Sunday, April 24, 2005

Modern America ranks with Wall Street Journal 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
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: 10.88 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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