Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th Graders, Analysis Shows

NPR- May 21, 2012

In 2005, Congress spoke at the 11.5 grade level on the Flesch-Kincaid scale. Now, it’s 10.6. In other words, Congress dropped from talking like juniors to talking like Sophomores. Flesch-Kincaid equates higher grade levels with longer sentences and words with more syllables.(Read full story here.)

A longer sentence is no panacea.
We need clear expression of a REAL IDEA.


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