Have you ever wondered if you are reading or writing at the appropriate reading level? Sometimes it is important to know if the books you are reading are actually challenging you and improving your comprehension skills. You can actually calculate the readability of a book, using a special formula.
The Flesch-Kindaid readability formula is a simple calculation that uses things like "words per sentence" and average "syllables per word" to come up with a grade level. Find out how to calculate the readability of your own writing or the readability of a book you are reading. It's a handy tool for improving your reading and writing skills.