Re: What Flesch measures (#159630)

Subject: Re: What Flesch measures (#159630)
From: wburns -at- MICRON -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:59:19 MST

Alisa writes:

>On November 27, "Stratton, Doug" writes:
>>Subject: Re: What Flesch measures

>>Steven Jong wrote:

>>"Various readability indices measure various factors, but the Flesch
>>Index measures *only* the average syllable length and sentence length. It is,
>>and readability metrics in general are, simplistic but well-directed toward
>>gauging readability."
>>Personally, I try to avoid the way of all Flesch... .
>>(Tell me the age of this joke and win a valuable prize.)

>Is this in the same category as: "The spirit was willing, but the Flesh
>was weak"?

>Sorry. It was there - I had to use it.

Just had to exact your pound of flesch, eh?

<g, d, & r>

Bill Burns
Assembly Documentation Supervisor
wburns -at- micron -dot- com
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