Earlier this semester, our internship coordinator was showing me a tool that will check how readable a document is. There is apparently something called the Flesch-Kincaid model, which analyzes word usage and will figure out what grade level and how easy to read your document is.
Out of curiosity, I just ran this on a recent assignment I gave in the class, and here are the grade levels:
- 14.6 (like a college sophomore level)
- 14.2 (same)
- 12.1 (just above a high school senior)
- 10.0 (high school junior)
- 8.0 (eighth grade)
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