An American Editor

March 13, 2012

Worth Noting: How Fast Do You Read?

Filed under: Worth Noting — americaneditor @ 4:00 am

Staples, the office supply store, has an online test, which is found here. I do not know how accurate it is, but it is interesting, nonetheless. After reading the material, you are asked three questions about it. The purpose of the questions is to verify that you actually did read the material; it has no bearing on the results.

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  1. Yup, I found the test pretty worthless, too. If everyone gets the same first sample, for instance, I wonder why one of the questions was not: “And did you notice the glaring reversed apostrophe error?” And what ‘reading’ speed is being tested: recreational, studious, copy editing, content editing, etc? I checked out several pieces for interest and found that I knew the books they had been taken from so well that I could have answered all questions after the first line or two had identified the work for me. Best wishes. Neil


    Comment by neilmarr — March 13, 2012 @ 4:19 am | Reply

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