Kant wrote:For the record you probably want readability levels no higher than tenth grade level and no lower then 8th. Once you get into the high levels it is more likely that your ps is verbose nonsense then good writing.
This is exactly what I was hoping to find in here. All my academic papers from are right at 12, but my PS hovers around 9.5. Initially, this thread made me nervous about it, but I don't think my PS has much to gain from larger words or more-complexly constructed sentences.
FRE: just over 50