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Analyze your blog post’s readability with Google docs

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How can you ensure that your blog post, term report or business case is readable without spending a lot of time getting beta reviews from others?

Thanks to google docs, you can do that with one click. Just upload your word document / txt file to google docs. Once inside, goto menu > tools > “word count…”

With this you can find out various readability statistics of your content like:

  • Average sentences per paragraph
  • Average words per sentence
  • Average characters per word
  • Average words per page
  • Flesch Reading Ease: Higher score means easy to read, ranges from -21.9 to 121
  • Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: Indicates the grade (number of years of education) required to understand this text
  • Automated Readability Index: Indicates the minimum grade required to understand this text, alternative to Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level

So, next time when you are writing something ensure the readability.

Other tools for improving readability of your content: check readability online

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3 Responses to “Analyze your blog post’s readability with Google docs”

  1. Tim says:

    Has this now been taken away from Google Docs?
    I followed the steps - and nothing shows up in word count other than words count, white space count, and number of characters?

  2. Celia says:

    I also have the same issue - the 'word count' only shows the number of words but there's no readability level option at all. How current is your information? Is the readability level accessible in a Chrome extension?

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