I’m not joking. I really like these things. Not sure why…
Here are three sites for your obsessive needs. No need to thank me. 🙂
Not Sure About Your Gender?
Two samples of my writing revealed that I was MALE. Here are my results for a piece of writing that contained both a female and male protagonist with about equal “face time” with the reader:
Female Score: 1434
Male Score: 1581
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!
(Note to new readers: I’ve been a woman since the day I was born. Though, to be honest, it has come under question more than once… 😉 )
Been Adding a Bit of Weight on the Ole Hips, Hmm?
Brought to you by SM Williams, check out the Writer’s Diet writing test. Designed to find if your prose is flabby or fit, get ready to read some straight talk!
I entered in the same two samples of prose as I did in the test above and the results were the same:
If No One Can Understand You, Do You Matter?
I featured the Readability Index Calculator in another post some time ago, but thought I’d resurrect it again as it fit the subject of this post so aptly. Want to make sure everyone on the planet can read and understand your prose? Head on over with that sample of your writing and see what Flesch and Kincaid think. Here are my results (about the same for my fiction pieces used in the tests above):
Method used: Flesch-Kincaid (English).
Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 7.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 69.
The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score indicates how easy a text is to read. A high score implies an easy text. In comparison comics typically score around 90 while legalese can get a score below 10.
The Flesch-Kincaid Grade level indicates the grade a person will have to have reached to be able to understand the text. E.g. a grade level of 7 means that a seventh grader will be able to understand the text.
That’s all I have for you today. Enjoy the rest of your week! Later.