For my blog _Writing Space_, I was writing 4-6 posts a week for about the first 6 months. I looked on it as a grand experiment, so not much time was allotted for editing… and it shows. 🙂
Grade 6 Good
5 of 72 sentences are hard to read.
1 of 72 sentences are very hard to read.
13 adverbs. Aim for 5 or fewer.
4 words or phrases can be simpler.
2 uses of passive voice. Aim for 14 or fewer.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease 70.6
A grade level (based on the USA education system) is equivalent to the number of years of education a person has had. Scores over 22 should generally be taken to mean graduate level text.
Readability Formula Grade
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 6.1
Gunning-Fog Score 8.1
Coleman-Liau Index 9.5
SMOG Index 6.9
Automated Readability Index 4.2
Average Grade Level 7.0
Character Count 3,464
Syllable Count 1,193
Word Count 805
Sentence Count 75
Characters per Word 4.3
Syllables per Word 1.5
Words per Sentence 10.7
Goal: Whittle it to 500 words, 8 words per sentence, 5-6 grade level, chop out the passive voice and adverbs
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~Emily Dickinson Lori Sailiata