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At What Speed Do You Read?

Staples, of all places, came out with this cool little test to see how many words a minute you read. See how you do!

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Source: Staples eReader Department

I think it’s a smidge disengenuous because it tells you to read at your normal speed, then clocks you against speed readers (as well as the national average), but I LOVE the part at the end that estimates how quickly you’d finish various books. It estimated I’d read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in less than 3 hours (at 455 words per minute), and I’m pretty sure I did!

How fast do you read? I know I’m slower on some kinds of stories; other ones speed me up because they’re so much fun!

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How Quickly Do You Read? Take the Test!

Fun little test here to see how quickly you read (and there’s a vital comprehension part to ensure you aren’t skimming and cheating).

Mine was pretty quick, in the 575 words per minute range, which was faster than I’d expected! Supposedly at that rate I could read all of War & Peace in just over 17 hours–hard to believe, really. (But could I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in two and a half? Bet your bottom dollar. In fact, I might’ve…)

Plus it tells you how many books you could read on an ereader without recharging. Clever.

Fun and quick. How do you rank?

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