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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level

That’s what this post is about. No Obergefell. No Greece. No ACA. Short sentences rule. I learned about this recently. We were reviewing standard agreements. Unknown

I looked at Flesch’s own website. That's him over there. He rated average readability scores.

        Comics  92

        Consumer ads in magazines  82

        Movie Screen 75

        Seventeen 67

        Reader's Digest 65

        Sports Illustrated 63

        New York Daily News 60

        Atlantic Monthly 57

        Time 52

        Newsweek 50

        Wall Street Journal 43

        Harvard Business Review 43

        New York Times 39

         New York Review of Books 35

        Harvard Law Review 32

        Standard auto insurance policy 10

You can have Microsoft Word calculate this for you. You need to complete the spell and grammar check. I did it to my new article. It is called “Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory.” The University of Cincinnati Law Review is going to publish it. Its Flesch reading ease score was 38.3. It ranked at 12th grade. That is better than the Harvard Law Review! It is about the same as the New York Times

This blog post rates 76.8. It is at the reading level of somebody in the 4th grade. It is like reading Movie Screen or a consumer ad. But not Green Eggs and HamGreen Eggs and Ham gets 100 in reading ease. It is 0 on the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.

        I do so like green eggs and ham!

        Thank you, thank you, Sam-I-am.

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw on July 1, 2015 at 06:05 AM | Permalink


Comics: 92

Comics written by Chris Claremont:???

Posted by: jd | Jul 2, 2015 6:37:17 PM

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