Reading Speed Test

The standard measure of your reading speed is words per minute (WPM). It's calculated by timing how long you spend reading a text (in minutes) and by dividing that value by the count of words in text.

You can measure that value yourself with a stopwatch in hand but it's easier to use this free tool we prepared for you.

How to use this test?

  1. Take a few deep breaths to improve your focus.
  2. Click the Start button.
  3. Read the whole text.
  4. Click the Done Reading button.
  5. See speed result in WPM.
  6. Optionally, also check your comprehension by answering a few questions about the text.
  7. Download Outread for iPhone, iPad and Mac to improve your speed, comprehension, and more.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was already famous for being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. But in 1937, determined to be the first woman to fly around the world and with Fred Noonan as her navigator, Earhart took off from Miami, Florida. She got as far as New Guinea in the South Pacific, intending to fly to Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean the next morning. But after they took off from New Guinea, they disappeared. Neither Earhart nor Noonan were ever heard from again, and they were presumed dead. The official investigation concluded that their plane crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. No remains were ever found. But in 2017, a mysterious photograph was discovered in an old file in the National Archives, suggesting that the aviator and her navigator had, in fact, survived the crash. The photo, which experts have declared to be both legitimate and undoctored, is said to show both Earhart and Noonan. An investigative team working for the History Channel suggested that the photo may have been taken "by someone who was spying for the U.S. on Japanese military activity in the Pacific." The Japanese government, contacted for a statement, indicated that they had no record of Earhart or Noonan ever having been taken prisoner. Did Earhart and Noonan survive? If they did, why wouldn’t they have made some attempt to contact friends or family back home? Even if it does turn out that the flying duo survived their crash, the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart is far from over.