Reading in a crisis: readability of risk communication
To understand a message, it needs to be readable to be understood. But what happens if you're in a high stress situation?
Hip-hop ain’t top: new study reveals reading levels behind music lyrics
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.
CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR - is an analysis of language skills. Find out how it is calculated and how you can use it to reach a wider audience.
GDPR: make your privacy notices readable – it’s the law
In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is about to go into effect. Here's how to make your privacy notices readable.
Have you read the terms and conditions? The readability of insurance policies
How readable are insurance policies? What are the implications of difficult insurance policies? What steps can be taken to improve their readability?
Proofreading with Readable – 7 strategies to instantly improve readability and write content that converts
You need an action plan for improving your readability. We’ll highlight some steps you can take so you can confidently go forth and clarify your content.
Insurance companies should provide readable policies
An insurance policy is a legal document. It’s a contract between the buyer and the insurance company. It spells out the terms and conditions of the coverage provided. In a real sense, the contract is what you are buying. However, most legal documents are difficult to read and nearly impossible to understand.
The Coleman-Liau Index
The Coleman-Liau Index is one of the most commonly used readability formulas today. Find out how it works and how you can best use it.
Readability and the Gunning Fog Index
The Gunning Fog index is a commonly cited readability formula. Find out what the scores mean, the origins of the formula and how you can best use it.
The Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
Flesch readability scores are the most popular and are the most widely tested and used. We'll explain what the Flesch and Flesch-Kincaid readability scores are and how to interpret and use them.
5 steps to improving readability
A readability score is a computer-calculated index which can tell you roughly what level of education someone will need to be able to read a piece of text easily.
Readability for authors
You have an idea for a novel, a short story, an article. It has everything – complex characters, suspense, and a killer of an ending. All you need to do is transform it into a beautifully polished piece that conveys the characters and their story exactly how they appear in your head.