Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Using the ten-dollar words

Go to Google advanced search, select 'reading level' and pick 'annotate results'. Then enter your blog URL into 'search within site'. Hey presto, Google will evalute the level of your prose.

This is mine for this blog: 50% basic, 42% intermediate, 7% advanced.

Here is an article from Technology Review on some of the implications of this tool for searching. However, I've got to say I think that technical people are mistaken when they assume that complexity of language is equivalent to complexity of thought. You could argue that complexity of prose is a mere tool.
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