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How Important Is Reading Speed?

How Important Is Reading Speed?

Reading speed determines how fast you can access information. So reading fast helps you access information more quickly, helping you stay on top of the information that your success depends on. Reading is an important skill that helps you access information. However, reading at a leisurely pace may not be practicable.  As a student awaiting […]

How Can I Learn To Read Faster?

How Can I Learn To Read Faster?

To increase speed while reading, scan through the text before reading. You also need to avoid habits like subvocalization, re-reading sentences, and reading all the words that slow down your reading. Additionally, set goals, practice daily and improve vocabulary to master speed reading.  Skimming a blog post, browsing through books, or going through paperwork is […]

Average Reading Speed by Age - Are You Fast Enough?

Average Reading Speed by Age – Are You Fast Enough?

The average reading rates for kids in grades 1-6 are between 80  and 185 words per minute (wpm). Teens have an average reading speed of 195 to 204 wpm. For college-aged adults, the average reading speed is between 200 and 300 words per minute. This speed declines steadily with age. Did you know that reading […]

How Long Does It Take To Increase Your Reading Speed?

How Long Does It Take To Increase Your Reading Speed?

You can increase your reading speed in hours, days, weeks, or years. The average person can read 150 – 250 words per minute (wpm), but an effective reader can read more than 400 wpm.  You can increase your reading speed faster if you increase your learning speed, take online courses, eliminate distractions, and practice daily.  […]

What Is the Average Reading Speed? (& How You Can Improve Your Own)

Many resources indicate that the average reading speed of most adults is around 200 to 250 words per minute, which translates to two minutes per page. College students, probably because they must practice reading, move that pace up a notch to about 300 words per minute.  Admittedly, not everyone can read fast and hit the […]

Previewing For Comprehension

Previewing For Comprehension

One common myth is that one must read everything they encounter in strict sequential order. With the exception of fiction, most informational text should not be ready from beginning to end. When reading most informational material (blogs, non-fiction, textbooks, work related material, etc.), we can unburden ourselves from strict sequence and leverage reading things out […]