#659 Readability: Is my text audience appropriate?

I am often a waffler. I can overly complicate my writing which occasionally can make the meaning somewhat blurry and indistinct….See what I mean! Often for students we need to make our communication clear and direct. So they know what is expected of them. Often we should make assessment instructions as clear as possible.

Fortunately there are many tools available that can indicate the level of our language. These can tell us if the level matches our audience. One of these measures is the Flesch Kincaid scale. It is built into work. There are also some useful web calculators. You can paste text in and it gives you an indication of who this writing is appropriate for.

In this video we will look at 3 different pieces of text in the calculator.

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