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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    When I was in grad school for my reading specialist degree, my professors told us that most everything you see on TV is written on a 3rd - 6th grade level. Newspapers are a little higher at 6th - 8th grade level. Many books high school kids read aren't equivalent to their grade level. Of Mice and Men is written on a 7th grade level (I think), but I read it my 12th year of school.


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    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
    Link to actual email?

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I can buy it. Have you seen doctor's handwriting?
    This isn't handwriting analysis, but writing. Syntax, semantics.....


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Yup. !0 or 11 (Applause.) in there I missed.

    Obama 8.6
    Palin 8.5

    Close enough for government work, eh?
    I'd say so.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    You have to be careful with readability formulas. If you want to compare yours to Palin's, you have to use the same formula. They used Flesch-Kincaid. What does Word use?


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Unfortunately Palin's understanding of much of the world including government, economy and geography is probably no greater than an 8 grade level.

    I am not, however, surprised that Palin seems to resonate with people who have 8th grade reading comprehension levels.










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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You have to be careful with readability formulas. If you want to compare yours to Palin's, you have to use the same formula. They used Flesch-Kincaid. What does Word use?
    same...........

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You have to be careful with readability formulas. If you want to compare yours to Palin's, you have to use the same formula. They used Flesch-Kincaid. What does Word use?
    Word uses the Flesch-Kincaid, too.

    I just checked one of my grad school assignments and it got 15.6.

    Also, palin's resignation speech and acceptance speech at the RNC got a 9.1 and 9.0, respectively. Higher than obama's inaugural address.
    Last edited by Tucker Case; 06-15-11 at 03:00 PM.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    It's fun to see people interested in my field of work. I find it all fascinating.


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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It's fun to see people interested in my field of work. I find it all fascinating.
    This is probably the most interesting Palin thread around here.

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