Re: What Flesch measures

Subject: Re: What Flesch measures
From: Alisa Dean <Alisa -dot- Dean -at- MCI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:44:00 -0700

On November 27, "Stratton, Doug" writes:
>Subject: Re: What Flesch measures

>Steven Jong wrote:

>"Various readability indices measure various factors, but the Flesch
>Index measures *only* the average syllable length and sentence length. It is,
>and readability metrics in general are, simplistic but well-directed toward
>gauging readability."

>Personally, I try to avoid the way of all Flesch... .

>(Tell me the age of this joke and win a valuable prize.)


Is this in the same category as: "The spirit was willing, but the Flesh
was weak"?

Sorry. It was there - I had to use it.

Alisa Dean
Sr. Technical Writer
alisa -dot- dean -at- mci -dot- com

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