Reading Level Tools In Word

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Reading Level Tools In Word

  1. 1. Readability Using Word to find out the reading level of text
  2. 2. Setting it up… Tools…
  3. 3. Run a spill cheque… Link 1 Link 2 Flesch Reading Ease 206.835 - (1.015 * average_words_sentence) - (84.6 * average_syllables_word) 206.835 - (1.015 * average_words_sentence) - (84.6 * average_syllables_word) Passive Sentences 2 Passive Sentences 1 What are ‘ Passive sentences’? 100 Very easy to read Average sentence length is 12 words or less. No words of more than two syllables. 65 Plain English Average sentence length is 15 to 20 words. Average word has two syllables. 0 Extremely difficult to read. Average sentence length is 37 words. Average word has more than two syllables. Flesch-kincaid grade level (.39 x average_words_sentence) + (11.8 x average_syllables_word) – 15.59 Primary School Grade 1 Year 2 Grade 2 Year 3 Grade 3 Year 4 Grade 4 Year 5 Grade 5 Year 6   Secondary School Grade 6 Year 7 Grade 7 Year 8 Grade 8 Year 9 Grade 9 Year 10 Grade 10 Year 11   Sixth Form / College Grade 11 Year 12 Grade 12 Year 13 USA UK
  4. 4. Use the readability tools on the text in your project Is the level right for your audience? How can you improve the score(s)?
  5. 5. time Grade level of US Presidential speeches

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