The post that you’re reading was typed in Google Docs so that I could checkout the new additions to the “word count” feature. You see, before when you went to File> Word Count, you’d get all of the typical offerings that you find in other word processing applications like how many words are in the document.
Now they’ve taken the “Word Count” feature to a whole new level with new options like how many words per sentence, how many sentences per paragraph, how many words per page, and average characters per word. Even better, you can also find out what reading level your document was written at which is how I knew that this article was written at a 10th grade reading level. Kinda useless information, but cool at the same time.
They get this information based upon Flesch-Kincaid Readability Tests which takes into account the total words in a passage, total number of sentences, and total syllables to come up with a grade level.
So there you have it, if you read this article successfully, you’re able to read at least at a 10th grade level (15-16 years old). :)
Source: Download Squad