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show reading time

Posted by FlohGro, Last update 3 months ago

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show reading time

displays an alert that shows the reading time of the current draft in minutes and seconds.

[Configuration]

You can change the wpm (words-per-minute) in the script step.
Edit the script step and set the variable wpm in line 13 to your preference.


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Steps

  • script

    // show reading time
    /*
    Third-grade students = 150 words per minute (wpm)
    Eighth grade students = 250 wpm
    Average college student = 450 wpm
    Average "high-level exec" = 575 wpm
    Average college professor = 675 wpm
    Speed readers = 1,500 wpm
    World speed reading champion = 4,700 wpm
    Average adult = 300 wpm
    */
    
    const wpm = 300;
    
    
    function calcReadingTime(text) {
      const words = text.trim().split(/\s+/).length;
      const decimalMinutes = words / wpm //Math.ceil(words / wpm);
    
    // Extract whole number part 
    const wholeMinutes = Math.floor(decimalMinutes); 
    // Extract decimal part and convert to seconds 
    const decimalPart = decimalMinutes - wholeMinutes; 
    const seconds = Math.round(decimalPart * 60);
    
    
    
      return [words, wholeMinutes + "min " + seconds + "s"];
    }
    
    
    const text = draft.content
    
    let result = calcReadingTime(text);
    const words = result[0]
    const readingTime = result[1]
    
    alert("reading time = " + readingTime + "\n\n" + words + " words, " + wpm + " wpm reading speed")

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