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keoloke
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:36:15 AM

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4:37 Savouring it.


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Metilda
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:45:43 AM

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4:39 for that piece.

On my computer I did this with an old (old) story I wrote - which was 6:22 for 1,000 words. I think that might be because it was heavy on the big-word side - and it was horridly written, so a lot of sentences made me re-read or slow down even more.


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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:31:27 AM

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I finally got a stopwatch and stopped trying to count on my fingers and toes and read more than the first word. :)

Final Time: 1:59

But then I've always been a quick reader. I can also speed read but I find I lose some of the details in the story doing it that way.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:24:08 PM

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Generally speaking, a minute per page (500 words).
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:37:14 PM

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Truly taking it all in and not just speed reading, about 4 minutes. I tend to be a speed reader so i often need to force myself to slow down and savor each word.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:37:32 PM

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2 mins 8 seconds, without really savoring it :)
Buz
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:14:43 PM

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I'm still fascinated that they got an elephant into the room. Wow! Can you imagine if it has to do #1 or worse #2? Who'd clean that up?

...about 4 minutes but I'm dyslexic and slightly intoxicated.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:01:11 AM

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2mins47seconds...but my english is bad and i stumble on words. would be closer to 5mins if i stopped and took it all in better Embarassed

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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:44:53 PM

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Buz wrote:
I'm still fascinated that they got an elephant into the room. Wow! Can you imagine if it has to do #1 or worse #2? Who'd clean that up?

...about 4 minutes but I'm dyslexic and slightly intoxicated.


For #1 a mop and #2 a flat shovel.

It would have to depend on how well written the thousand words were. Sometimes I'll read a passage twice or more if it turns me on. Many phrases are to be savored not just glossed over. Probably 4 or 5 minutes.Sword Fight
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 5:35:00 PM

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MadMartigan
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 5:44:17 PM

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Two minutes flat. My reading speed is generally 500 words/minute with enough depth to remember things.

Reading online, however, can strain my eyes and slow me down. My speed definitely picks up when I'm reading a book or a magazine.
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