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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Anyhow, the score is not interesting.
    The scores are of interest. Ms. Palin’s e-mail scores (which she undoubtedly writes herself) seem fairly consistent with her speeches, which is indicative of the extent of her personal involvement into the speech writing process.
    Obama on the other hand jumps all over the place. His inaugural speech 8.2, SotU 9.6 and "The back to School" speech in 09 of 6.7. Actual samples of his writing while in the Illinois State Senate and U.S. Senate for comparison would be nice.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    The scores are of interest. Ms. Palin’s e-mail scores (which she undoubtedly writes herself) seem fairly consistent with her speeches, which is indicative of the extent of her personal involvement into the speech writing process.
    Obama on the other hand jumps all over the place. His inaugural speech 8.2, SotU 9.6 and "The back to School" speech in 09 of 6.7. Actual samples of his writing while in the Illinois State Senate and U.S. Senate for comparison would be nice.
    Yeah, that is interesting.

    I had actually considered the possibility that the whole "blood libel" thing was "sabotage" on the part of establishment Republicans. Some speech writer throwing it in to reduce her credibility. ( like the suspicious "wrong camera" thing in Bachmann's response to the SOTU speech. I know people in the field and that's an improbable "mistake")

    Its looking more and more like she DOES do most of her own writing, so maybe she did it to herself.

    One thing people should keep in mind when thinking about Palin is her education. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, she has a Communications degree. She went to school to be an on-air personality, so she SHOULD look good on TV. And she should have known better than to use a term without knowing if it was "charged". And to know what she's talking about before she speaks candidly. With her education she shouldn't be making these kinds of mistakes.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Apparently people are not aware of what the Flesch-Kincaid scale actually measures.

    It is a measure of the length of words and the length of sentences. Scoring high means what you write is hard to read.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Apparently people are not aware of what the Flesch-Kincaid scale actually measures.

    It is a measure of the length of words and the length of sentences. Scoring high means what you write is hard to read.
    So why did the guy who scored it say she did well?

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Apparently people are not aware of what the Flesch-Kincaid scale actually measures.

    It is a measure of the length of words and the length of sentences. Scoring high means what you write is hard to read.
    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    So why did the guy who scored it say she did well?
    Flesch-Kincaid measures the readability of the text. They base it on grade levels. The higher the grade level, the more difficult the reading level. He said she writes well because most people's writing doesn't score 8.0 or higher. Is it "harder to read"? Well, only if your reading level is below 8.0. Most adults don't find 8.0 hard to read.


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    What I like most about this is makes all the Palin bashing liars look like the fools they have been and seemly are.

    I have repeatedly posted that if those "people" would do their homework they would find out that she was very successful in public office from City Council to Mayor to Governor.

    You must be reading the material published by the Tea Party or Faux News.

    And, that she quit her governorship mid-stream, is not an accomplishment!



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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Next we need an astrologer to weigh in on Palin's intellect.
    Someone get Nancy Reagan in here.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    You must be reading the material published by the Tea Party or Faux News.

    And, that she quit her governorship mid-stream, is not an accomplishment!
    http://youtu.be/x4jtQzZUMJU?t=3m26s


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, okay! Nice shootout.



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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Apparently people are not aware of what the Flesch-Kincaid scale actually measures.

    It is a measure of the length of words and the length of sentences. Scoring high means what you write is hard to read.
    Scoring high is what Fiddytree's school work did. More than likely, it's because it includes a lot of technical jargon (which is why a lot of my own grad school papers also end up with high grade level "scores"). Most scientific writing will also have high grade levels because of this.

    They certainly won't be 8th grade level. That's a reasonable level to write at to sound somewhat intelligent without coming across as pretentious.

    BTW, your post got a 5.1 on the reading level, while this response received a 7.8.

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