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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 01:09 PM
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14. Depending on how you measure it the national average is about 4th grade
The problem is the most common measures like SMOG are pretty much useless. By better-supported methods like fill-in-the-blank it's probably somewhat higher, especially since she does write about policy.
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  -Analysts: Sarah Palin Writes at an 8th-grade Level QuintanarooBoy  Jun-13-11 12:34 PM   #0 
  - I'm no Palin fan but I bet if the majority of our emails were analyzed  justiceischeap   Jun-13-11 12:38 PM   #1 
  - +1 nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-13-11 12:58 PM   #8 
  - This is very true  Blasphemer   Jun-13-11 01:21 PM   #15 
  - My day-to-day, non-tech emails are unimpressive  TrogL   Jun-13-11 03:01 PM   #24 
  - Oh bullshit. She can't even SPEAK at a SECOND grade level.  HopeHoops   Jun-13-11 12:38 PM   #2 
  - I believe the average newspaper is written for an 8th grade level  mainer   Jun-13-11 12:40 PM   #3 
  - Hardly. The average newspaper is written at a 4th-grade level.  KamaAina   Jun-13-11 12:48 PM   #4 
  - I wish.  Codeine   Jun-13-11 01:01 PM   #11 
  - Did it say if she wrote them herself, or had staff write them? ...  Scuba   Jun-13-11 12:49 PM   #5 
  - Does the GOP make you stupid  Johonny   Jun-13-11 12:51 PM   #6 
  - That well? Really?  truebrit71   Jun-13-11 12:56 PM   #7 
  - Didn't she take the 8th grade in 6 different schools?  lame54   Jun-13-11 12:58 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-11 02:45 PM   #22 
  - well. she beats the mainstream press by three grade levels  librechik   Jun-13-11 12:59 PM   #10 
  - The lower the grade level -- the better the writer.  immoderate   Jun-13-11 01:06 PM   #12 
  - I guess that is why my appreciation for  exboyfil   Jun-13-11 01:44 PM   #16 
     - James Joyce makes you work  TrogL   Jun-13-11 02:57 PM   #23 
     - I skirted most of the classics; read a lot of science fiction.  immoderate   Jun-13-11 08:44 PM   #27 
  - That high?  ananda   Jun-13-11 01:08 PM   #13 
  - Depending on how you measure it the national average is about 4th grade  Recursion   Jun-13-11 01:09 PM   #14 
  - It's amazing that she got a degree in Communications,  Cleita   Jun-13-11 01:48 PM   #17 
  - This is ridiculous and kind of ableist.  lightningandsnow   Jun-13-11 01:49 PM   #18 
  - That's OK, she's still ahead of most Americans who read at the 6th grade level.  originalpckelly   Jun-13-11 01:50 PM   #19 
  - So I take it Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling write at a first grade level?  Lucian   Jun-13-11 02:13 PM   #20 
  - MANY emails I have seen are at 6th or below  SoCalDem   Jun-13-11 02:16 PM   #21 
  - Is this really the best our 8th graders can do? nt  eppur_se_muova   Jun-13-11 04:31 PM   #25 
  - I found this, from the above article, the most interesting part:  bighart   Jun-13-11 04:54 PM   #26 
  - Which, 30 years ago, would have been 3rd grade level.  ergot   Jun-13-11 08:47 PM   #28 
  - And most people read at about a 6th grade level  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-13-11 08:48 PM   #29 

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