Thursday, August 17, 2006

Eminently unreadable

As per this Readability Test, my blog scores 11.19 on the Gunning Fog index- which means it is as easy to understand as the Wall Street Journal.

The Flesch Reading Ease is 64.03- which is approximately the midpoint of the 60-70 range that authors must aim for.

And, the Flesch Kincaid grade level is 7.95, which is the number of years of schooling required to understand the content.

Out of the 15335 words that I have written, 10124 are mono-syllabic.

The verdict is out. Striving to be an author, I write in mono-syllables, churn out content suited for 8th grade kids in school and manage to sound like the editor of the Wall Street Journal. Sigh!

5 comments:

Usha said...

and I absolutely love reading your posts - wonder what that makes me...

Lalita Mukherjea said...

Ha! 8.83, and I apparently what Iwrite reads like a popular novel. How wonderful.

Lovely post, Raj.

Raj said...

Usha, that makes you a precocious 8th std kid, who secretly reads the Wall Street Journal, hidden inside her comic books.

Lalita : Now, you know who you should dedicate your next novel to.

dazedandconfused said...

It seems I write popular novels for sixth grade kids which are not easy to read.

What else do you expect? I AM dazedandconfused after all...

Raj said...

d&c : Ha, these sixth grade kids have things far too easy for them. Serves them right.