Your readability questions answered

You’re bound to have plenty of questions about readability and how you can improve your content. We’ve rounded up the most commonly asked questions and we’re tackling them one by one.

25 January 2019 by Laura Kelly

How did the Spache readability formula become a must-have tool?

A great way to see that a book isn’t readable for young children is if it doesn’t have the appropriate Spache grade. But what’s Spache, where did it come from and why is it so important?

12 January 2019 by Laura Kelly

Why is the New Dale-Chall readability formula so important for elementary teachers and content writers alike?

The New Dale-Chall formula was created to analyze readability for fourth-graders and above. But, where did it come from, and why should every writer be paying attention to it?

11 January 2019 by Laura Kelly

How did the Automated Readability Index become an essential tool for technical writers?

ARI has been used since the 60s, but how did the Automated Readability Index become an essential tool for technical writers?

4 January 2019 by Laura Kelly

How did the SMOG index become a crucial readability formula for content writers?

The SMOG Index is an influential and popular writing tool. But, where did it come from, and how can you best use it?

4 January 2019 by Laura Kelly
Library | Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. CEFR

How CEFR can boost your content marketing

Readability is an essential tool for copywriters. If readers can’t understand your copy, you can forget about making an impact. This is true across all industries and sectors.

19 January 2018 by Steve Linney