Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby Greenteachurro » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:47 pm

j.a.p.1440 wrote:How fast should a law student be able to read? I mean that in terms of word per minute read on average.


Can do 550 according to readings soft. But I usually slow way down for dense/complicated text.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:50 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
lol @ 300 pages/night.


Is that not accurate?


It is not


How much did you have on average?


50-60 probably. Still takes a while while you're still learning how to read cases


What the..? Why would they tell 300-500? 50-60 seem like nothing.


It's just a completely different type of reading than you're thinking of. This is a bit of an extreme example, but look through this case and flag all the terms you're not familiar with. Then, imagine there's a chance you'll get grilled on very fine points in front of 100 people the next day. For a more modern example, go through the same exercise with this (skip the syllabus).

e. That being said, I think the amount of work needed to do well in law school is somewhat overstated.


I can see how this would take longer to read. Many definitions to look up and plenty of disparate facts to piece together. This kind of reminds me of my first year Econ classes--albeit not this cumbersome of a process to read.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby ithrowds » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:50 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
lol @ 300 pages/night.


Is that not accurate?


It is not


How much did you have on average?


50-60 probably. Still takes a while while you're still learning how to read cases


What the..? Why would they tell 300-500? 50-60 seem like nothing.


It's just a completely different type of reading than you're thinking of. This is a bit of an extreme example, but look through this case and flag all the terms you're not familiar with. Then, imagine there's a chance you'll get grilled on very fine points in front of 100 people the next day. For a more modern example, go through the same exercise with this (skip the syllabus).

e. That being said, I think the amount of work needed to do well in law school is somewhat overstated.


Quimbee :lol:

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:52 pm

Greenteachurro wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:How fast should a law student be able to read? I mean that in terms of word per minute read on average.


Can do 550 according to readings soft. But I usually slow way down for dense/complicated text.


If I'm reading fiction, I can go up to 800; if I'm reading a textbook, 300-400; but a super dense, cryptic piece of text, probably more like 150-250 mostly due to all the regressions I must make to understand what I am reading.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby ughbugchugplug » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:49 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
ughbugchugplug wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
lol @ 300 pages/night.


Is that not accurate?


It is not


How much did you have on average?


50-60 probably. Still takes a while while you're still learning how to read cases


What the..? Why would they tell 300-500? 50-60 seem like nothing.


It's just a completely different type of reading than you're thinking of. This is a bit of an extreme example, but look through this case and flag all the terms you're not familiar with. Then, imagine there's a chance you'll get grilled on very fine points in front of 100 people the next day. For a more modern example, go through the same exercise with this (skip the syllabus).

e. That being said, I think the amount of work needed to do well in law school is somewhat overstated.


Yeah, this is right. Law school is hard because of the abilities of your classmates


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