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Whether you're writing a report, letter or making a powerpoint presentation, to be successful you'll have to tune your message to the adressed target group.


The two most important issues to tackle are 'readability' and 'text-level'.
The Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test is a simple test to measure the readability and level of your text.
Whether you're writing a report, letter or making a powerpoint presentation, to be successful you'll have to tune your message to the adressed target group.


The two most important issues to tackle are 'readability' and 'text-level'.
The Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test is a simple test to measure the readability and level of your text.

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Published by: Joshua Maggid on Aug 26, 2007
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Readability
Whether you're writing a report, letter or making a powerpoint presentation, to be successful you'llhave to tune your message to the addressed target group.The two most important issues to tackle are 'readability' and 'text-level'.The Flesch-Kincaid Readability Testis a simple test to measure the readability and level of your  text.There are two simple test formulae:
 
Flesch Reading Ease ScoreFRES = 206.835 – (1.015 x ASL) – (84.6 x ASW)Flesch-Kincaid Grade LevelFKGL = (.39 x ASL) + (11.8 x ASW) – 15.59
With:
ASL = average sentence length (number of words divided by the numberof sentences)ASW = average number of syllables per word (number of syllables dividedby number of words)

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