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This tool is a web version of Firefox add-on and Chrome extension that provides an extensive report about the number of words, characters, sentences... Everything is done instantaneously at run time without any extra click. It comes with other bells and whistles like readability, keyword density, case change... to maximize your productivity.

Readability level

Dale-Chall score formula is used to assess the readability level of a given text, which is described below:
Dale-Chall formula
Difficult words do not belong to the list of 3,000 familiar words. The formula adds 3.6365 to the raw score if the percentage of difficult words is greater than 5% to get the adjusted score. More information can be found here.

The mapping of Dale-Chall score to Readability level:

Score Readability level
4.9 or lower easily understood by an average 4th-grade student or lower
5.0–5.9 easily understood by an average 5th or 6th-grade student
6.0–6.9 easily understood by an average 7th or 8th-grade student
7.0–7.9 easily understood by an average 9th or 10th-grade student
8.0–8.9 easily understood by an average 11th or 12th-grade student
9.0–9.9 easily understood by an average 13th to 15th-grade (college) student
10.0 or higher easily understood by an average college graduate

Definition

What is regarded as a word?

A word contains many alphabets, numeric letters, hyphens, apostrophe, markers.

What is regarded as a difficult word?

A word does not belong to the list of 3000 familiar words.

What is regarded as a character?

Any printable or non-printable like spaces are counted as a character.

What is regarded as a sentence?

A sentence contains many words and ends by a full stops or markers.

What is a paragraph?

Paragraph consists of many sentences and ends by a new-line character.

What is the Average Word Length?

The total length of all the words divided by the number of words.

What is the Average Sentence Length?

The number of words divided by the number of sentences.
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