05/18/2012 03:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Quickly Do You Speed Read? (TEST)

In our browsing today, we came across this awesome post from Flavorwire with a quiz to determine how fast you can read.

How could we not take it? Our speeds were above average (phew!). According to Staples (the producer of the test), 3rd grade students read about 150 words per minute, average adults read about 300 words per minute, and college students read about 450 words per minute.

These numbers pale in comparison to the speediest reader ever, Anne Jones, who has won the World Speed Reading Championship six times! She apparently reads around 4700 words per minute!

Care to take the test? Click the link below. But be careful not to skim or just automatically click that you're done. There will be a short quiz administered at the end to make sure you actually read the material. Good luck, and let us know your reading speed in the comments!

Source: Staples eReader Department