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How fast can you read?
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:01:53 am »

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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 01:28:49 am »
That's interesting, but what these people forego is that usually the most used way of reading a text is so called'skimming' ie reading in one sweep from top left to bottom right and extracting the info. Also, I can't exactly say this gives me less stress when reading, cause I can't read at my own tempo.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 02:52:54 am »
I think it helps me. I just wish there was a Chrome Extension for this.
Also, when I read, there is a little voice inside my head that processes everything. According to research this voice isn't yours until you've realized the voice in your head sounds nothing like you. Anyway, when I use Spritz @ 400 WPM or higher, my little voice has some trouble keeping up. 450 WPM or higher and I start to miss words.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 08:49:29 am »
Well, at 700 words per minute (in French), I miss about 5% of words but I still get all the information  ;D
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 10:03:54 pm »
I find it hard to follow when there are large words. My peripheral vision is not used to being focused like that. I might get everything on a smaller screen, tho.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 10:05:08 pm »
I started to skip words at 450 wpm
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 10:13:11 pm »
Same here. :walrii:
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 04:38:35 am »
I found 700wpm to be easier than 500wpm. It's hard to retain the information when it's presented at this high speed but I get the main point.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2016, 04:55:56 am »
I can read 700 wpm, understanding it, but missing a few words. 550 is max I can do without missing anything, I think.

I wonder if I could port this to the CE or the CSE... :P
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2016, 05:13:04 am »
The placement of the center letter is how this method works. While I'm sure their algorithm behind that is what they're protecting, a less computationally-intensive calculator version can be done.
[edit] you can probably just approximately center it and get a very similar result.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 05:35:34 am »
What would be better is if the next word only showed up once you pressed a key, with an option to show multiple words at once. Once the timer runs out it would calculate how fast exactly you have read.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 05:59:25 am »
[edit] you can probably just approximately center it and get a very similar result.
Thats what I was thinking. The problem would be making a font that large, though.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 08:26:09 am »
What would be better is if the next word only showed up once you pressed a key, with an option to show multiple words at once. Once the timer runs out it would calculate how fast exactly you have read.
Yeah, except this isn't really a fast reading test, but more a demo of a new reading system developed by some company.
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 03:04:16 pm »
Yeah, the topic title is a bit misleading. :P
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Re: How fast can you read?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2016, 05:16:22 pm »
On the same topic, there's an app for this(I got it as an app of the week or something like that)
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