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# How good a reader you are ?

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10 Dec 2006, 00:56
Ever wondered how fast you read and what is your comprehension /retention rate ?

Check this out and post your results :

Mine is 273 words/minute with 83% comprehension/retention. Clearly, I'm an average reader.

Recommended reading speed for GMAT is 400 WPM with at least 80% comprehension/retention.
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10 Dec 2006, 01:10
me too an average reader with 82% retention and 180 wpm
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10 Dec 2006, 05:17
Hi,

Thanks for the link. This was interesting. Average too. 231 wpm with 91% retention.
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10 Dec 2006, 06:30
260 wpm at 75 % efficiency
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10 Dec 2006, 16:36
Interesting.....251 wpm 100%
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11 Dec 2006, 01:08
For what it's worth.

373 wpm at 91% efficiency.
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20 Jul 2008, 09:30
oh no
I read very slowly at the computer. And if not reading outloud or mumbling, then it's like i'm reading at a computer as well.

I really have to improve
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20 Jul 2008, 11:05
I am a average reader: 272WPM with 73% efficiency. I tried a lot to do visual reading but that lacks efficiency.

Any good input to increase upto 400WPM? Good site. Thanks
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20 Jul 2008, 14:44
Interesting!
My results: 272/82%. Nothing great here...
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20 Jul 2008, 15:17
cool link. i clocked in at 284 wpm with 82% efficiency
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20 Jul 2008, 16:32
387 wpm with 82% comprehension I'm a dork when it comes to reading though.
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20 Jul 2008, 19:24
oh gr8.....this is a interstng link....and many thanks...................
I ma also a very average reader of 180 wpm and 75% effiency
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21 Jul 2008, 07:26
For what it is worth, mine came out to be 291wpm (91% comprehension).
Re: How good a reader you are ?   [#permalink] 21 Jul 2008, 07:26
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