Readability

Readability - (Cyclodextrin) 21.8 2.00 16 16.0 2 Review...

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Readability The following table is adapted from The Art of Readable Writing by Rudolf Flesch (Macmillan: New York, 1949; p 163). Description of Style Ave Sentence Length (Words) Ave No. Syllables per Word Reading Ease Score Grade Level Score Est. % of U.S. Adults Very Easy 8 1.23 90-100 4 93 Easy 11 1.31 80-90 5 91 Fairly Easy 14 1.39 70-80 6 88 Standard 17 1.47 60-70 7-8 83 Fairly Difficult 21 1.55 50-60 9-10 54 Difficult 25 1.67 30-50 11-14 33 Very Difficult 29 1.92 0-30 15 5 Examples from Scott Zimmerman's Writing Journal Article
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Unformatted text preview: (Cyclodextrin) 21.8 2.00 16 16.0 2 Review Article (Enc. Appl. Phys.) 20.0 1.93 23 15.2 4 Univ. Report (BYU Self Study) 18.3 1.90 28 14.2 25 Chapter for Gen. Audience (Health Book) 13.4 1.55 62 8.7 84 Readability statistics are available under the Review tab. Click on Spelling & Grammar and select Options. Under “When correcting spelling and grammar in Word” make sure “Check grammar with spelling” and “Show readability statistics” are checked. Run Spelling & Grammar; at the end, readability statistics will be displayed....
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