Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Readability

I just tested my blog's readability on this site. It says I write at an elementary level. I got to thinkin'. What's that say about me? More importantly, what's that say about you that you seem to enjoy reading it?

Oh well...at least Jeremy won't get hung up on any big words:)

10 comments:

Lonnie said...

Hey Chad..
mine said "Jr. High level"!!! sweeet.. I knew those classes would pay off!!! haha.. later

Anonymous said...

Readability instruments often weight too heavily superficial characteristics like: lengths of sentences, syllable-counts within words, and phrases/clauses within sentences. I visited the site and ran a few pieces through it. The "score" was determined in mere seconds. That suggests that comprehension and clarity are not part of the equation... and those are among the most important reasons why we write: to help explain and to do that explaining efficiently. Skilled editors promote clear and to-the-point writing.

Anonymous said...

what do they know?

Mike said...

They told me that my blog was high school level. Ran it through twice to see if it just gives you a random score but got the same both times.

In journalism school they always told us to write to the eighth grade level. So I think are right on the mark to get the most bang for your buck as far as sharing you excitecite with most people possible.

Amy said...

Mine came up at am elementary level also. I guess that is why I have a degree in elementary education!

Christy said...

Jr. High level for me. Hope that'll come in handy in the trailer.

evan, preecher of Antiok Millls said...

i wanderwhat my rayting wood be if i wanted to do one of theese blog thingys.i'll bet it wood be reely good simplie becawse my teechers always teeched me good lessons in grammer and how to spell words and how to use punktuashon correctlee.

Anonymous said...

Mine said elementary too. I put in mark Driscoll's blog and it said jr high. So that really means we are just one level behind Driscoll.

Chris Jones

Joe said...

Hey Chad,
Thanks for the test. My test results scored a High School reading level.

Anonymous said...

Always remember, you can reach more folks speaking at the elementary level than the masters level. Everyone understands the message.