Friday, April 22, 2005

Congratulations! You're reading at a 6th Grade Level! Right Now!
Kevin Drum points to this fun site, that analyzes the text of any web address or document for "readability." A variety of scales (results below) indicate Article 19 is written between a 6th and 7th grade level (Flesch-Kincaid Grade), that it's written at the level of "most popular novels" (Gunning-Fog Index), but at least my Flesch Reading Ease number is where it apparently should be: in the 60s. Now we have hard data confirming your suspicions, and the allegations of conservative friends (like I have those): I am contributing to the dumbing down of America!

Before you blame too much of it on me though I note that scores a 5.82 on the grade level index.

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