When did we last work on improving our reading skills? Let’s be honest – probably when we were first graders. But… The average person reads somewhere in the range of 150-250 words per minute. What is your reading speed? Anyway, this is not our maximum. John F. Kennedy was said to read 1,200 words per minute. There are three main reading habits that slow down our reading: Fixation (reading word by word); Regression (re-reading); Subvocalization (voice/words that sound in our head)….