What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
dood
Posts: 1639
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:59 am

What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby dood » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:32 pm

...
Last edited by dood on Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:49 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Aeroplane
Posts: 473
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:40 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Aeroplane » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:56 pm

I feel like this is super nerdy, even by my standards, but can't help myself.

Counts
Words 868
Characters 4387
Paragraphs 10
Sentences 45

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 5.6
Words per Sentence 19.0
Characters per Word 4.8

Readability
Passive Sentences 8%
Flesch Reading Ease 49.6
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 10.8

makebelieve
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:33 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby makebelieve » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:03 pm

Counts
Words 801
Characters 3379
Paragraphs 8
Sentences 36

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 5.1
Words per Sentence 22.2
Characters per Word 4.1

Readability
Passive Sentences 0%
Flesch Reading Ease 76.5
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 7.4

User avatar
Joan Manuel Serrat
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:10 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:11 pm

Counts
Words 1749
Characters 8354
Paragraphs 16
Sentences 58

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 4.4
Words per Sentence 30.0
Characters per Word 4.6

Readability
Passive Sentences 5%
Flesch Reading Ease 47.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 13.6

User avatar
Rotor
Posts: 917
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:06 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:19 pm

For my standard-ish 2-pager.

Counts
Words 804
Characters 4372
Paragraphs 12
Sentences 30

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 6.0
Words per Sentence 26.1
Characters per Word 5.3

Readability
Passive Sentences 10%
Flesch Reading Ease 25.8
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 16.1

User avatar
jackassjim
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:58 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby jackassjim » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:27 pm

Great idea for a thread. I'm curious to see how others score. I don't have words, this is from this website: http://www.read-able.com/check.php
Nice to have the % of complex words too.

Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease 40.6

Text Statistics
No. of sentences 45
No. of words 1024
No. of complex words 198
Percent of complex words 19.34%
Average words per sentence 22.76
Average syllables per word 1.69

waitingforanswers
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:54 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby waitingforanswers » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:30 pm

Wow, my PS was very short.

hayduke
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby hayduke » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:35 pm


makebelieve
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:33 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby makebelieve » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:39 pm

Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:Counts
Words 1749
Characters 8354
Paragraphs 16
Sentences 58

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 4.4
Words per Sentence 30.0
Characters per Word 4.6

Readability
Passive Sentences 5%
Flesch Reading Ease 47.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 13.6


Geez, were you writing a novel?

User avatar
Joan Manuel Serrat
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:10 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:44 pm

makebelieve wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:Counts
Words 1749
Characters 8354
Paragraphs 16
Sentences 58

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 4.4
Words per Sentence 30.0
Characters per Word 4.6

Readability
Passive Sentences 5%
Flesch Reading Ease 47.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 13.6


Geez, were you writing a novel?


I was write the third coming of El Quijote. It just happened that mine was infinitely more rich than its predecessors. It is shame I only made to the third page.

User avatar
Rotor
Posts: 917
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:06 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:44 pm

hayduke wrote:I am skeptical of this, Finnigan's wake received a 60.0 and 8.0

http://www.amazon.com/Finnegans-Wake-Penguin-Modern-Classics/dp/sitb-next/014118311X/ref=sbx_txt#textstats

:lol: My first search after I first learned about F/K readability was Finnegan's Wake. Ultimately, it's a bad comparison. Because it is literary English (or should I say English-like) and not standard prose, it's not what the formula was designed to measure.

User avatar
Rotor
Posts: 917
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:06 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:47 pm

Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:
makebelieve wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:Counts
Words 1749
Characters 8354
Paragraphs 16
Sentences 58

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 4.4
Words per Sentence 30.0
Characters per Word 4.6

Readability
Passive Sentences 5%
Flesch Reading Ease 47.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 13.6


Geez, were you writing a novel?


I was write the third coming of El Quijote. It just happened that mine was infinitely more rich than its predecessors. It is shame I only made to the third page.

Did you use 6 point font and 0.25" margins? My 4 pager for Boalt was only 1270 words and it was 3 3/4 pages (12 point/1 inch)

Edit: Why did I not think of this when I was writing my PS: 11"x17" paper!! Hey ADCOM, all you said was it had to be 2 pages :lol:
Last edited by Rotor on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Joan Manuel Serrat
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:10 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:49 pm

Rotor wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:
makebelieve wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:Counts
Words 1749
Characters 8354
Paragraphs 16
Sentences 58

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 4.4
Words per Sentence 30.0
Characters per Word 4.6

Readability
Passive Sentences 5%
Flesch Reading Ease 47.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 13.6


Geez, were you writing a novel?


I was write the third coming of El Quijote. It just happened that mine was infinitely more rich than its predecessors. It is shame I only made to the third page.

