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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nifty readability test

where you put in a website and out pops the scores. Juicy Studio: Readability Test

This site (well, this page as it comes up, with the current posts) had the following results:

Total sentences: 1291
Total words: 10359
Average words per Sentence: 8.02
Words with 1 Syllable: 6771
Words with 2 Syllables: 2061
Words with 3 Syllables: 1036
Words with 4 or more Syllables: 491
Percentage of words with three or more syllables: 14.74%
Average Syllables per Word: 1.54
Gunning Fog Index: 9.11 (this is a scale where mine falls into the realm of popular novels)
Flesch Reading Ease: 68.31 (this is basically a gauge percentage-wise in how easy it is to read)
Flesch-Kincaid Grade: 5.73 (this is the grade level)

I apparently write (at least informally) in the range they usually want you to aim for. I know when I check readability of academic papers, it's much more difficult, but I try to keep things simple here. Yay for monosyllables. :)

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