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Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:27 am

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

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Postby Nebby » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:25 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.

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Nebby 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.

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby Nebby » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:21 pm

j.a.p.1440 wrote:
Nebby 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.

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats

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Postby Clyde Frog » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Nebby wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
Nebby 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.

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats


You don't max out on wpm?

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Nebby wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:
Nebby 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.

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats

Some speed readers do. I'm not saying that I plan on speed reading in law school when I start 1L this fall, I plan on taking my time. I ask out of sheer curiosity.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00 pm

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

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats


You don't max out on wpm?


I can go about 500-600 when I am fresh and really into what I'm reading. I'd say comprehension is at 80% though. So, I guess it's not the most ideal. I'm curious is any 3Ls can get up to that rate after lots of exposure to legal text. If we have to read roughly 300 pages per night, I'd hope as time goes on the reading gets easier.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby Nebby » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:38 pm

According to this I am at 270wpm

http://www.readingsoft.com/

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:59 am

Nebby wrote:According to this I am at 270wpm

http://www.readingsoft.com/


I'm at 229 lol. I knew I was slow, but damn.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby Nebby » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:57 am

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
Nebby wrote:According to this I am at 270wpm

http://www.readingsoft.com/


I'm at 229 lol. I knew I was slow, but damn.

We're both slow. Hasn't negatively affected me in life so you'll be good too

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:05 am

765. Although I can't claim spectacular retention at that speed, I suspect.

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Postby androstan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:31 pm

I got 563 and 100% of the questions (though most of them were trivially easy). I regularly got 100% on LSAT RC section so neither stunned nor surprised.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:05 pm

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

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats


You don't max out on wpm?


I can go about 500-600 when I am fresh and really into what I'm reading. I'd say comprehension is at 80% though. So, I guess it's not the most ideal. I'm curious is any 3Ls can get up to that rate after lots of exposure to legal text. If we have to read roughly 300 pages per night, I'd hope as time goes on the reading gets easier.


lol @ 300 pages/night.

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Postby suralin » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:56 pm

1089 @ 82%

sup

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:29 pm

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

Whatever speed allows you to comprehend and retain the substance of what is being read.

Yes, I know but how fast, on average, does a law student read? I'm asking more out of sheer curiosity and am not looking to hit a certain WPM because other students read at a given rate.

No one keeps these stats


You don't max out on wpm?


I can go about 500-600 when I am fresh and really into what I'm reading. I'd say comprehension is at 80% though. So, I guess it's not the most ideal. I'm curious is any 3Ls can get up to that rate after lots of exposure to legal text. If we have to read roughly 300 pages per night, I'd hope as time goes on the reading gets easier.


lol @ 300 pages/night.


Is that not accurate?

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:31 pm

suralin wrote:1089 @ 82%

sup


Damn girl!!

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:32 pm

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


Is that not accurate?


It is not

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Postby UVA2B » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:35 pm

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


Is that not accurate?


It is not


#cardozotho

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby dabigchina » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:59 pm

j.a.p.1440 wrote:
If we have to read roughly 300 pages per night,

wat?

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby ithrowds » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:07 pm

j.a.p.1440 wrote:Is that not accurate?


Can't tell if trolling or what

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:06 pm

ithrowds wrote:
j.a.p.1440 wrote:Is that not accurate?


Can't tell if trolling or what


That's a sincere question. My law school told me that there would be up 500 pages per night, but usually about 300. Is this some 0L scare tactic or is my school just that effing evil?

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:06 pm

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?

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby ughbugchugplug » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:08 pm

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

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby j.a.p.1440 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:24 pm

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.

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Re: Reading Rate (WPM) of law students

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm

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.


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