Words To Time Converter
Accurately estimate talk time for presentations, speeches and voice-over scripts!
|Silent Reading Time|
|Word Count||Char Count|
Words per Minute:
|100 wpm||183 wpm||260 wpm|
Does This Free Tool Convert Words To Time?
Yes, this tool essentially converts words to time by estimating speech time for texts of all lengths. This is ideal for people who want to calculate talk time for presentations, speeches and voice-over scripts beforehand
How Do I Use This Words To Time Tool?
- If you know the number of words, enter this amount in number format into the text area OR if you have a body of text, just copy and paste this onto the text area.
- The tool will automatically calculate the Talk Time based on your input. The default Talk Time estimate is based on an oral reading rate of 183 words per minute; which is considered to be the accepted average for adults according to scientific research. Silent Reading Time is estimated based on a fixed reading speed of 238 words per minute.
- Drag the slider to change the words per minute value to see corresponding Talk Time estimates. This will not have an effect on the Silent Reading Time estimate as the reading rate is fixed at 238 words per minute. Slow, Average and Fast reading rates have been denoted in the above table for guidance.
- Press the 'clear text' button to empty the text area and reset the slider to its default value of 183.
Is 183 Words Per Minute An Accurate Measure Of Oral Reading Speed?
Yes, based on a paper published by Marc Brysbaert, the average speed for reading aloud is estimated to be 183 words per minute for adults. This value is based on 77 studies involving 5965 participants. The paper further states that reading rates are lower for older adults, children and readers with English as a second language.
What Is Read Time?
Read time is the time taken for an average person to silently read a piece of text while maintaining reading comprehension. Based on the meta-analysis of 100's of studies involving over 18000 participants, the average silent reading speed for an adult individual has been estimated to be approximately 238 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019).
The reading time of a piece of text can thus be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 238. Below is the mathematical formula for calculating reading time in minutes:
Reading Time = Total Word Count / 238
If the reading material consists of images or illustrations, we can assume that an average reader spends around 5 seconds per image, which is equivalent to 0.083 minutes. Hence, we can further modify this formula as below:
Reading Time = Total Word Count / 238 + (Number of Images * 0.083)
Simple Math Really! 🙂
How Long Does It Take To Read 1000 Words?
Assuming the average reading speed of an adult individual is 238 words per minute, it takes approximately 4 minutes and 12 seconds to read 1000 words.
Reading Time For Popular Word Counts (Table)
|100 Words||25 seconds|
|250 Words||1 minute 3 seconds|
|500 Words||2 minutes 6 seconds|
|750 Words||3 minutes 9 seconds|
|1000 Words||4 minutes 12 seconds|
|1500 Words||6 minutes 18 seconds|
|2000 Words||8 minutes 24 seconds|
|3000 Words||12 minutes 36 seconds|
|5000 Words||21 minutes 1 second|
|10000 Words||42 minutes 1 second|
How Long Does It Take To Read 100 Pages?
Assuming a page consists of 500 words, it approximately takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to read 100 pages.
Reading Time For Popular Page Counts (Table)
|1 Page||2 minutes 6 seconds|
|10 Pages||21 minutes 1 second|
|20 Pages||42 minutes 1 second|
|30 Pages||1 hour 3 minutes|
|40 Pages||1 hour 24 minutes|
|50 Pages||1 hour 45 minutes|
|100 Pages||3 hours 30 minutes|
|200 Pages||7 hours|
|300 Pages||10 hours 30 minutes|
|400 Pages||14 hours|
|500 Pages||17 hours 30 minutes|
|800 Pages||28 hours|
|1000 Pages||35 hours|
What Is Speech Time?
Speech Time is the time taken for an average person to read aloud a piece of text. Based on the meta-analysis of nearly 80 studies involving 6000 participants, the average oral reading speed for an adult individual is considered to be 183 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019). The speech time of a piece of text can then be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 183. Again simple Math. 🙂
How Long Does It Take To Speak 1000 Words?
Assuming the average oral reading speed of an adult individual is 183 words per minute, it takes approximately 5 minutes and 28 seconds to orate 1000 words.
What Other Metrics Does The Read Time Provide?
In addition to reading time and speech time, The Read Time provides the word count for texts of all lengths.
Who Is It For?
The Read Time is an ideal free tool for scriptwriters, content writers, educators, students and just about anyone who wants to measure the number of words and reading time for texts of all lengths.
Is My Text/Data Safe?
thereadtime.com does not store or process any text/data on its servers while the computations are done purely on the client's browser.