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    Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    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.”


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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.”
    Boy, those two just lost all respect and credibility and invites to parties.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I can buy it. Have you seen doctor's handwriting?
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I would love to have that job.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I probably write at a third grade level.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I probably write at a third grade level.
    For me, it would depend on which e-mails they analyze. Most of my intraoffice e-mails are short, abbreviated, incomplete sentences. Anything I'm sending to a client or vendor is professional, complete, and I bump up the vocab just a bit. If they took an average I might get 4th or 5th grade...
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    I just checked a recent post of mine here on Word and even with all of my typos, sentence fragments, and other errors, it managed to score 9.7. This is pretty surprising to me, so I decided to test this post to see what it would score and it got a 9.6.

    This indicates to me that it can’t be all that difficult to get an 8.2.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Mellie's Op got a 10.2, by the way. Good work, Mellie!

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    too bad her verbal skills are so poor.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Writing Analyzed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I just checked a recent post of mine here on Word and even with all of my typos, sentence fragments, and other errors, it managed to score 9.7. This is pretty surprising to me, so I decided to test this post to see what it would score and it got a 9.6.

    This indicates to me that it can’t be all that difficult to get an 8.2.

    That means you are over qualified to be a politician.

    They have standards ya know.

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