The Flesch-Kinkaid Readability Index Calculator

This is a great tool if you are meticulously writing something and want to know how readable your ‘masterpiece’ is. I tested one of my minor stories http://www.bookrix.com/_mybookpid-en-pochsp_1323663749.6940999031-pochsp and got this score:

Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 6.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 72.

The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score indicates how easy a text is to read. A high score implies an easy text. In comparison comics typically score around 90 while legalese can get a score below 10.

The Flesch-Kincaid Grade level indicates the grade a person will have to have reached to be able to understand the text. E.g. a grade level of 7 means that a seventh grader will be able to understand the text.
http://www.standards-schmandards.com/exhibits/rix/index.php

Text-Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
‘Whether you’re typing an email in your browser or writing in a word processor, there are convenient keyboard shortcuts usable in almost every application. You can copy, select, or delete entire words or paragraphs with just a few key presses.

‘Some applications may not support a few of these shortcuts, but most applications support the majority of them. Many are built into the standard text-editing fields on Windows and other operating systems…’
http://www.howtogeek.com/115664/42-text-editing-keyboard-shortcuts-that-work-almost-everywhere/

Do you know?
It is safer to paste an article to notepad first, and then copy the notepad text and paste it into the editor on the website. You can use a text editor, e.g., MS Office Word or OpenOffice, to do a quick spell check. But remember: do not to copy your content directly from these programs, and then paste into an on-line HTML editor, as they may come up formatted in a weird way.

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One Response to The Flesch-Kinkaid Readability Index Calculator

  1. Pingback: Can you write for a 5th grader? | N. E. White

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