Paste your text into the box below and your score will pop up in the yellow box. Use the scale below to see how your score measures up to famous writers, politicians and newspapers.
The test reads any use of . as a full stop. So remove email addresses and numbers (e.g. prices and dates) with a . to avoid getting a falsely high score.
We don't capture or store any of the text you enter into our readability test.
We've just checked your writing against the Flesch Kincaid reading ease score. That means we've made a quick calculation based on your average word and sentence length.
It's out of 100. The higher your score, the easier it is to read. The lower the score, the more difficult it is. That's not to say the higher the better – it all depends on your reader. As a rule of thumb for business writing, aim for a score of around 65.
Get a minus score? Yes, it is possible. In short - you need to start again.
Want to improve your score?
1. Add more full stops.
2. Replace long words (require, terminate, utilise) with short ones (need, stop/end, use).
3. Change passive (The report was written) to active (I wrote the report).