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Speed Reading Practice Printout

Step One Mark start point in book. Step Two Read for 3 minutes and mark ending point. Step Three (optional for comprehension) Write down all important ideas. Step Four Calculate your wpm (words per minute) and comprehension %. Major Points (after reading) Major Points (complete search)

Calculate words per minute: (



wpl = average words per line lines = # of lines read in 3 minute period (count lines less than full as ) Words Per Minute = wpl x lines 3 minutes

Calculate comprehension %: (


#correct = # of ideas remembered correctly #wrong = # of ideas remembered incorrectly #search = total number of ideas found in full search Comprehension % for ____ wpm = #correct - #wrong #search