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Writing for the Web: How to Use a Readability Score

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 8:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


A readability score is a number telling how easy it will be for someone to read a particular text. The most frequent scoring is the Flesch reading ease test, which measures the readability of a text. It uses two variables to determine the readability score:

  • the average length of your sentences (measured by the number of words)
  • the average number of syllables per word

It provides a score between 0 and 100. A score of 100 means your copy is easy to read. A score of 0 means your text is challenging to read. You can see the exact interpretation of all the scores in the table below.

Many tools help you assess your readability and change your scoring. For example, using the Flesch reading-ease test, Grammarly’s readability score is based on the average length of sentences and the number of words in your document.

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