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A Test

Scorpio did this at Eccentricity, so I plugged this place and it came back with:

reading level

which I’m not sure I accept. YMMV

17 comments

1 fallenmonk { 11.17.07 at 7:41 pm }

the fallenmonk came back as high school. Bummer I was shooting for kindergarten.

2 Bryan { 11.17.07 at 8:05 pm }

I don’t understand the basis for the rating.

3 hipparchia { 11.17.07 at 8:44 pm }

mine is rated genius. i figure it’s because i crib heavily from i can has cheezburger?

4 Bryan { 11.17.07 at 9:08 pm }

I have a feeling that it is heavily influenced by vocabulary.

5 Michael { 11.17.07 at 9:55 pm }

That’d be my guess. I also got “postgrad,” which wasn’t a surprise.

6 Cookie Jill { 11.17.07 at 10:03 pm }

I’m undergrad at cookiesinheaven.

skippy’s high school. (but…shhhhh…don’t tell him.)

7 andante { 11.17.07 at 11:07 pm }

I’m embarrassed to tell you my rating. No, Fallenmonk – there is no cause to be jealous; I made it somewhat above kindergarten.

8 Bryan { 11.17.07 at 11:31 pm }

It’s vocabulary. Hipparchia has a post up about science blogs which includes technical terms.

Andante, if you write a post about the music program and use a few technical terms your score should shoot up. Alas they don’t add anything for cute, or Pippin would blow them away.

9 jams o donnell { 11.18.07 at 2:49 am }

Junior High School level for me. Although I have the mentality of a 13 year my ego was pricked! Then again the Poor Mouth got an NC17 rating in that thingy that did the rounds a little while back so wot does I kno

10 Mustang Bobby { 11.18.07 at 8:09 am }

Junior high for me. That’s probably because I used to teach it.

11 Bryan { 11.18.07 at 5:17 pm }

It’s choice of vocabulary, although that rating says a lot about newspaper columnists MB, unless it ignores block quotes.

You are probably throwing it off with British spelling, Jams.

12 Scorpio { 11.18.07 at 5:29 pm }

I think foreign words and phrases also help the score. Technical vocabulary. Syllable count. The usual silly stuff.

Hemingway would be jr. high, betcha anything.

13 Bryan { 11.18.07 at 10:40 pm }

Probably, Scorpio. I tend to long sentences and paragraphs, which would skew things and fall in to “police academy” report writing mode when talking about the law.

14 Steve Bates { 11.18.07 at 10:55 pm }

While I worked on that MMus that I never completed, I deliberately revised my writing style. It may be difficult to believe, but I have deliberately simplified my writing a great deal since my college days. My site received a “junior high” ranking, but that suits me fine, because that’s the level at which many news sites are aimed.

I’d rather inform my readers, or, better still, persuade them, than impress them. People blog for different reasons, though; YMMV.

15 Bryan { 11.18.07 at 11:47 pm }

I would hate to think how they would react if I posted one of my actual papers on the site. They might meet the MLA guidelines but you sound like a twit in any context other than a college course, and the same goes for my intelligence analysis and investigation reports, they only make sense to a specialized audience.

16 Badtux { 11.19.07 at 7:49 pm }

I wouldn’t want to see what my design documents would get. My blog, on the other hand, is rated “high school”. Which, given the density of my writing, seems rather curious but I suppose my attempts to make my writing less dense and more accessible had some slight effect. Sometimes.

– Badtux the Verbose Penguin

17 Bryan { 11.19.07 at 7:57 pm }

If you had one of your equipment selection posts on the front page it would have jumped.