, I discovered the Juicy Studio: Readability Test
and put my blog through its wringers.
Total sentences 654
Total words 5,023
Average words per Sentence 7.68
Words with 1 Syllable 3,322
Words with 2 Syllables 1,006
Words with 3 Syllables 442
Words with 4 or more Syllables 253
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 13.84%
Average Syllables per Word 1.53
Gunning Fog Index 8.61
Flesch Reading Ease 69.82
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 5.43
My Gunning Fog index puts me right between the Reader's Digest and Most Popular Novels on their table of typical comparative reading sources. And, you need a 5th grade level reading ability to read my blog.
Pejman was pleased that you only need a 7th grade education to read his site. I agree it is a good thing to have a lower level of readability for your blog - it leads to less confusion and a clearer message I would think.
Just a funny aside, my entry here says I found this 'via Pejman'. His site says 'via Professor Bainbridge', which in turn says 'via Kevin Drum'. Interesting to see how these things get passed around.
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