e.g. Dick Francis) I will sometimes read a page in a couple of seconds. I could not answer questions on every detail but get enough to keep the thread of the story. At the other end of the scale, proof-reading a draft copy of a new Ops Manual in a previous job, I voiced each sentence in my head (and sometimes out loud) to make sure it read well and made sense.
I think the speed that I read lightweight stuff makes eReaders very frustrating, as the pages seem to only hold half as much as a book page, and you only see one at a time (where I scan the two pages of an open novel in 3 or 4 seconds)
Edit - just went back to the page, and was looking at the scroll bar at the bottom to compare your speed. In case you didn't look, it goes as far as 1500 wpm (Speed reader) but then as you scroll right there is a huge gap - finally an entry at 4700 wpm, World Speed Reading Champion !!!!
A bit slower than when I did a speedreading course long ago in degree studying days. Back then I managed Steinbeck's "The Pearl" in 35 minutes and ended the course by reading "The Life of Ghandi" in under an hour with >80% comprehension. I'm pleased I can still manage to speed-read a bit, despite Mrs BS's allegations of advancing senility. . .