I recently read an article published on the Huffington Post website titled How Quickly Can You Speed Read? (TEST) and was intrigued by the post because I've always wanted to learn how to speed read ever since college. I've never actually learned how to speed read though. In the article, the following statistics about speed reading were given:
According to Staples (the producer of the test), 3rd grade students read about 150 words per minute, average adults read about 300 words per minute, and college students read about 450 words per minute.Click on the above link to test your speed reading skills! Let us know how you scored on the speed reading test.
These numbers pale in comparison to the speediest reader ever, Anne Jones, who has won the World Speed Reading Championship six times! She apparently reads around 4700 words per minute!