Reading level

We should write in a way that is easy to understand for all users. Shorter sentences help make online reading easier. Sentences should ideally be no more than 25 words. 

The Flesch-Kincaid score grades your writing on readability. If the score is high, the sentence is more readable. To find this in Microsoft Word, follow these instructions: 

  1. Select the Microsoft Office Button, and then select “Word Options”. 
  2. Select “Proofing”. 
  3. Make sure “Check grammar with spelling” is selected. 
  4. Under “When correcting grammar in Word”, select the “Show readability statistics” check box.