Enter the total words written and the total time (min) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Handwriting Speed. 

Handwriting Speed Formula

HS = WR / T


  • HS is the Handwriting Speed (words/min)
  • WR is the total words written
  • T is the total time (min)

To calculate Handwriting Speed, divide the number of words written by the total writing time.

How to Calculate Handwriting Speed?

The following steps outline how to calculate Handwriting Speed.

  1. First, determine the total number of words written. 
  2. Next, determine the total time (min). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = HS = WR / T.
  4. Finally, calculate the Handwriting Speed.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total words written = 457

total time (min) = 23