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Reading Speed Calculator

The Reading Speed Calculator is a free tool for readers who want to test their reading speed. Use the calculator to test your reading speed in words per minute.

Last update: January 11, 2024

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
- 1984, George Orwell

What Is Reading Speed Calculator?

Reading Speed Calculator is a free tool that helps readers to test their reading speed. The Reading Speed Calculator shows how many words can get read per minute. It calculates from the sample texts and reading time.

How To Use Reading Speed Calculator?

Begin by clicking the start button. Then read the paragraph of text below it. Click the calculate button once you have finished reading the text. The Reading Speed calculator will then show you your reading speed in words per minute. You can retest your reading speed on a different paragraph of text by clicking the reset button.

How To Calculate Reading Speed?

Divide the number of words in a text by the time it takes to read it in seconds. Multiply that result by 60. For example, if a text has 55 words and you can read it in 20 seconds, multiply that by 60 to get your speed (165 words per minute).