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  1. Anonymous
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    Flesch Kincaid Index

    what are the lower and upper limits of the Flech Kincaid Index

    passive
    readibility ease

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    Welcome!

    The Flesch Reading Ease scale runs from 0 (practically unreadable) to 100 (easy to read).

    A score of 60 is taken to be plain English: about 20 words per sentence and 1.5 syllables per word. The Reader's Digest scores 65, Time Magazine 52, the Harvard Law Review 32. In 1991 the state of Indiana legislated a minimum Flesch Reading Ease Score of 40 for insurance policies. Today most US states require insurance documents to score between 40 and 50.

    Hope that helps,
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    The passive index simply gives the percentage of sentences containing the passive, so it is 0-100. :o

  2. maestrowork
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    Most novels have less than 5% for passive index. Most technical papers, on the other hand, has 30% or up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Welcome!

    The Flesch Reading Ease scale runs from 0 (practically unreadable) to 100 (easy to read).

    A score of 60 is taken to be plain English: about 20 words per sentence and 1.5 syllables per word. The Reader's Digest scores 65, Time Magazine 52, the Harvard Law Review 32. In 1991 the state of Indiana legislated a minimum Flesch Reading Ease Score of 40 for insurance policies. Today most US states require insurance documents to score between 40 and 50.

    Hope that helps,
    Learned something new! :)

    So Flesch Reading and Flesch Kincaid are the same then?


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    Re: Flesch Kincaid Index

    Is there a software (for Windows) that computes readibility statistics for a pdf document? I need to analyze text in a large number of scientific papers (written in English). All papers come in pdf, but most of the applications that I have found so far only work with plain txt or html files.

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