27/3/2019 0 Comments
Let's look at the hard cold data:
Words per minute, commonly abbreviated wpm (sometimes uppercased WPM), is a measure of words processed in a minute, often used as a measurement of the speed of typing, reading or Morse code sending and receiving.
Research done in 2012 measured the speed at which subjects read a text aloud, and found the average speed for English was 228±30 words per minute.
While proofreading materials, people are able to read English at 200 wpm.
SPEECH & LISTENING
Audiobooks are recommended to be 150–160 words per minute, which is the range that people comfortably hear and vocalize words.
Slide presentations tend to be closer to 100–125 wpm for a comfortable pace.