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Take a look at the table below. It compares approximate reading rates based on different reader speeds. You will notice that significant amounts of time can be saved by learning to read faster, and more efficiently.

Reading Times Based on a 300 Page Book at Various Reading Speeds
  • Reading Speed
  • Total Reading Time
  • Time Saved
  • 180 wpm (Poor Reader)
  • 12 hours
  • 220 wpm (Average Reader)
  • 10 hours
  • 2 hours
  • 360 wpm (Above Average Reader)
  • 6 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 440 wpm (Speed Reader)
  • 5 hours
  • 7 hours
  • 880 wpm (Advanced Speed Reader)
  • 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • 10 hours, 30 minutes
From an average of half a day, you can cut down your reading time to just 2 and a half hours. Better yet, you’ll understand what you read much faster and better. For more examples, take a look at the table below. It lists approximate reading rates for popular books in your category. Check the “Me” row for your reading speeds.