How fast do you read? Do you read faster than the national average? Do you read faster than top performing university students? Do you care? Check your reading speed on this fun interactive infographic and compare it to the national average.
Source: Staples eReader Department
Honestly, I’ve not given much thought about reading speed in a long time. When reading for pleasure, it doesn’t even feel like reading. It seems more like watching a movie in my head, and the sensation of the page or mechanics of reading fade away.
Most of my reading these days is out-loud to our daughter before bed. I’ve read to her nightly since she was a baby. Once she turned four I started intentionally reading books with little to no pictures, mostly old classics. I hope (and believe I have) instilled my love of books in her.
Speed, of course, takes second place to “performance” when I read to her. Yeah, I’m a ham. She tends to prefer I not “do voices” for the different characters, but I do find being able to speed up the pace during certain parts of the story builds excitement.
Have you taken the reading test above? While it said I read at 675 words per minute, and got all the questions correct… I’m certain I don’t read nearly that fast normally though. How fast did it say you read? Does reading fast matter to you?
Note: This reading test was provided by Staples, but I’m not sharing it for any commercial purpose, and was in no way compensated for this post. I just thought you might find it interesting, and maybe a little bit fun. Careful, it may bring out your competitive side.
Do you read often? What do you read, and on what do you read it (e.g. paper, Kindle, Nook, iPad…)