Sentence, word length top elements of readable copy
Elements of readability
The writing and the reader determine reading ease
Book learning: Reader traits affect readability. So do content, style, design and structure.
Story length affects readability scores
Shorter stories 6% more readable — Readership Institute
Keep it short: Readers found longer stories hard to follow, too complicated and less relaxing to read in this study.
Sentence length, structure affect readability scores
Sentence length, word length make messages more readable
It takes 2: Want to dramatically improve readability? Focus on the top 2 drivers of reading ease: sentence length and word length.
Word length, familiarity affect readability scores
To cut your syllable count, make subjects characters
Just do it: Take these tips for making your message active from the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Measure, manage & report readability scores
4 more ways to use reading ease
Does your writing measure up? Learn how you can use readability measures to produce readable content.