What are your Flesch-Kincaid statistics for your PS?

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

Postby regatsrj » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:56 am

Counts
Words: 901
Paragraphs: 9
Sentences: 44

Averages
Sentences per para: 4.8
Words per sentence. 20.4
Characters per word: 5.1

Readability
Passive Sentences: 18%
Flesch Reading Ease: 40.3
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 12.7

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

Postby jmkelly » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:41 am

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

Postby Miltiades » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:00 pm

Words: 713
Characters: 3110
Paragraphs: 4
Sentences: 50

Sentences per Paragraph: 12.5
Words per Sentence: 14.2
Characters per Word: 4.2

Passive Sentence: 2%
Flesch Reading Ease: 71.5
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 6.8

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

Postby LaurenGayle » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:01 pm

As a former teacher, I find this very interesting...

Counts
Words: 850
Characters: 4075
Paragraphs: 9
Sentences: 31

Averages
Sentences per paragraph: 3.4
Words per sentence: 27.4
Characters per word: 4.7

Readability
Passive sentences: 9%
Flesch reading ease: 43.3
Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 14.0

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

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:10 pm

fl0w wrote:
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.


I thought the same when seeing this. My PS went from something similar to a very straight forward final version.

Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease 63.2
Flesch Kincaid Grade Level 8.7
Gunning Fog Score 11.3
SMOG Index 8.3
Coleman Liau Index 11.3
Automated Readability Index 8.8
Text Statistics
No. of sentences 20
No. of words 340
No. of complex words 40
Percent of complex words 11.76%
Average words per sentence 17.00
Average syllables per word 1.49

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

Postby gymboree » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:11 pm

fl0w wrote:
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.


um. he got into harvard. I think his ps is okay.

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

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:13 pm

gymboree wrote:
fl0w wrote:
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.


um. he got into harvard. I think his ps is okay.


Oh, well if he got into Harvard, it must be well written.

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

Postby gymboree » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:14 pm

jmkelly wrote:Hmmm

Counts
Words: 671
Paragraphs: 9
Sentences: 39

Averages
Sentences per para: 4.9
Words per sentence. 17.0
Characters per word: 4.7

Readability
Passive Sentences: 10%
Flesch Reading Ease: 100.0
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.6

:!:

Writing at a sub-third grade level is bad, right?


The higher the Flesch Reading Ease, the better, supposedly. It probably means that you were very honest, straight-forward, and didn't beat around the bush -- a good thing for a PS -- which will make it stand out against the soup of 'impressing-you' writing out there.

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

Postby Miltiades » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:21 pm

A problem with all statistics is that they can't control for particular variables in a given context. Perhaps most people who get the readability score that makes it too high should "dumb down" their PS, but people shouldn't use the stats as the only guide to do such a thing. Some people just write more densely and technically and for them it might flow much better in reading than the stats suggest.

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

Postby statuscheckerssuck » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:27 pm

Counts-
Words-984
Characters-4465
Paragraphs-10
Sentences-46

Averages-
Sentences per paragraph-6.6
Words per sentence-20.6
Characters per word-4.4

Readability-
Passive Sentences-4%
Flesch Reading Ease-63.5
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level-9.3


Well I am glad my college education has me writing at a 9th grade level. haha

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

Postby HeelsforHoos » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:36 pm

Here's mine. Not sure if this is good, bad, or indifferent. Glad I'm done with the process!

Counts-
Words - 951
Characters - 5192
Paragraphs - 10
Sentences - 40

Averages-
Sentences per Paragraph - 4.4
Words per Sentence - 23.6
Characters per Word - 5.3

Readability-
Passive Sentences - 12%
Flesch Reading Ease - 23.8
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level - 15.8

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

Postby gymboree » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:14 pm

Did this for both my PS and my "Why School X" essays (wrote for each and every application) - I tried to write in contrasting styles to show depth, and the Flesch score seems to reflect that...

First, PS:
Counts:
Words: 485
Characters: 2009
Paragraphs: 5
Sentences: 45

Averages:
Sentences/P: 9
Words/sentence: 10.7
Characters/word: 3.9

Readability:
Passive sentences: 2%
Flesch Reading Ease: 92.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.0

Now, the "Why School X" Essay:
Counts:
Words: 623
Characters: 3599
Paragraphs: 10
Sentences: 26

Averages:
Sentences/P: 2.6
Words/S: 23.9
Characters/W: 5.6

Readability:
Passive Sentences: 7%
Flesch Reading Ease: 18.0
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 16.6

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

Postby fl0w » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:46 pm

gymboree wrote:
fl0w wrote:
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.


um. he got into harvard. I think his ps is okay.


1. congrats to him
2. i didn't say there was anything wrong with his PS. i just said people should watch for things like these and make sure that it is not too complex to get the real point across. Clearly if he got into harvard, he did that. I was using "you" in a general sense as opposed to directing it at the user that I quoted. I can see how that was not clear.

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

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:52 pm

Counts
Words 784
Characters 3814
Paragraphs 12
Sentences 34

Averages
Sentences per Paragraph 5.7
Words per Sentence 21.9
Characters per Word 4.8

Readability
Passive Sentences 20% (expected)
Flesch Reading Ease 50.0
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 11.5

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

Postby HeelsforHoos » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:00 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:Flesch Reading Ease 50.0


Nailed it!

Sam Seaborn? Hoping for Duke?

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

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:20 pm

fl0w wrote:
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.


I think that it was sufficiently effective for my purposes. :wink:

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Postby 02122015 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:09 pm

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

Postby joshikousei » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:35 am

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

Postby Gwen » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:33 am

joshikousei wrote:your PS had a FK grade level of 3?

Yes, please explain

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

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:38 am

managamy wrote:
fl0w wrote:
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.


I think that it was sufficiently effective for my purposes. :wink:


Actually you guys do realize that with Managamys stats the PS could have been:

Admit me Harvard, I dare you not to! (PS~ I Hate New Haven & don't like the West Coast)

And he still would have gotten in... sooo i'm not too sure we can use the Harvard acceptance as judge of the PS.

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

Postby Gwen » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:40 am

SolarWind wrote:Actually you guys do realize that with Managamys stats the PS could have been:

Admit me Harvard, I dare you not to! (PS~ I Hate New Haven & don't like the West Coast)

And he still would have gotten in... sooo i'm not too sure we can use the Harvard acceptance as judge of the PS.

:roll:

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

Postby kittenmittons » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:42 am

FK Grade Level of 6

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

Postby englawyer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:33 am

thanks google docs:

Words: - 495
Characters (no spaces): - 2606
Characters (with spaces): - 3100
Paragraphs: - 9
Sentences: - 29
Pages (approximate): - 2

Average sentences per paragraph: - 3.22
Average words per sentence: - 17.07
Average characters per word: - 5.26
Average words per page: - 247.50
Flesch Reading Ease: [?] - 43.90
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: [?] - 11.00
Automated Readability Index: [?] - 12.00

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

Postby huarwfn » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:11 pm

Words: 693
Characters: 3068
Paragraphs: 7
Sentences: 22

Sentences per Paragraph: 4.4
Words per Sentence: 30.2
Characters per Word: 4.3

Passive Sentences: 0%
Flesch Reading Ease: 61.8
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 10.5

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

Postby Gwen » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Words: 684
Characters: 3341
Paragraphs: 5
Sentences: 26

Sentences per Paragraph: 6.5
Words per Sentence: 24.9
Characters per Word: 4.8

Passive Sentences: 7%
Flesch Reading Ease: 41.9
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 12.00




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