Flesch Kincaid Index

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

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readibility ease
 

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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.

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The passive index simply gives the percentage of sentences containing the passive, so it is 0-100. :eek:
 
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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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Red5 said:
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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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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