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November 15th, 2007

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11:37 pm - Odd and puzzling LJ rating
Here's something that allegedly gives you the reading level of your blog. I checked a number of other journal, and mine was the only one that got this particular result, which does puzzle me somewhat. I have no idea as to the criteria used, so it's difficult for me to say more about this other than puzzlement.

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Date:November 16th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
For whatever it is worth, www.crookedtimber.org also gets a rating of genius. As does www.wikipedia.org. As does www.stccmop.org.

I assume it means graduate school level, as college(undergraduate) is the highest I think I've seen otherwise. If there is a college(graduate) level, then maybe it means hodge-podge?
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Date:November 16th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
There is a college (postgrad) option, although it's also rare.
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Date:November 16th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
I'd have to guess hodge-podge then, fluctuating from post-grad to elementary school level between posts.

Still, it does seem bafflingly out of place. Genius is not a reading level.
Date:November 16th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
NYRB is postgrad. Amanda Marcotte is undergrad. Most sites it can't read seem to turn up high school. The Nielsen-Haydens are junior high.

Rebecca Borgstrom is elementary school.

It would be interesting to see what your published - and therefore polished, revised, edited - writing gets, relative to the thoughts you give here. Or maybe less in your case, since it could only go down, not up.
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Date:November 16th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Well...my LJ's reading level is designated "Junior High School." Which, perhaps, is a tribute to the simplicity, directness, and accessibility of my writing. Or maybe it's just calling me stupid. I dunno. ;-)
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Date:November 16th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Agreed, only I got Elementary School. I either feel superior or insulted, I'm not sure which. :D
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Date:November 19th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
It can't be word count, and I'm pretty certain it isn't vocabulary. I'm hideously long-winded and fairly eruditely written -- though prone to digressions and hideous run-on sentences -- and I only scored "Elementary School."
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Date:November 16th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)

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Date:November 17th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
My LJ got elementary school. I think the criteria may have something to do with length of entry, complexity of sentence structure, vocabulary, and maybe how sophisticated the topic is. Your entries are more well thought out than most people's, and you always write about ideas, rather than stuff like "I'm sick. Wah."
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Date:November 17th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)

I'm hurt, but not surprised.


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