Flesch Reading Ease scale

Subject: Flesch Reading Ease scale
From: Lorraine Kiewiet <Lorraine -dot- Kiewiet -at- answers -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-L Recipients (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 13:44:12 -0800

Please help with an update on the meaning of this measurement.

For standard documents, I understand that we're supposed to aim at above 50%
reading ease and at about 8th grade level. With today's Internet terms,
newly-coined words, and so forth, how well does this measurement hold up?

Thanks for any insight, pointers to articles to read, etc. etc.


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