How long do you read for in a single day and many pages do you read per hour? I'm setting a goal for myself to read for longer periods of time and at a faster speed and I want to set a realistic goal.
I prefer to take my time, read closely, weigh each word, each sentence, etc., ask questions, and so on, which generally puts me at a pace of about 30-40 pages an hour. If I'm speed reading, it would probably be several times that number, but honestly, why read anything that you're not completely interested in? If it's for school, I would think that a good rate of knowledge retention would similarly necessitate a more slow, deliberate approach. I'm a full-time college student, so I'll generally read for about eight hours a day, but rarely all in one sitting.
Oh, yeah, I understand--a relative has that, and sitting still for any extended duration, let alone reading, is basically inconceivable for him. They say it gets better with age, though; you could also try medication, but I don't have any advice where that is concerned. Good luck, anyways.
Depends. I like to read books over the span of one week, two weeks for the big ones. I look at how many pages the book has, and then divide it by seven. Usually it's forty to fifty pages per book, and I like to read two at a time. Normally about an hour to an hour and a half per day unless it's really dense.
You shouldn't read faster if you are not ready. There is a limit to which the words will just be a collection of letters and when asked to recall you will not be able to remember anything.
Regular genre fiction can be about 30-60 sec per page, while lit fic and non-fic can be about a bit longer and philosophy books can take twice as long.
In reading speed is not everything but as long as you keep doing it and keep pushing the boundaries between active reading and understanding you will get better. Because there is such a thing as lazy reading.
The most important thing is not how fast you can do it but for how long.
I read about 20-35 pages an hour depending upon what I'm reading and how long the pages are. I try to read at least 50 pages a day for at least an hour and a half and I generally don't have problems with that even though I average more.
I'm reading The Iliad and The Holy Bible. The Iliad I read 1 book at a time (15~50 pages), takes me 1~2hours (I read all notes in each page), and The Bible I read around 5~10 chapters. But I could apply myself even more, when I wasn't home and had nothing to do I would like 100 pages straight for like 4 hours.
I usually don't like to read more than a chapter of any one thing in a day. this way I can read a number of things at once. grad school doesn't always accommodate this, but it is my preference. I always end on a chapter, though.