Readability at the UN: why is speech clarity important?

Readability is of great importance when writing speeches and communicating with others. How are the principles of readability used at the UN?

23 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

The Powers Sumner Kearl formula

The Powers Sumner Kearl formula was developed in the 1950s by a group of readability experts. Find out how you can use it to improve your writing. 

27 March 2019 by Laura Kelly

The Raygor readability graph

The Raygor readability graph is a formula which calculates the reading grade level of a text. Find out how it's calculated and how it can best be used.

25 March 2019 by Laura Kelly

The FORCAST readability formula

Other readability formulas work great when you’re writing a narrative. What about when you’re not, and how can the FORCAST formula help you analyze incomplete sentences?

14 March 2019 by Laura Kelly

The five lost letters of the English language

Most of us know the English alphabet backwards and forwards. We learned our letters as children and we forever have the ear-worm of the alphabet song stuck in our heads, but did you know that there were actually a few letters that didn’t quite make the cut for our modern alphabet? After Christianity took over […]

2 April 2017 by Dave Child