Did you use 6 point font and 0.25" margins? My 4 pager for Boalt was only 1270 words and it was 3 3/4 pages (12 point/1 inch)


i did not type. i wrote with felt pen, monocle, and houndstooth hat.

hayduke
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby hayduke » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Rotor wrote:
hayduke wrote:I am skeptical of this, Finnigan's wake received a 60.0 and 8.0

http://www.amazon.com/Finnegans-Wake-Penguin-Modern-Classics/dp/sitb-next/014118311X/ref=sbx_txt#textstats

:lol: My first search after I first learned about F/K readability was Finnegan's Wake. Ultimately, it's a bad comparison. Because it is literary English (or should I say English-like) and not standard prose, it's not what the formula was designed to measure.

I agree, but remain quite suspicious of attempts to understand the written word through statistics.

User avatar
fl0w
Posts: 1404
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:46 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby fl0w » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:14 am

a bit of a necro-bump, i know, but I found this very useful in making that final proof-read of my essays.

User avatar
5ky
Posts: 6374
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:10 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:33 am

.
Last edited by 5ky on Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

Rock of Love
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:56 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby Rock of Love » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:59 am

Counts
Words 723
Characters 3541
Paragraphs 9
Sentences 45

Averages
Sentences per paragraph 5.6
Words per sentence 16.0
Characters per word 4.7

Readability
Passive Sentences 4%
Reading Ease 56.7
Grade Level 9.3

This was the 2 page, 12 point, 1 inch margin version of my PS

User avatar
bees
Posts: 310
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby bees » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:05 am

Edit: Nvm got it.

Counts:

698/3429/7/29

Avgs:

Sentences per Paragraph: 4.8
Words per Sentence: 23.9
Characters per Word: 4.8

Readability:

Passive Sentences: 20% (I was prepared for this, haha)
Flesch Reading Ease: 48.0
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 12.5

User avatar
anthonyc350
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:22 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby anthonyc350 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:30 am

Words 966
Characters 4699
paragraphs 6
sentences 46

sentences per paragraph 9.2
words per sentence 20.9
characters per word 4.8

passive sentences 2%
flesch reading ease 51.9
flesch-kincaid grade level 11.1

User avatar
CardinalRules
Posts: 2332
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:20 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:49 am

OK, this thread looks like fun. :D

User avatar
CardinalRules
Posts: 2332
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:20 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:52 am

Words: 503
Characters: 2992
Paragraphs: 7
Sentences: 18

Sentences per Paragraph: 4.5
Words per Sentence: 27.5
Characters per Word: 5.7

Passive Sentences: 0%
Reading Ease: 13.0
Grade Level: 17.9

Not that I have any clue what the last two items actually mean!

User avatar
joshikousei
Posts: 190
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:38 pm

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby joshikousei » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:03 am

Counts
Words 966
Characters 4747
Paragraphs 6
Sentences 43

Averages
Sentences per paragraph 7.1
Words per sentence 22.4
Characters per word 4.8


Readability

Passive Sentences 6%
Reading Ease 49.1
Grade Level 11.9

User avatar
of Benito Cereno
Posts: 748
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:40 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:13 am

For some reason Microsoft word tells me every single document I test is exactly 12.0 grade level. wtf

User avatar
of Benito Cereno
Posts: 748
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:40 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:18 am

Anyways, Counts
Words 778
Characters 4500
Paragraphs 5
Sentences 30

Averages
Sentences per paragraph 10.0
Words per sentence 25.7
Characters per word 5.7


Readability
Passive Sentences 16%
Reading Ease 11.9
Grade Level 12.0


the passive voice is NOT a stylistic flaw.

User avatar
fl0w
Posts: 1404
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:46 am

Re: What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

Postby fl0w » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:48 am

managamy wrote:Words: 503
Characters: 2992
Paragraphs: 7
Sentences: 18

Sentences per Paragraph: 4.5
Words per Sentence: 27.5
Characters per Word: 5.7

Passive Sentences: 0%
Reading Ease: 13.0
Grade Level: 17.9

Not that I have any clue what the last two items actually mean!


While some do take pride in the "difficulty" of their written material use this site as a reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesch-Kin ... ility_Test

For example your essay is not very "readable" according to your statistics. I'm not saying you should dumb it down, just make sure you farm it out to a lot of people so you know if people are getting lost or turned off by the complexity. Readying ease of 0-30 means this is something that can only be easily followed by university graduates. Keep in mind that just because you can write at that level doesn't always mean you should. Most adcoms are university grads, but a grade level of 17.9 is beyond university. If your PS goes over someone's head it will lose effectiveness.

All that being said, I haven't read your essay. Just commenting on the stats.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”