Being a former Air Force brat, I've lived all over the country from places like Hawaii and California to Virginia and even Alabama (though I did still pull for the Vols while there, of course!). Because of this, I have had the privilege of going to a lot of different schools over the course of my educational career. Out in California, one of the classes we were required to take in middle school was a reading one. In addition to reading books and writing book reports, we were also taught how to speed up our reading rate. It really has proved to be quite useful to me both in college and beyond. But I never really knew how many words per minute I could read--that is until now.
Thanks to Missives Anonymous
, I found this Speed Reading Test
. Apprently, I read between 500 and 550 words per minute, assuming I didn't skim. I have to say I'm kind of impressed with myself. Though that does explain why it seems like when I find a book I'm really into, it just seems to fly by.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/30/2004 09:41:00 AM