ARI has been used since the 60s, but how did the Automated Readability Index become an essential tool for technical writers?
The SMOG Index is an influential and popular writing tool. But, where did it come from, and how can you best use it?
The British Forces are going to war with acronyms. The defense minister, Stuart Andrew, has banned the use of acronyms and abbreviations in his office. Smart move, or will it all go FUBAR?
Doctors are being told to adopt readability practices and write letters to patients that they can understand.
To understand a message, it needs to be readable to be understood. But what happens if you're in a high stress situation?
Are songwriting standards slipping at the top of the charts? @guardianmusic has their say. Is lyrical intelligence getting lower? A new study suggests the complexity of lyrics is declining, comparing words used in songs to reading levels in US schoolchildren.