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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/24/2005 5:56:35 PM EDT
Out of 234384 topics in GD, I'll bet this is a first.

Just finished a paper for a client, and a quick check threw a new word at me; "collocation" in lieu of "co-location" Well that got me thinking a bit (either would have worked) and just for grins ran the old "Readability Statistics" option in Word (yes, yes, I have no life) and got a whopping 28.2 on "Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease" (Flesch & Kincaid may have had less of a life than I ) What the hell does this mean? Well, according to this site:


Reader's Digest magazine has a readability index of about 65, Time magazine scores about 52, and the Harvard Law Review has a general readability score in the low 30s.



SO EAT HOT LEAD HARVARD LAW REVIEW, AIEEEEEEEEEEE, er, I meant, "how intellectually stimulating"

If I get really bored, may take one of DU's rambling rants and score it, just to see if it ekes out a better score than People magazine...

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:59:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 6:07:04 PM EDT by killingmachine123]
I will use that from time to time when writing things for students. I have a tendancy to be a little on the wordy side, so the grade level function helps quite a bit.

Try writing directions for second graders some time. It is not as easy as one would think when the scale is taken into account.

ETA: I think I posted about how to print out a shot of the level report over the document one time. That was a head scratcher.
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