10/04/2008

CNN has debate analysis looking at level of complexity of statements

CNN reports this:

Grade level: Biden, 7.8; Palin, 9.5 (Newspapers are typically written to a sixth-grade reading level.)

Sentences per paragraph: statistically tied at 2.7 for Biden and 2.6 for Palin.

Letters per word: tied at 4.4.

Ease of reading: Biden, 66.7 (with 100 being the easiest to read or hear), versus 62.4 for Palin.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if the scores were reversed for grade level, the media would jump all over it...

10/04/2008 10:10 AM  
Blogger nathan118 said...

Don't you love cnn's analysis? Palin used the passive voice more, therefore she is "deflecting responsibility." What a crock.

10/04/2008 1:56 PM  

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