Testing Reading Comprehension

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This Demonstration tests reading comprehension by flashing words from a passage of Alice in Wonderland at a fixed speed. The average reading speed is about 250 words per minute (wpm) [1]. You can choose settings for light colors and text size, which are among various options that affect reading speed.

Contributed by: Jonathan Lu (March 2020)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2019–2020, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.


[1] M. Seidenberg, "Sorry, But Speed Reading Won't Help You Read More," Wired, (Jan 24, 2017). www.wired.com/2017/01/make-resolution-read-speed-reading-wont-help.

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