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Readability score checker

Word and Character Counts

Number of Words
Number of Sentences
Number of Syllables
Number of Characters
Complex words count

Keyword Density

Readability Score

School level
Flesch reading ease
Flesch kincaid grade
Gunning fog index
Automated readability

Free Online Readability Checker

Why your readability score matters

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Understanding the Fletch Kincaid Reading Ease Score

Key elements improve your readability

  • Shorten Your Sentences: Aim for shorter sentences, ideally under 20 words.
  • Use Simple Language: Avoid jargon, technical language, or complex vocabulary when simpler alternatives are available.
  • Organize Content Logically: Ensure your content has a clear, logical structure. Use headings and subheadings to guide readers through your text and to break it into manageable sections.
  • Avoid Unnecessary Words: Be concise. Remove words or phrases that don’t add value to your message.
  • Readability Tools: Use readability tools to gauge the readability score of your writing.
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Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease Table

Score School level (US) Notes
100.00–90.00 5th grade Very easy to read. Easily understood by an average 11-year-old student.
90.0–80.0 6th grade Easy to read. Conversational English for consumers.
80.0–70.0 7th grade Fairly easy to read.
70.0–60.0 8th & 9th grade Plain English. Easily understood by 13- to 15-year-old students.
60.0–50.0 10th to 12th grade Fairly difficult to read.
50.0–30.0 College Difficult to read.
30.0–10.0 College graduate Very difficult to read. Best understood by university graduates.
10.0–0.0 Professional Extremely difficult to read. Best understood by university graduates.

Frequently Asked Questions on Readability Checking

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