The average person’s reading speed is slower than commonly thought

The average person’s reading speed is slower than commonly thought

That’s going by the findings of a new review, which has looked at almost 200 studies of reading rates published over the past century to come up with an overall estimate for how quickly we read. Brysbaert searched for all studies measuring reading rates in participants aged between 17 and 60 and in languages that use the Latin alphabet. The average reading rate across all these studies turned out to be just 238 wpm – much slower than the popular 300 wpm estimate.

Source: digest.bps.org.uk

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