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Interesting facts about reading

Interesting facts about reading

When reading the eyes of the reader, looking at different letters, convey a different image, but the brain still combines them into one.

During traditional reading the 1/6 of the time spent is lost due to regressive eye movements

The average person reads less than one book per year.

Each year 360,000 new books produced in English only.

An average American college graduate reads only 5 books in his life after graduation.

The human eye with average reading skills make 12-16 stops on a book line, when with fast reading skills 4-2 stops.

Gorky was reading at four thousand words a minute.

Napolean read at a speed of two thousand words a minute.

John F. Kennedy was a proponent of speed reading and encouraged his staff to take lessons.

T. Edison could simultaneously read 2-3 lines, memorizing the text of whole pages due to maximum concentration.

Balzac read a novel of two hundred pages in half an hour.

"A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others."

Reading Speed

Poor .......... 150

Average .......... 300

Words Per Minute

Fast .......... 600

Excellent ........... 800

Level of understanding in the traditional reading is 60%, in the rapid reading - 80%.

5% of people read very slowly 180-220 words per minute.

The human's eyes, with average reading skills, make 12-16 stops on the book row, and the one's, who is reading quickly 2-4 stops

The fatigability of the eye is less during fast reading than it is while you're reading slowly.

Interesting facts about reading

shared by rushessay on Dec 12, 2011 in Education

Interesting facts about reading

shared by rushessay on Dec 12, 2011 in Education


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