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A Readability Formula 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.. NEXT
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.
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2. In 1976 the US Navy modified this readability formula to produce a ________ more accurate estimate. military result. grade-level score. government-wide test.
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3. The US Government _______ uses the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Formula as a standard test. Department of the Interior Department of Defense State Department Department of Education
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4. This formula, however, is best suited for use in the field of _____ . science. computer literacy. academic writing. education.
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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. The Flesh-Kincaid Readability Formula NEXT
5. This formula is based on _______ number of words in a sentence and number of syllables in a word, how long it takes you to read the document number of syllables in a word number of words in a sentence
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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
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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
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Main menu The Flesch Grade-Level Readability Formula 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. NEXT
8. Studies show that writing around the ______ achieves the best results. 2nd grade level 11th or 12th grade level 5th or 6th grade level 8th or 9th grade level
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9. Always use _____ words per sentence when possible. fewer more compound Latin
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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
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12. Use the _______ voice. academic past tense passive active
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14.Replace difficult words with _____ words. synonym simpler more difficult auspicious
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