Words per Minute


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Words per Minute

The number of words of dictation a person can type in one minute. Maintaining a high WPM rate is an important clerical skill for persons who are expected to type or retype documents.
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Regarding the speech rate of stutters adults' spontaneous speech, the delay in auditory feedback had not significant effect on flows of syllables and words per minute.
A reasonable goal for second language learners who are reading material that contains no unknown vocabulary or grammar and that has easy content is around 250 words per minute.
And although Guerrero hasn't yet approached 170 words per minute, he has dramatically improved his abilities on the computer.
Students who received at least two lessons per week (n=17) improved on average by three correct words per minute per week.
minium, Janice Beard: 45 Words Per Minute and Love, Honour and Obey,
Using Dasher, people could write up to 25 words per minute, compared with only 15 words per minute using an on-screen keyboard.
In the back row, Ronnie Pingleton records his count - an average of 150 words per minute - onto a graph.
You can dictate up to 160 words per minute, and the program has a vocabulary of more than 250,000 standard and business terms.
Add to this mix a narrator who speaks at the rate of about three words per minute, and bingo, you've filled your air-time.
In less than a two month period, that girl went from reading 40 words per minute with 80% accuracy, to reading 158 words per minute with 98% accuracy.
LIGHTNING fingered Stella Pajunas managed to type an incredible 216 words per minute on an IBM machine in Chicago.