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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I just scored it as well and it got an 8.6. Granted, I got it off th ewhite house website and removed the "(applause.)" notations since they are not part of the actual address. What did you do and where did you get it from?
    Same. White House website, omitted the (APPLAUSE) at the end.

    I'll do it again and screenshot the results if you like. What version of WORD did you use? I was using 2007.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I ended my statement too early. .. for the ladies.

    That's what she said...

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    If her emails share any similarity to her screechy speeches I'm guessing that 8th grade level comes more from run on, duct-taped together sentences, rather than using big edumacated words, lol.


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Same. White House website, omitted the (APPLAUSE) at the end.

    I'll do it again and screenshot the results if you like. What version of WORD did you use? I was using 2007.
    Ah, there were other {applause) notations in it. That will lower the score. hit cntl F and then "replace" and then replace the (applause.) with a space.

    I was using 2007, but the calcualtion should be the same regardless of which version is used.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Writing Analysts Claim Palin Writes ‘Better Than Most Educated Americans’ | The Blaze

    AOL Weird News brought samples to two writing analysts who independently evaluated 24,000 pages of the former governor’s emails. They came back in agreement that Palin composed her messages at an eighth-grade level, an excellent score for a chief executive, they said.

    “I’m a centrist Democrat, and would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate,” said 2tor Chief Executive Officer John Katzman.

    “However, the emails say something else. Ms. Palin writes emails on her Blackberry at a grade level of 8.5.

    “If she were a student and showing me her work, I‘d say ’It’s fine, clear writing,’” he said, admitting that emails he wrote scored lower than Palin’s on the widely used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

    While some would initially scoff or laugh at Palin’s grade-level assessment, past speakers and writers of note have scored comparably. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was a 9.1 and Martin Luther King’s famed “I have a Dream” came in at 8.8. Remember, Palin’s results were based on e-mails, not riveting speeches, so the fact that they score remotely close to the aforementioned works is intriguing .

    Overall, this is good news for Palin, as her writing was found to be better than some CEOs’. The New York Daily News sheds further light on her abilities:

    It turns out Palin’s writing skills are still better than most educated Americans. Global Language Monitor gave Palin’s emails a score of 8.2, which actually exceeds that of most chief executives.

    “She’s very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical,” said Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. “She has much more of a disciplined mind than she’s given credit for.”
    Example of concise and clear. . .

    Please inform my aide that I need to know the location of the United States on the map before tonight's debate. Thank you,

    Sarah

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I just analyzed this (a blog post I wrote a while ago) and it scored an 11.35
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I think lefties aren't getting their money's worth from these investigative lawyers they have roaming the Alaskan state house.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Fail. once again, fail.....
    I figured it out. Apparently talking points rate right at an 8th grade level. Makes perfect sense, everything is right in the world again.

    You're right, I'm not giving her enough credit. She figured out that people would much rather hear talking points than any ham-fisted idea that came from that hollow space between her ears.

    Besides, I'm not saying she's a terrible person or isn't good at anything. I'm sure she does a great job of coloring inside the lines and even though she's still trying to fit that round peg in the square hole, she did figure out the triangular one right away.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Mellie's Op got a 10.2, by the way. Good work, Mellie!
    Well, I didn't write most of that. :P


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Ah, there were other {applause) notations in it. That will lower the score. hit cntl F and then "replace" and then replace the (applause.) with a space.

    I was using 2007, but the calcualtion should be the same regardless of which version is used.
    Yup. !0 or 11 (Applause.) in there I missed.

    Obama 8.6
    Palin 8.5

    Close enough for government work, eh?

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