Sunday, April 24, 2005

Modern America ranks with Wall Street Journal

http://www.juicystudio.com/fog/index.asp is a website that calculates the readability of a website. Check out our results and the guide to interpret the results below.

Readability Results for http://modernamerica.blogspot.com
Readability ResultsSummary Value
Total sentences 489
Total words 7,203
Average words per Sentence 14.73
Words with 1 Syllable 4,657
Words with 2 Syllables 1,469
Words with 3 Syllables 690
Words with 4 or more Syllables 387
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 14.95%
Average Syllables per Word 1.56
Gunning Fog Index 11.87
Flesch Reading Ease 60.19
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 8.52

Typical Fog Index Scores Fog Index Resources
6 TV guides, The Bible, Mark Twain
8 Reader's Digest
8 - 10 Most popular novels
10 Time, Newsweek
11 Wall Street Journal
14 The Times, The Guardian
15 - 20 Academic papers
Over 20 Only government sites can get away with this, because you can't ignore them.
Over 30 The government is covering something up

Other sites' scored:

southernappeal.blogspot.com: 10.88
donsurber.blogspot.com: 9.65
Begging the Question: 8.82
Catholic and Enjoying it!: 10.09
Church of the Masses: 8.46
Crescat Sententia: 7.20
CrimLaw: 8.32
Jimmy Akin: 9.16
Freespace: 11.71
Legal Fiction: 12.34 -- Democrat
Open Book: 10.21
Plainsman: 10.73
The Volokh Conspiracy: 10.82
Outside the Beltway: 10.65
Professor Bainbridge: 11.28

Is it fair to say that the websites with a decent amount of articles that scored the highest are Democratic? I mean, I wouldn't want to sound all elitist or anything.
Take note that if you have a site with barely any context, but post a few large words, then your score will go higher.

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