How Readable Is Josh's Weblog?

Let's test it's readability with the Readability Test from Juicy Studio:

Total sentences450
Total words3,230
Average words per Sentence7.18
Words with 1 Syllable2,089
Words with 2 Syllables680
Words with 3 Syllables336
Words with 4 or more Syllables125
Percentage of word with three or more syllables14.27%
Average Syllables per Word1.53
Gunning Fog Index8.58
Flesch Reading Ease69.72
Flesch-Kincaid Grade5.32

My Fog index falls into the “Most popular novels” category.

My Gunning Fox index indicates an eighth to ninth grade required reading level.

My Flesch Reading Ease falls into the recommended 60 to 70 score.

However, my Flesch-Kincaid reading level is fifth grade!

That's an awful lot of variation. I'll have to look into the statistics behind the numbers…

(Hat tip to Ann Althouse.)

Josh Poulson

Posted Saturday, Apr 23 2005 10:18 PM

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