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A Readability Formula NEXT FLESCH-KINCAID GRADE LEVEL READABILITY FORMULA In 1948, Rudolph Flesch, an author, and a supporter of Plain English Movement, created the Reading Ease Readability Formula. This formula tests the ease or difficulty with which a document may be read. In 1976 the US Navy modified the Reading Ease formula to produce a grade-level score. John Kincaid helped to modify the Formula, so today It has been renamed the Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Readability Formula The US Government Department of Defense uses Flesch- Kincaid Grade Level formula as a standard test; however, this Formula is best suited in the field of education..
1. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Readability Formula tests _______ who will read the document how many people will read the document how many sentences there are in a document the ease or difficulty with which a document may be read.
2. In 1976 the US Navy modified this readability formula to produce a ________ more accurate estimate. military result. grade-level score. government-wide test.
3. The US Government _______ uses the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Formula as a standard test. Department of the Interior Department of Defense Department of Education State Department
4. T his formula, however, is best suited for use in the field of _____. science. computer literacy. academic writing. education.
The Flesh-Kincaid Readability Formula This formula is based on two items: 1. The average number of words used per sentence. 2. The average number of syllables per word. Analyzing the results is a simple exercise. A score of 5.0 indicates a fifth grade reading level. A score of 9.0 means that a ninth grader would be able to read the document. This readability score makes it easier for teachers, parents, librarians, and others to judge the readability level of various books and texts for students. NEXT
5. This formula is based on _______ number of words in a sentence and number of syllables in a word, number of syllables in a word number of words in a sentence how long it takes you to read the document
6. A score of 9.0 means that a ______. there are an average of 9 words in a sentence ninth grader would be able to read the document. there is an average of 9 2-syllable words per sentence This test is suitable for 9 year olds
7. This readability score makes it easier for teachers, etc. to judge the ___________ of various books and texts for students. testability readability level Interest level popularity
The Flesch Grade-Level Readability Formula Main menu NEXT If your text scores above 12th grade, then follow these simple writing tips to reduce the complexity of your writing: 1. Write below the 8th-grade level..Studies show that writing below the 8th-grade (preferably around 5-6th grade levels) achieves the best results. 2. Get to the point immediately. Don't write long-winded paragraphs that bury your document’s message. 3. Use active voice, not passive. Writing in active voice enables you to write shorter sentences, and write with authority. 4. Always use fewer words per sentence when possible. 5. Use simpler words. If you can replace a difficult word with a simpler word, then use the simpler word.
8. Studies show that writing around the ______ achieves the best results. 2nd grade level 11 th or 12th grade level 5 th or 6 th grade level 8 th or 9 th grade level
9. Always use _____ words per sentence when possible. fewer more compound Latin
10. Long-winded paragraphs _________ Will make you look more intelligent Are the most effective way to help your audience understand your ideas Make your writing more interesting Hide your message
12. Use the _______ voice. academic past tense passive active
14.R eplace difficult words with _____ words. synonym simpler more difficult auspicious