||Recommended Rate Range
||1. Analytical cal reading (legal documents, persuasive essays)
||To analyze information for inference, language, tone, bias; to evaluate
logic and writer's craft.
||Usually the slowest rate. Varies with complexity of material. May
require more than one reading.
||2. Study reading (textbooks)
||To learn, synthesize, and retain information; gaining complete
understanding of text material.
||Rate varies with amount to be learned and type of material.
||3. General reading (newspapers, magazines, novels)
||To read as a leisure-time activity for pleasure and general information.
||Rate varies with material, purpose, and familiarity.
||4. Skimming (initial research)
||To get a general idea of the material and some details; to get a mental
outline of material's organization.
||Can be twice as fast as general reading rate.
||5. Scanning (phone numbers, airline schedules)
||To locate specific information and answer questions as quickly as
||Fastest rate with no specific wpm determined.