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 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.

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…’

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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1 Response to The Flesch-Kinkaid Readability Index Calculator

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

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