Asked • 07/29/19

"[x] minutes to read?" How do they calculate that?

I've noticed a lot of platforms (blogs and such) list how long they estimate for a specific essay/post/article to take for the average reader. **How is this calculated?** I always read fast, so I can't just time myself -- plus, if adding a time-estimate to my *own* works, I'm going to know what I mean to say, and my reading-speed will be pretty fast. (But if I'm actually confusing and making a lot of assumptions, no matter how short it is, a not-me reader will take much longer.) Is there a standard bot everyone submits to, or some other resource/calculation?

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